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Hey Guys, are you ready for 3 ways you can create healthy, wealthy, and beautiful spaces with space medicine?
Creating a healthy wealthy beautiful space
Space medicine is the effect of your physical environment around you on your well-being.
There’s a lot of research available on how the environments that we surround ourselves in affect how we feel, how we react and so much more. It’s from a cellular level all the way up to our mood and how we interact with others.
How does this impact on us? I hear you ask. Research shows that when we’re in a space full of these principles, we can have up to a 15% increase in our overall wellbeing, a 6% increase in our productivity and a 15% increase in our creativity.
Imagine being able to give yourself an environment that amplifies your creativity, that maximizes your productivity and that supports your wellbeing for now. The impact on your trajectory towards your goals can be significantly affected by the environment you surround yourself in. So imagine if you were able to leverage this.
So below, I’m going to give you my top three tips for implementing space medicine into your renovation!
1. Connecting with nature
The evidence has shown that when we’re connecting with nature, when we have a view out of a window, for example, that we can actually have significant physiological impacts on our body, like even being discharged from hospital earlier.
The best way to get connected with nature is to be out in it. This means creating an indoor outdoor area, a balcony or an entertaining area or cabana, that’s connected with the outdoor space. .
When you’re living in a space where you want to connect with nature as much as you can, make sure that you try and give yourself a view. Connect your property with the outdoors by this view. If you’re redesigning or building, or planning a space in any situation, for a space to work hard and connect well with the outdoors, use large scale windows. Forward plan this.
It doesn’t have to be a luxury. When you’re looking at your views, make sure that you minimise any visual restrictions such as awnings, security screens, or shutters.
If you don’t have a view, you can still look at maximising your connection with nature. You can do this by bringing nature indoors, whether this is pot plants, window plants, hanging baskets, or a large sculptural plant as a feature in a space or a vertical garden. The presence of plants and natures in your surrounding subconsciously makes people feel secure and abundant. It’s a primitive connection. Where there are plants, there is water. Where there is water, there is life, and there is abundance.
2. Lapping up light
Light can have a dramatic effect on an individual’s mood and their overall happiness. Similar, it can have the same effect on productivity and focus.
The colour of light and the composition of the light is also really important because it affects how we behave. For example, warm light is much better used in settings where there are interactive conversations, and especially where negotiation is key.
Here are my three top tips about light because it is really, really important:
The first one is consider it first up. Start how you intend to finish. Make sure when you’re doing a renovation, redesign, or building an office space that you think carefully about your lighting plan from a mood and a functionality perspective.
The second one is to create as much light, natural light, in your space as you can. But the trick is, you need to be able to control the light from the perspective of practicalities for a thermal and for working environments.
The third big tip is where you can, please try and use full-spectrum lighting because it is available in most countries of the world, and it has significant health benefits for everyone within those spaces.
3. Overcome Clutter
Visual clutter can be frustrating, it can be overwhelming, it can be stressful and it can really impact on your ability to deal with day to day situations the way you really might like to.
There’s been some significant research around the effect of visual clutter in our lives and why some of us are more prone to clutter than others.
It’s been found that clutter adds stress, wastes time and is often associated with embarrassment, depression, or other mental health disorders. And decluttering and getting organised allows you more time to spend time on things that are important to you, such as your family, such as work, travel, or lifestyle.
I recommend doing a declutter dash! It only takes 15 minutes.
You do nothing in that 15 minutes, but sort the items from a designated area during this time. There’s no stopping, there’s no reminiscing, and there’s no thinking twice. You pick up an item, you make the decision instantly and you go with your gut. Be ruthless, then place it in the respective bin, whether it be throw out, keep, filed, give away to charity, or sell. Once you put it in this bin there is no changing, there is no going back.
Once you finish this, repeat the challenge as much as you need to to get on top of the clutter that is in your property. While you have clutter hanging around in your spaces, in your work, in your wallet, in your life, and in your property, it is holding you back from bringing new magic in. So clutter isn’t about how neat things look. Clutter clogs up the energy of your spaces and the energy and the abundance that can come into your work, your home, and your life.
I really hope you’ve enjoyed this little snippet about what space medicine is really all about.
It can really, really impact you in your spaces in leading a productive, creative, healthy, wealthy, and beautiful life – so what are you waiting for?! Start using space medicine in your home now!