Managing Stress with Home Decor

Managing Stress with Home Decor

Are you feeling overwhelmed? We've all been there - stress can creep up on us and make it hard to stay positive and productive. But fear not! There are lots of simple ways to manage stress, so you can get back to feeling your best self.

What is stress?

While we may think that stress is a negative reaction, it's actually a key process for survival. When triggered, your body responds to stress by releasing hormones that make your brain more alert, tense your muscles, and increase your heart rate. In other words, your body prepares you for a fight. However, when you're constantly in this state, it becomes detrimental to both mental and physical health. Your body needs time to unwind and reset.

What can you do?

Navy Blue Knitted Round Pouf on top of a teal throw blanket next. A cup of coffee is perched on top of a stack of three books in the upper left.

First and foremost, it's important to take a moment for yourself. Schedule some relaxation time – go on a walk, read a book, meditate, or do something creative. Taking a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life will help you clear your head and recharge. It can also be helpful to practice mindfulness. Paying attention to the present moment - your thoughts, feelings, and surroundings - can help reduce stress and increase your overall well-being.

A Tidy Home

Alejandro Chesterfield Tufted 3 Piece Living Room Set with Nailhead Trim with a Wooden 2-tiered coffee table in the middle

Speaking of surroundings, you don't have to go far to take a break. Which brings us to your home. Our homes are important for our mental wellness. A comfortable and secure space can help you manage stress, reduce anxiety, and improve your overall mental welfare. A clean and balanced home can mitigate triggers and give you a place to feel at ease. Clutter can actually affect your ability to think and can tie closely to how you're feeling. So keep things clear and leave room for better things!

Cozy Seating

When it comes to creating an environment that sets the stage for a positive mental state, seating can play a huge role. After all, what you choose to incorporate into your home can impact its look and feel. When selecting seating options, your goal should be to create a safe, inviting, and calming space. The ideal seating should be designed to provide you with the necessary support and comfort needed to bolster your body and mental health.

Chatau Tufted Recliner with Nailhead Trim next to a window
This brings us to our vast collection of recliners! The gentle rocking motion of a recliner can be calming and soothing, helping to reduce stress and anxiety. It's a way to give yourself an extra bit of solace and relaxation! Settle into the Raymond Glider Recliner and unwind after a long day. Or create a great spot for reading, watching TV, or just taking a mid-day nap with the Chatau Tufted Recliner.


 Waldo Navy Blue Microfiber 5 Foot Bean Bag next to a concrete side table

If you're looking for something even cozier, our luxurious Waldo Microfiber 5-Foot Bean Bag can do the trick. Nothing beats sinking into comfort after a long, stressful day. With eco-friendly foam filling and soft textures, this accessory is a great place to unwind, nap, or even meditate. The balance of cushioned leisure and fundamental back support allows you to take on a snug position and just focus on your breath and your body.

Better Together

Manville Button Tufted Loveseat Pushback Recliner in front of a slat panel background with a blanket draped over the armrest
Finally, don't forget to stay connected with your friends and family. Having a strong support network can help you cope with stress and provide you with a sense of belonging. Have a seating space ready to go and bond over intimate conversations on our Manville Tufted Loveseat Pushback Recliner. Or if you just want a night in, there's plenty of space for you and your cat.

Remember, stress is inevitable, but it doesn't have to take over your life. With a few small changes, you can learn to manage stress and stay happy and healthy!
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