One of the first steps to achieving a lighter emotional life is to try to live in calm and minimalist (or just tidy) surroundings. A messy home can create increased stress levels for many individuals. If your mind has been stimulated all day, whether through work, home education with the kids or other commitments, your ‘down time’ should ideally take place in a restful space.
Remember that increased stress levels have a crafty way of adding ‘weight’ to our energy and demeanour; we may talk in a more monotone voice, stoop a little and generally ‘carry the weight of the world on our shoulders’.
Treat your home as a beloved friend who needs care and attention; you will enjoy the more respectful connection that a tidier home brings.