When life is particularly stressful, it can be beneficial to shift the energy in your home. A calming scent, relaxing music, or some sunshine can soothe your mood and settle your nerves. These things are simple to put into place, but they can make a world of difference in how you feel.
Here are some de-stressing tools that will help you positively shift the energy.
Using scents to shift energy is a great way to love your home and yourself
Scents can instantly shift the energy in a room and transform your mood. When you want to feel at ease and peaceful, there are a number of aromas that can transport you to a soothing place.
- Ylang ylang
- Orange blossom
Studies show that aromatherapy reduces stress levels and improves sleep. There are various ways to bring these lovely smells to your home. Light candles, use reed diffusers or essential oil diffusers. Don’t forget about your car. Adding calming scents to your car can come in handy when dealing with traffic issues.
Music is magic
Music has a magical way of instantly shifting the mood and energy of any room. Use this energy tool to your advantage. If you’re feeling sad or tired, an upbeat tune can energize you. When you’re stressed or overwhelmed, soft, easy music can calm you. Binaural music played softly in the background as you work can help you focus and be productive.
There is so much research that points to the energy shifting powers of music. One study found that listening to music could reduce chronic pain by up to 21 percent and depression by up to 25 percent. That’s powerful.
I create a monthly playlist for my VIP Club members to use as they declutter, de-stress, simplify and love their homes.
Color and light shift energy
Natural sun light can give your mood a boost and signal to the brain that it’s time to start the day. Using candlelight and dimmed lights can also shift the energy to a more calm and romantic feel. Color is also light. You can’t have light without color and you can’t have color without light. Different colors have different affects on us.
- Green creates a connection with nature and gives off a grounding energy
- Blue offers a calming energy
- White projects crisp, clean feelings and is great for smaller spaces
- Orange is associated with a warm energy
- Yellow can evoke optimism and cheerfulness
There’s no need to paint an entire room. You can simply add throw pillows or decor that bring in energetic colors that help de-stress and elevate your mood.