To begin, follow one simple guideline: look for ways to reduce stress!
Below are some ways to do that.
1. Go for comfort
We humans all have a strong need for safety and security and look for those attributes in our environment. We also look for physical comfort, such as an environment with the right temperature, and psychological comfort, where there is a mix of familiarity and stimulus. So consider how you might boost your comfort level!
- Increase your sense of security by doing an audit of your home, perhaps with information or help from your police department.
- To enhance home safety, read Create a safe home.
- Evaluate the physical comfort of your home—your furniture, floors, and temperature to name a few. You might be able make it more cozy with simple changes, like a small carpet by the bed, or decide to start saving for larger items, like more comfortable chairs.
- Consider how you might add some novelty or interest to your home for a little stimulus.