Feel Calm At Home: Six Causes Of Stress In Your House

By Hand On The Hip - 12/19/2018

When all the world seems to be against you, the one place you’re supposed to feel safe, happy, and relaxed is your own home. Unfortunately, however, for many people out there, this simply isn’t the case. If you don’t enjoy being at home, and instead do everything you can to stay out of there, then there will be a reason. Rather than ignore this, you should find it and do what you can to combat it. With that in mind, here are six potential causes of stress hidden in your home.

Cluttered Rooms
Clutter is a major source of stress, making it impossible to relax, even at home. If your house is piled high with papers, toys, dirty dishes, and other mess, then you need to work to get things in order. Start by boxing up and getting rid of anything you no longer want or need. These things can be sold, donated, or thrown away. After that, you can go and give everything else a place.

Noisy Televisions
Relaxing in front of a television screen is a common pastime, but you should try not to spend every spare minute of every day on this activity. Stress can be incredibly contagious, so, if you’re watching someone go through a hard time, you’ll mirror their emotions. The excess noise can also put you on edge. For this reason, you should limit your screen time and so something else.

Junk Food
Our bodies and minds are a lot more connected than most people realise. Although you likely know that your diet affects your physical health, few understand the impact it can also have on your brain. Junk and processed foods, like sweets, coffee, and fried products, can make you feel jittery, increasing anxiety. To feel your best, you need to stick to a balanced and nutritious diet.

Low Temperatures
Cold temperatures can put a stress on your body and mind, leaving you anxious and down. They also lower your immune system, increasing the likelihood of you becoming sick. Because of this, you should ensure you keep your home warm. Proper insulation and a windows replacement can reduce the amount of heat lost from your home. You can also wear extra layers of clothing.

Unfinished Work
Bringing work home with you seems like a great idea for most, as it allows you to finish assignments but still see your family. However, this will have a negative effect on your work-life balance, and cause you to associate your home with the stresses of work. With that in mind, you might find it easier to work late a night or two, rather than work from home each day.

Difficult Housemates
When you live with someone, you’re bound to disagree and argue with them now and then, whether it’s your children not picking up their toys or your friends using the last of the milk. To make life easier for everyone, you need to sit down and talk through your problems. You should also make time for yourself now and then so that you don’t get under each other’s feet.

Your home is supposed to be the one place you can relax, so make it that way by combating the six stressors listed above.

P.S. This post is a collaborative post and not written by Hand On The Hip.

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