Fresh space, fresh mind: Inspiration for the new year
2021 is coming to an end, and many are looking for a fresh start in the new year. In this article, we will give you some ideas on how your physical space can impact your psychological behaviors. You will also get some tips on how to make your spaces help you feel inspired!
Starting in December every year, people are busy trying to find Christmas gifts, arrange New Year’s parties, and trying to not get lost in all the in-between. In the midst of all this, a few people are becoming philosophical and thinking about their new year’s resolutions: what do I want to accomplish in 2022? And how can I get a fresh start?
Here we will give you a few tips on how to get in the spirit of inspirational transformation by adapting your physical spaces.
1. Subtle mindful reminders
A really simple way to feel inspired is to look at inspiring things. Treat yourselves to some inspiring wall art prints in time for the new year. You can choose from a wide range of motives depending on what mood you want to set: travel posters, clean black-and-white pictures, cottagecore plants… you name it!
They are easy to incorporate into any room where you want to create a mindful space in, and they come in many sizes. Just the view of them will remind you of your goals and intentions for the new year while adding a chic vibe. Place them over your bed, in the living room, or where you feel that the inspiration will flow the most.
2. The classic rearrangement
Of course, the list must contain the classic furniture rearrangement. It’s simple, it’s cheap, it’s a good workout… what’s not to love? By rearranging what you already have you’re engaging your analytical skills and learning to think outside of the box.
Unlearning visual and physical habits can aid in widening your general perspective, and help you reflect more on what patterns and habits are actually efficient for you. Whether it be in room arrangement or work-related habits.
3. Airborne inspiration
Develop an interest in scent-based alternatives. Being in a room that smells good can help you relax and feel inspired. There are lots of different alternatives, such as room sprays, scented candles, or essential oils. These can be found in a wide range of prices and designs, from classic affordable vanilla-scented candles to luxurious cedarwood candles.
Some essential extracts claim to have psychological effects such as energizing (peppermint, for example) or to be stress relieving (such as lavender). Just like a perfume or cologne, it can help you feel that you’re doing that little extra to get your results while also helping you feel quite cozy.
We hope that you find these tips helpful and wish you luck on your new year’s resolutions. Happy 2022 living!