Life stresses you out. Constant stress in your life puts unneeded wear and tear on your body that can make you sick and become even more stressed. One way to deal with stress is to have a little sanctuary to call your own. In there, you can say anything you want, feel anything you want and heave a sigh of relief. Many modern people create their own sanctuaries in their bedrooms.
Transforming your bedroom into your personal sanctuary doesn’t require much money, but it does require some time and commitment. The good news is that you can do as much or as little as you like. You may even find that making a personal sanctuary helps to relieve stress.
Kick Everyone Else Out
If possible, have yourself be the only human being allowed in your sanctuary. Pets are allowed because they don’t talk back and try to borrow money off of you when you are trying to relax. You can’t relax unless you let your guard down and you can’t do that with many pairs of eyes looking at you. You need solitude.
If, for some reason, you share your bedroom with someone, then negotiate a time you can the room for yourself. Put a DO NOT DISTURB sign on the doorknob to remind your roommates that you are in dire need of some private time.
Moving in a bunch of new furniture and knick knacks that promise to promote serenity won’t do any good unless you have a clean, neat room to begin with. You really don’t need to bring anything else into your room but you do need to take stuff out. Tackle the clutter and mess as best you can even if it’s only one square inch at a time.
Take a good, long look at the possessions in your bedroom. Do you really need them? When did you last use them? Do you even recognize what they are supposed to be? Even if it’s just one drawer or shelf at a time, get rid of the stuff you don’t need or never use and definitely the stuff you can’t recognize. If everything’s still in good condition, consider giving them to charity. Some charities will pick up the merchandise at your home.
Room With A View
Even if your bedroom is a refurnished basement, you can still make it your personal sanctuary. Don’t like what you see outside your window every day? Think about what you’d rather look at and stick those things up on the walls. These could be as simple as cutting out pictures from a magazine or as intricate as new wallpaper with peace signs all over them. Don’t ask for anyone else’s advice. Just use the images that make you happy.
If you need ideas about what images or colors you want in your bedroom, check out the home improvement ideas on Pinterest.