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How to create a more calming space today

Whether you’re completely stress free or wanting to de-stress a bit, having a calming space in your home can help big time! A calming space can be things to many people. It can be labelled as  “the quiet zone” thats off limits to others, an outside space to collect your thoughts, or  just a place to recoup and get yourself together. Whatever kind of calming space you’re looking for, here are some suggestions for how to create one to fit your needs!

(P.S. Check out this outdoor room below! By no means do you need to have this in order to be calm, but I just think it’s beyond beautiful. )

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  1. Find a physical space and define the purpose of that particular place. Try to only use to space to calm yourself down or de-stress (i.e. stay away from studying or engaging in other stress activities there!)
  2. Clean and de-clutter: it may seem silly, but a decluttered space leads to a decluttered mind! I 100% believe that you will not feel calm if the space around you is unorganized.
  3. Decorate! Fill your calming space with the colors and accessories. My personal preference is any spectrum of blue/greens and candles or scents that smell like the ocean. For me, being at a beach is where I feel the most calm so I try to duplicate that in my designated space.
  4. Bring some outdoor elements indoors! Most people feel calm when they are surrounded by nature (whether it’s a backyard, beach, or a wooded forest…). This may fit in with decorating, but if you’re unable to have an outdoor calming space, try adding your favorite plants to your spot.
  5. Pick a place with the right kind of lighting. For me, I thrive best when there’s tons of natural sunlight. However, if you prefer a more dark and subdued kind of space, opt for an inside space with limited windows and just use light from candles.
  6. Live in the city, but still want to use your outside space as a peaceful sanctuary? Check out these suggestions for creating a quiet spot in urban gardens. It may be easier than you think!

I hope these tips help you find your next calming space. Let me know if you have any other ideas that you find helpful!

Article written by GUADS staff member, Christina

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