Our living space plays a direct role in influencing our physical and mental health, especially when we have to stay at home more due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With small positive changes to your household, you can help your family and yourself improve your fitness and mood, and reduce the chances of falling ill.
1. Organize Your Stuff Neatly
As the ongoing COVID-19 situation remains unpredictable, we may be subject to movement restrictions and as a result, spend most of our time at home. The arrangement of items and furniture may help to reduce clutter, which in turn reduces stress. Moreover, a tidy household can also help to increase your concentration and inspire creativity, especially when you have to work from home.
Besides, arranging your belongings in an orderly manner will limit the tight and humid nooks and crannies, which is an ideal environment for cockroaches, mosquitoes, termites, mice, etc. to breed. These are all animals that carry many dangerous infectious pathogens.
To tidy up your household, the first step you should take is to get rid of unnecessary items. Then, based on your needs, arrange your belongings in order of priority, making sure everything is neat. This will help you to save time when retrieving items and make it easier to clean your home.
2. Allow Fresh Air and Sunlight into Your Home
Allowing wind to flow through open windows helps to promote a smooth circulation of fresh air throughout the household. As a result, your living space becomes fresh, reducing the feeling of stuffiness and discomfort. Fresh air also helps to increase oxygen, eliminate CO2, and toxic substances, which may help to improve the respiratory health of family members, especially the elderly and young children.
Natural sunlight also plays a big part in protecting the health of the whole family. In a sunny environment and in places with a high temperature of 30 degrees or more, respiratory viruses are less likely to grow and spread. In addition, sunlight aids to stimulate the body’s ability to produce serotonin, a neurotransmitter that plays a role in stabilizing mood, helping home occupants stay upbeat.
3. Use Aromatherapy to Introduce a Calming Scent to Your Home
Add a few pieces of lemon, orange, grapefruit, or eucalyptus zest to a pot of boiling water and simmer for a few hours. Or you can also add to the pot of boiling water the scent of your favorite herbal essential oil. The living space will quickly be filled with pleasant scents from herbs, giving you a feeling of relaxation and absolute enjoyment.
In particular, eucalyptus and mint extract found in SunBreeze® Oil, can provide your living space with a relaxing aroma to refresh your senses.
4. Add Plants and Greenery to Your Household
Plants not only make your home cooler and aesthetically pleasing, they also act as “natural air purifiers”, helping to improve the health of the whole family.
In addition, some ornamental plants such as rosemary, mint, and geranium bring a gentle fragrance, helping to relax the mind. Taking care of a bonsai plant is also one good way to help one relieve stress and maintain a positive mindset.
5. Use SunSmile® Fruit & Vegetable Rinse to Wash Fresh Produce
In addition to rearranging your household space, remember to consume a diet rich in fruits and vegetables for good health. Washing your fresh produce with SunSmile® Fruit & Vegetable Rinse is a great choice to remove dirt the safe and natural way, making it suitable for the whole family. Our health should be the top priority. This is even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic, when we should protect our body and maintain good health.
Let’s try out these practices to enhance our household space as a way of showing our care to our family, as well as cultivate healthy living habits for a better life!