An emphasis on well-being dominates particularly at this time of year. After all, spring time is the epitome of fresh starts and new beginnings. But with the focus usually pointing at ourselves, our minds and our bodies, perhaps its time we thought about other areas of our lives.
Our homes are our castles. Most of us have spent quite a bit of time in them over the last few years. Some of us may continue to be working from home or have set up home businesses. Even if you’re back in the office, your home deserves to remain a sanctuary. Somewhere you can return to and feel safe and secure. So, what can we do within our homes not only to maintain its castle like status but to fuel our emotional and physical well-being?
House plants seem to be having a bit of resurgence lately. And with very good reason. Not only are they pleasing to the eye, a dash of nature inside, but they are full of natural healing properties. Snake plants and Peace Lilies, to name just two, can help prevent mould spores, they purify the air in the room, and they can decrease the amount of toxins floating about from the products we use. You can spend as much or as little as you like but investing in a few of these magical plants is a beautiful and natural way of investing in your health.
Yoga is one of the most home-friendly exercises we can do. Even ten minutes of stretching can relax and tone your muscles, it can stimulate your organs and give you a sense of calm at the end of a long day.
And perhaps one of the most effective things we can do to ensure our homes are our sanctuaries is to take inspiration from the Danish, who treat their homes as a tool for their well-being, not just a shelter from the cold. What they call Hygge is all about ensuring your home is somewhere that makes you smile, envelops you in cosiness and generally helps to swap the grey outside for warmth and joy inside. Candles and cosy throws, big cushions made from soft material and good, nourishing food all work together to heighten your emotional and physical well-being.
In a world that can seem uncertain at times, our homes can provide us with exactly what we need.
Orchidale Children's Nursery is based in a fantastic converted bungalow building in Taverham, 15 minutes from Norwich with childcare places for 2 months-5 year olds. We can offer your child fabulous fun filled days of activities to help children learn and make lots of new friends. We have a fabulous outdoor space with so many area's of learning. Including a separate 0-2's garden, forest school space, large lawn for the children to run around on and so much more! Please come and see us, our beautiful learning area's and our magical garden. If you are searching for a Day Nursery in Norwich, Norfolk then we are the Children's Nursery that goes the extra mile for you and your children. Visit the Orchidale Nursery website at: www.orchidale.co.uk
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