Relaxation and technology. Two terms that aren’t often used in the same sentence. However, what if you could use technology to increase relaxation?
This month we are focusing on ways to use modern devices that assist in balancing a sense of calm with ease of use. This blog is going to explain a number of additions, which can turn your home into a tranquil space- a haven where you can switch off and let the worries of your day ease away.
Does music help you to relax and unwind? You’re not alone. According to the health experts at HelpGuide.org, one of the speediest and most reliable ways to stamp out stress is to engage one or more of your senses—sight, sound, taste, smell or touch.
Having a sound system in your home provides easy access to the sounds that assist you to feel your best throughout the day.
Think happy, upbeat music in the morning to start your day in a positive headpsace, and calming sounds for your evening to unwind after a busy day. This technology can also be used for apps that further assist relaxation, such as guided meditation, or to listen to stress management podcasts.
However you choose to relax, sound systems are a fantastic tool to create a calming space in your home.
Our next recommendation employs the use of adjustable lighting. While bright lights in your living areas might be beneficial during the day, they are less appealing when you are trying to relax and unwind.
Depending on the design of your house, there are a number of ways to use lighting to create a calming space.
For those who are renovating or building, choosing lights that can be easily dimmed through the switch is a fantastic option. However, decorative choices can also be used. Lamps for the bedroom and living room provide an escape from bright overhead lighting. We recommend warm bulbs to increase the calming benefits.
A final option for the optimal calming experience is using candlelight. Not only is the flicker of the flame relaxing to watch, choosing fragrances such as lavender, warm vanillas or soft florals can create a truly relaxing experience for a number of your senses.
For many families, organizing meals in the midst of a busy day is the ultimate stress. From creating the shopping list to finding a recipe, it’s no surprise that by the end of the preparation you can be feeling tired and anxious.
Fortunately, there have been a number of technological advancements, which places convenience right at your fingertips.
Smart fridges with interactive screens, provide a number of amazing benefits to create ease of use in the kitchen. Not only can you create shopping lists and find recipes online, but some also allow you to connect directly with grocery stores to place your order for delivery. The Samsung Family Hub also has an app that directly connects to a camera inside your refrigerator. This allows you to check if you already have that essential ingredient in your fridge from the supermarket!
Just in case that wasn’t enough, there are also options for music and tv- right from the heart of your kitchen.
Diffusers and Air Purifiers
Our final recommendation is the use of increasingly popular electronic diffusers and air purifiers. These simple devices harness the power of essential oils to help calm the central nervous system and clear the airways for ease of breath.
Simply choose the oil of your choice, connect your device and enjoy the natural aromas. We recommend fragrances such as lavender to reduce stress, or for those feeling under the weather this winter, options such as eucalyptus or menthol help clear airways.
Many have built-in lighting systems, to further amplify relaxation. These devices are widely available and inexpensive, providing a simple way to increase a sense of calm in your home.
Not sure where to begin?
If you are struggling to bring the desired energy into your home, contact Krystal and the team at Interior Flow today. We use principles of intuitive design, paired with Feng Shui, to create a space that truly represents you.
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