Getting the Energy to Revitalize Your Home

Getting the Energy to Revitalize Your Home

The following contribution is from another author.

If you’ve been paying attention to the popularity of minimalism in recent years, not to mention Marie Kondo’s “Konmari” method of home decluttering, you will have noticed that there are a lot of people out there who are trying to revitalise their homes in various different ways, and to regain a sense of control and balance.

Of course, taking steps to actually revitalise your home may well be fairly complex, and may involve various different tasks and projects, such as new garage door installation, for example.

Many people actually do have plans in place for overhauling, decluttering, and revitalising the homes. It’s just that they don’t have the energy to actually get the process done.

Here are a few tips for building up the energy to revitalise your home.

Start with something small that will have a notable visual impact

Often, the idea of actually undertaking ambitious projects around the home can seem totally daunting upfront, particularly if there’s a lot to get done. In this case, a lot of what stands in your way may be emotional resistance, first and foremost.

In these sorts of cases, one of the best things you can do is often to simply get started as soon as possible, with something small and manageable, that will nonetheless have a notable visual impact on your home surroundings.

When you get the ball rolling, and can actually see positive visual evidence that you have achieved something, you will typically have generated a good deal of momentum and motivation to keep moving forward onto the next step of the process.

Regulate your sleep cycle for at least a week

Chronic exhaustion is a very common side effect of disrupted circadian rhythms, and of not getting enough sleep – or enough high quality sleep. And one of the most common causes of these sleep issues is an irregular or disrupted sleep cycle.

If you go to sleep at a different time each night, wake up at a different time each morning, or even just eat too late in the day, there’s a good chance that your sleep will be negatively impacted and that your energy levels will suffer dramatically as a result.

In order to set things right in this regard – and to generate extra energy for revitalising your home – take steps to proactively regulate your sleep cycle for at least a week, in order to see results.

Among other things, this means going to sleep at the same time every night, waking up at the same time every morning, not eating for several hours before bed, and avoiding bright light exposure in the evening, but making sure to get some bright light in the morning.

Get inspired by how your home will look and feel afterwards (and use things like upbeat music to your advantage)

Getting yourself inspired is a great way, in many cases, of getting yourself energised.

In order to get inspired for a home revitalising project, think about how you want your home to look and feel afterwards, visualise those changes having occurred, and maybe look at uplifting catalogue pictures, as well, to support that sense of enthusiasm.

At the same time, it will likely be a good idea to take advantage of things like upbeat music to give you an extra boost, when it actually comes to getting started.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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