So you’ve landed a good job and will finally move into your own flat. You feel excited and anxious. You want to prove that you are finally getting ahead in life, and yet, you don’t want to fall into the expectation box of the surrounding people. You don’t have to stress about it. Just set your expectations for yourself.
There would be several things that await you in life, but for now, let’s focus on your living environment.
Where you live will greatly affect your well-being. The things you encounter every day could bring you either calm or restlessness, comfort, or anxiety. Entering a new phase in your life, it would be best for you to carefully think over what you want to surround and preoccupy yourself with.
Live in a space you would love
It doesn’t matter if the furniture in your living room doesn’t match. Magazines and social media feed always show those immaculate rooms with customized seats and rugs, but they look too impersonal. Understand that it’s not because the owners left it that way, but they were cleaned for magazine shoots. You wouldn’t see the framed pictures of a family in it. You wouldn’t see the sketch or postcard they got as a souvenir from their travels. Decorate your space based on what you would like to see every day.
Invest in your sleep
A fitful rest at the end of the day is what we need to keep our energy up. We have so many goals we want to achieve, but we could only reach them if we know how to pace ourselves. It is ok to work hard but do pamper yourself with a night of good sleep. It’s the only free beauty regimen. It’s also needed to keep your body fit and healthy.
For this matter, invest in a good mattress. It there’s any furniture that you should money on, it’s this. Have flexible light fixtures so you could turn down the light to a comfortable level for sleeping or turn up if you want to read before sleeping.
There’s also a buzz about essential oils. Check first, though, if your body doesn’t react negatively to diffusers. There are a few who have a hard time breathing with diffused oils.
Have multifunction spaces that accommodate your interests
Go ahead and have a mini herb garden in your kitchen, or put some exercise equipment in your living room. Your home is your sanctuary. It’s not meant to please others, but yourself. If you want to just have an open space with a bed, a dining table, and a television set, that’s great. You’re not forced to have separate rooms.
Invite over only the people you are comfortable with
Since our homes are our little sanctuaries, we don’t want the energies of people we barely know or don’t like at all in it. If you pay attention to how you feel with different people, you will realize that there are people who drain you even if you didn’t go on a physically exhausting activity. You just suddenly feel relieved when you are no longer with that person. You definitely don’t want these people in your home.
Some people don’t mind it, throw large parties, and are still able to sleep soundly at night. It depends on what kind of person you are. Just don’t force yourself into it because people expect you to invite them over. You don’t owe an invitation to anyone.
Your home is also where you would create lasting memories. Have over the people whose company you enjoy, who perfectly blend with the vibe of your home.
Live the lifestyle you want
The media is selling different lifestyles. It’s because, for each lifestyle, there are different goods and products that come with it. Even the minimalist lifestyle, when commercially endorsed, requires you to change your furniture. But don’t be deceived by these advertising campaigns. Your lifestyle should be how you want to live your life. You could choose to eat just vegetables, still have a leather bag, and use a clear plastic umbrella. It’s not a hypocrite thing to do. It’s choosing what you like. You can still hit the gym and eat burgers and milkshake afterward if that makes you feel better. Although, of course, if you want to live healthily, you must complement exercise with proper nutrition.
We only have one life, and it’s such a waste if we spend it trying to fit into the molds that society has made for people. While it’s nice to look at what others have or do for reference, in the end, go for what satisfies you.