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These 7 Things In Your Home May Be Making You Unhappy

Take care or get rid of these things in your home and create a space where you can feel at peace

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The home should be a place where we get to de-stress after a long day, but are there times when you find yourself feeling lonely and anxious even in your private space?

Sometimes, we may end up having things in our houses that only make us feel all the more stressed. You may not even be aware that these things are actually weighing you down emotionally.


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An unmade bed

Did you know that simply leaving your bed unmade when you wake up in the morning can have a negative impact on your mood? Being able to organize helps you tackle stressful things in stride, so if you start off your day without tidying up your bed, you might just end up feeling even more stressed out when you get home later. Keeping your bed made every day can also help you rest better.

READ: Here's How To Make Your Bed in 60 Seconds Or Less


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Mirrors

As great as mirrors may be to use as décor, they can also put down a person’s mood by making them stress over the way they look. So if you notice yourself becoming a lot more conscious about your appearance every time you see your reflection, it might be a good idea to limit the mirrors in your space to areas where they are necessary, like your bathroom and bedroom.


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Dark and heavy drapes

One of the reasons why light-colored, flowy drapes are always a great idea is because they can make you feel lighter as well, unlike dark and heavy drapes, which can bring down the atmosphere in a room. Of course, the kind of curtains you use depends on the design style of your home, but make sure to choose your drapes carefully, not just in terms of how it looks in the room but also how it can influence your mood.


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The wrong wall or furniture color 

We normally associate colors with different feelings, and these associations are important to take into consideration when deciding on what color to paint your home. Do you want your home to exude a relaxing, chill vibe? Then you may want to use shades of blue or green. On the other hand, if you want your space to feel more dynamic, maybe a bright and fiery color like red will be more suitable.

READ: Did You Know That Color Can Control Your Mood?


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Clutter

You may already know this, but having a lot of clutter in the home can trigger stress and anxiety. From heaps of old papers, to books you’ve already read, to random knickknacks—all of these should be chucked to the trash before they take a bigger toll on you. Even sentimental things like old gifts, family heirlooms, and childhood keepsakes should be taken out of your home, because these often have a tendency to cause feelings of guilt. Don’t feel that you have to keep them, especially if you don’t really use them or if they don’t fit the look of your home.

READ: There's Scientific Proof That Clutter Causes Anxiety


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Your kids’ clutter

All parents know that children often leave clutter around the home, like toys, clothes, and artworks. Because of this, parents can feel even more worried and stressed, because the feeling of being out of control is heightened. A solution to this would be to find places to store your children’s things, and to throw out what needs to be thrown out.

READ: 5 Ways To Keep your Kids' Toys from Taking Over the House


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Unused or neglected hobby supplies

In the busyness of everyday life, it can be difficult to find time to do the things we normally enjoy doing. Keeping things related to doing those hobbies in the home can also make you feel sad or even guilty for spending money on things you didn’t end up using at all. If you don’t want to give those supplies away, try to find the time to put them to good use.

Source: House Beautiful

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