A key focus of my blog is Financial Literacy/Money. Owning a home comes with lots of responsibilities and considerations. Home ownership not just about owning the asset, but also taking care of it and its appearance. The following contributed post is entitled, Make the Outside of your House Reflect Your Mind.
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Your mind can be clogged due to many different factors in life. From study stress, to stress related to parenting and job stress. Everything links together and one of the main things that leads to clogging of the mind, it comes down to the home. If the house is not clear, especially the outside space, then this can have a negative impact on the mind. These are a few tips on how sprucing the outside of your home may help your mental wellbeing.
Do not Forget to give the Outside some Love
The outside of your house is a huge part of the house that you need to remember to focus on. It is the first part of the house you see when you first pull up or walk up to the door. If you see a dark or miserable looking front of the house, then your mood will automatically fit to the mood of the house. Pull up to a colourful and updated happy front, then hey presto just like that you are in a great mood! Also, try some tech, from lights and more. Things like water screens, which are not the best for a normal garden, but similar mechanisms can be very cool to have in a garden, setting it apart from the rest.
All of these things can provide comfort and also exercise for your mind, seeing the end result in your head and then working towards creating that dream into a reality. This is especially amazing in the Summer months when the sun is shining.
Can this be done by Myself?
This is a personal choice. If you have an idea of what you want to do, and it seems like something you could do yourself, then of course! Gardening can be something fun for all the family to do, and it gets your hands dirty and messy and is just a fun activity. However, sometimes some plans or structures require professional assistance, so if this sounds like you then you would need to hire someone to do it for you. It is easy to find people, with the internet you should be able to find someone for an affordable price to come and help you!
What is the Best Solution if I Have Children?
This a big question. With children, you do not want delicate flowers and plants, well not all over the garden. It is best to stick to the lawn, as this is easy to maintain and it is very child-friendly. Another alternative could be fake grass, or terf. This is even easier to maintain, as it is fake means no risk of killing it or damaging it with outdoor play equipment like a play structure, slide and more.
There you have it! Mental wellbeing is a fragile but important thing for anyone, so keeping it in check and working ok should be one of your top priorities, as life can always throw lemons but they can always make lemonade!
So, if you go ahead and try some of these tips, good luck!