Health & Wellness Over 50s Lifestyle Wellness Wednesday

Creating a home environment to enhance our health and well being.

April 20, 2022
Decor Tips to Inspire Mindfulness

How do you feel when you walk into your home? Is it a welcoming, calming environment or do you feel overwhelmed because there is too much clutter?

Our home environment is an important but often not considered element to our mental health and well-being.

Living in a calm, positive environment has such an impact on our mental health and wellbeing. Recently, I was delighted to be asked by Porch to contribute my thoughts on how to set up a positive environment in the home. In their article: Positive Environment at Home – Tips from the Experts, I discuss my thoughts on Positive Ageing and the home environment.

As I was writing my contribution, I took time to view my home and for me, I believe my husband and I have created an environment that is my favourite place. A place I can relax, rest and retreat to and one that is spacious and uncluttered.

This was a common thread throughout the article and other contributors discussed:

  • Tips to Inspire a Mindful Home Design
  • 5 ways to create a peaceful home environment – using our 5 senses
  • How your home environment can affect or improve your happiness
  • How wall colours and the smell of your home an affect your positivity
  • How creating a vision board can promote a positive home environment
  • Creating a perfect meditation environment at home
  • Tips to design a home office environment to boost mindfulness and creativity
  • How to use positive affirmations around the home
  • How to cleanse energy around the home
  • Easy Feng Shui tips/principles we can apply to bring good vibes to our home
  • The Benefits Of Creating A Mindful Space At Home
  • Top 3 Habits To Practice At Home To Promote Positive Aging
  • Top 10 positive affirmations for a relaxing night’s sleep and how can we create a positive environment in our bedroom
  • Positive Ageing

Our home is an extension of ourselves and whilst we can gather ideas for interior design the most important thing to remember is that is it is YOUR home, YOUR sanctuary and is a reflection of who you are.

I invite you to visit and read the article Positive Environment at Home – Tips from the Experts, and then share your thoughts and ideas with me.

How do you bring calm to your home environment?

Sue Loncaric

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way


  • Reply Debbie April 20, 2022 at 08:46

    Good on you Sue, your ideas and thoughts add a lot to this post! A great article full of ideas we can all take something from.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 24, 2022 at 17:54

      Thanks Deb, not that I’m an expert LOL 🙂

  • Reply Retirement Reflections April 20, 2022 at 10:05

    Hi, Sue – Thank you for sharing this article with. It is incredibly timely. We just got back home from 4 nights away. Although our tripwas wonderful, the drive back home was long. When we walked in our front; i could have kissed the house. Warm, cozy, calm, clean. There really is no place like home!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 24, 2022 at 17:54

      There’s no place like home! is there Donna? xx

  • Reply leannelc April 20, 2022 at 10:27

    Hi Sue – I love our home too. I think it’s because we’re fairly minimalist in our furnishings and are also very tidy – so no clutter lying around etc. It’s such a joy to look around and be content with the sanctuary we’ve created. I loved how serene your home was when I saw the pictures – and I think you would have been a great expert for giving tips on having a lovely home environment.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 24, 2022 at 17:55

      It is lovely to come home isn’t it? So relaxing and calm and like you we are pretty minimalist these days. Thanks for the expert compliment probably an expert in my own mind LOL 🙂

  • Reply Toni Pike April 20, 2022 at 15:16

    Fantastic articles, Sue. I have the same feelings as you – wanting to make my home relaxing, spacious and uncluttered. Toni x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 24, 2022 at 17:56

      That’s the key isn’t it Toni? Relaxing, spacious and uncluttered. x

  • Reply runawaywidow April 27, 2022 at 05:12

    I agree. As we age the uncluttered look and feel is the most relaxing. A few items that bring joy or happiness is all we need

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 28, 2022 at 10:44

      I totally agree. Living uncluttered doesn’t mean we aren’t sentimental it just means we are more discerning in what we have displayed. Thanks for visiting and have a lovely day. x

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