Have you been feeling more blue than usual? Is it starting to get a lot harder to get out of bed in the morning? Do you find yourself making excuses not to leave the house? It’s perfectly natural to feel sad from time to time, but when it carries on for more than a few weeks it can become dangerous. Depression is something that affects a lot more people than you’d think and it’s nothing to feel ashamed about.
But there are things you can do – simple things – to make you feel a little brighter. And you can start with your bedroom. It’s where you wake up. It’s the first thing you see in the morning. It sets the tone for the day and it’s important that it lifts your spirits. So, here are a few tips to cheer up your bedroom…
Cleanliness is next to godliness
Coffee stains on the bedside table? Dust covering the bookshelf? Last night’s underwear lying on the floor? A dirty room makes you feel dirty and sluggish. It doesn’t take long to put the bed linen in the washing machine or wipe down the surfaces, and it’ll make a huge difference.
A cluttered room is a cluttered mind
Apartmenttherapy.com says it best: “It feels like we’re surrounded by stuff we own, but until you have lived without it, it doesn’t seem like something to get rid of. If you don’t love it, it goes. Plain and simple, once you start to shed actual weight from your space, you’ll be amazed at how quickly it lightens up.” Maybe even try Feng Shui, it’s been known to help with depression.
There’s a reason people talk about being in a “dark place” when they’re depressed. You’ll often find people who suffer from depression keep their curtains closed and their doors shut. So when you wake up, the first thing you should do is let the sun in.
Add a splash of colour
Buy some colourful throw pillows or hang up some colourful pictures… it is guaranteed to lift your mood. According to everydayhealth.com, adding colour is a great way to change your state of mind. They suggest using soothing colours to ease your mood.
These simple tips should make it a lot easier to deal with everything you’re going through. Of course, if you’re suffering from a serious depression, it’s important that you see a doctor to talk about your mental health.