Make life’s next phase the best phase by focusing on what is most important to you. Each Gatherings® 55+ condo community fulfills your must-haves in a new home with added conveniences that allow homeowners to easily focus on health and wellness, but why not take it a step further and incorporate a wellness space inside your home? Whether you live in a new home or not, adding a wellness space is a simple way to dedicate more time to YOU.

Wellness spaces reduce stress and anxiety and promote better mental and physical health. All it takes is a little guidance and inspiration to dedicate a space intended just for your peace of mind.

Set your intention

The first step to creating your wellness space is setting an intention. By making wellness an intention rather than goal, you remove the pressure and requirements that could turn something pleasant into a chore. Keep your intentions light by making it a space where you can simplify and reflect on your day, relax and unwind, listen to music, or read.

Choose your space

A wellness space can be as simple as your favorite chair in the living room or more complex, like transforming a corner of your bedroom or your private balcony to create that perfect, sacred space. The most important thing to keep in mind is that the best wellness spaces are located away from the busiest parts of your home. If your space feels noisy, add a white noise machine to help eliminate distractions and increase mindfulness.

Think lighting

Because dark spaces can cause you to dwell in the negative, a space infused with natural light or the dancing of candlelight can help create a calming atmosphere. If natural light is not possible in your chosen space, then incorporate simple light fixtures or lamps and use 10-watt light bulbs for a serene lighting scheme.

Personalize your space

Make your wellness space inviting so you will be motivated to escape from daily stresses often. Begin by decluttering the space and bringing in simple, but comfortable pieces of furniture like a small armchair or a floor pouf. Remember to add something beautiful, something comfortable, something from nature, and something that smells amazing like a scented candle or an oil burner to easily help you unwind. For more tips on creating a wellness space in your home, visit House Method.

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