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Why a Home Is the Center for
Your Mental Health

By Kari Oakley

There is nothing quite like the familiarity and relaxation of home. In fact, if you have ever tried to move from home, you may have experienced difficulties with packing. It can seem like there is an invisible weight on everything you own holding it there. Objects feel like they are endowed with an immovable force of gravity due to the many whimsical and practical reasons you placed the objects where they are.

The beauty of a home is that it is ego-syntonic. This means that it synchronizes with your natural thoughts and fits into the things that you would expect to think about. In other words, it is the opposite of ego-dystonic things that can agitate you and surprise you because they are foreign and stressful. This is what makes home so comfortable and relaxing. You can have everything situated and set up in the manner that you desire at all times for your personal convenience.

Harmonizing Your Mood with Home Paint

Because a home is the product of your ego-dystonic thoughts and years of deep personal choices for how you decorate and organize it, a home kept in good condition can become a center for your mental health and overall well-being. However, it is incredible how much time we spend in our homes without thinking about all the ways that we might be able to customize it to express our egos. Very few people paint their homes anything other than white because they simply are afraid of colors clashing or fear that the colors will absorb too much light and make their rooms dark. White paint is standardly used in homes because it reduces energy bills on lighting and retains universal appeal. People who do experiment with colors in their homes, however, tend to be more artistic types and free spirits who like to do crafts and other fun activities. Even if you keep your home clinical white and perfectly orderly, this is fine as long as it reflects your personal ego and conflates with your lifestyle.

Building the Dream with Construction

There are so many other elements of a home that can capture the essence of who you are and what you want the world to know about you. You may have to consult home builders in Houston to get a fuller picture of what features you can add to your home or incorporate in the designs of a new home. For some homeowners, a workshop and garage to escape into can become a huge part of their lives. They may work on project cars, woodworking, or a variety of hobbies that entertain them and provide them with the variety of life. Other homeowners want horses or a large garden with a pond to keep them busy throughout the warm months.

A highly functional high-end kitchen is another great upgrade that can add value, beauty, and recreational excitement to any home. We spend so much of our time in the kitchen eating and cooking wonderful dinners. When you have a splendid kitchen that is warm and inviting, you may be apt to invite more friends over for dinner parties. You may also benefit socially from pool parties that let you cool down and relax while improving your athleticism.

The sky is the limit when it comes to constructing your dream home. And when you are living the dream, there is nothing left to do in life except travel. Traveling and experiencing new cultures and places is the ultimate fulfillment in life. Making your home a vacation, all in itself, is what celebrating life and retaining strong mental health is all about. Far too many people fail to change the things that they can change in their own homes and attach a lot of negative emotions to their bleak surroundings. Making your home, interesting, warm, and inviting can improve your social life and break you out of those negative cycles of thought that lead to depression.


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