Experiencing high levels of stress? Make your home a stress-free sanctuary.
Your home is your refuge. It’s a little corner in your life where you can feel safe and relaxed when things get overwhelming.
Lately, I have been super intrigued and focusing to bring light to the determinants of health. You see, your physical environment among other environments play a major role in your overall health; mood and mental wellness including stress.
My hubby and I have found a love and hobby we share and practice. We love creating things from scratch and DIY projects are a thing in our home. While in quarantine we have had the time to focus more on our home projects.
Our latest project is this DIY patio furniture where I will be working most of my time this summer enjoying the birds chirping, Vitamin D and fresh air that makes you feel incredible.
Looking to do a DIY and find stress relief routine;
Redoing a room with simple changes. Less is more and a simple refresh can maximize its comfort level.
Emphasize a view with nature.
Bring the outdoors in, and vice-versa.
Adding house plants; decorating and using specific types of plants offering calm-inducing qualities like lavender, succulent, peperomia etc.
Incorporate colors that have been proven to reduce anxiety. For instance, blue is a color that has been proven to reduce stress and lower blood pressure.
According to the Journal of Physiology and Anthropology, house plants help decrease stress levels. 
In addition, plants like lavender have been shown in studies its benefits to improving mood. A study found in the Journal of Neuroscience proved that smelling lavender had a significant and positive effect in improving mood and relaxation. 
Further, lavender has been suggested as an excellent natural remedy to treat insomnia and improve the sleep quality. 
Koulivand PH, Khaleghi Ghadiri M, Gorji A. Lavender and the nervous system. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013:681304. doi:10.1155/2013/681304
Lee MS, Lee J, Park BJ, Miyazaki Y. Interaction with indoor plants may reduce psychological and physiological stress by suppressing autonomic nervous system activity in young adults: a randomized crossover study. J Physiol Anthropol. 2015;34(1):21. Published 2015 Apr 28. doi:10.1186/s40101-015-0060-8
Tiffany Field, Miguel Diego, Maria Hernandez-reif, Wendy Cisneros, Larissa Feijo, Yanexy Vera, Karla Gil, Diana Grina & Ging Claire he (2005) Lavender Fragrance Cleansing Gel Effects on Relaxation, International Journal of Neuroscience, 115:2, 207-222, doi: 10.1080/00207450590519175