The saying “home is where the heart is” is popular for a reason. Your home is likely where your family has created the best memories, where you’ve talked through important issues and laughed until your stomach hurts. And the importance of your home has only grown during this past year, serving multiple functions like an office, a school and even a place to exercise.
And while many people’s homes were well up to the challenge, that doesn’t mean this past year hasn’t been difficult for many North Phoenix families. Adjusting to new daily routines, taking on social distancing best practices and living in close quarters with your entire family is stressful enough. Add to that the uncertainty many are experiencing due to the pandemic and you’ve got a recipe for emotional and mental distress.
With anxiety and depression rates spiking in adults and children alike, many parents may be wondering if there is anything they can do to counteract these negative trends. And luckily, parents don’t have to look too far when it comes to improving their families mental health.
Studies have shown that the places you spend the most time in have a big impact on your mental health, and for most of us, the place we’ve spent the most time is home. This means with a few simple decor and organizational updates, you can not only turn your home into a space fit for the magazines but you can also improve your mental health as well.
Below, the team at Hippo has broken down several updates you can make at home to transform your space. From turning your garage into a home gym to organizing your pantry and closets for easy access to your favorite things, these updates are sure to please even the pickiest family members.
And the best part? Your kids are gonna love helping you tackle projects like painting their room or potting plants! And you’re sure to love the change you see in them once these updates are done. For more information on the connection between your home and your well-being, check out the infographic below.