April not only means that warmer weather is near, but it also marks the beginning of Stress Awareness Month! You may have not realized there was such a thing, it’s been taking place since 1992 when a team of experts aimed to increase public awareness about stress. While you can’t always change the situations that make you drained, you can alter your living space in a few simple ways to make it the optimal zen environment!
DeClutter & Get Organized
April is the perfect time to Marie Kondo your life, and kick your spring cleaning into gear. According to the Huffington Post, “…worrying their home isn’t clean or organized enough is the 5th most common stress trigger for Americans. 47% say this caused stress within the past month.” It’s overwhelming to think of every single thing that needs to be done, but by breaking down your cleaning schedule into a routine that can be followed by the week, month and year, you’ll find yourself less burdened by the thought of housework. We’ve actually written five handy tips that you can use while decluttering your condo!
Bring The Outside In
Thanks to the succulent plant trend, modern homeowners are realizing how beneficial having greenery within their space can be! NBC News revealed that “indoor plants improve concentration and productivity (by up to 15%), reduce stress levels and boost your mood.” Living close to nature is also a smart move for your mental health, which is why DevMcGill and Knights Bridge’s Tak Village, located in Rosemont has an impressive 40% green landscape integrated within its communal areas. Here’s a condo friendly list of plants that have fantastic benefits for your mind, body, and soul!
Keep Work At Work
Did you know that a whopping 73% of all working adults aged 20 to 64 report at least some level of stress? It’s true! Now that most of us are connected to our jobs 24/7, it’s even more difficult to detach yourself from the workday. Using screen timers to block the use of certain apps like Slack and Email during specific periods of the day can help you disconnect. What’s great about modern condo builds is that many are equipped with cozy work atmospheres that can be used by inhabitants. At Atelier Castelneau, there’s a work/live space equipped with wi-fi for those last minute phone calls and emails that you’d usually deal with from your comfy couch. If you can’t keep work at work, at least keep it out of your living space!
Take Some Time To Breathe
Your home environment can go beyond the walls of your dwelling, especially when you’re living in a condo. Remember to take advantage of the amenities that come with living within your building. For example, while a spa day may seem like an expensive luxury for many, those who live at Tak Village call it another day living in luxury with their own Scandinavian spa on site. Getting active is another way to let your stresses of the day melt away, those residing at NOCA condos have access to both bikes and kayaks to spend time on the Lachine Canal!
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