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  • Leanne Ammon

Homes as Sanctuaries - Refresh Your Home in February!

An emphasis on well-being dominates particularly at this time of year. After all, spring time is the epitome of fresh starts and new beginnings. But with the focus usually pointing at ourselves, our minds and our bodies, perhaps its time we thought about other areas of our lives.

Our homes are our castles. Most of us have spent quite a bit of time in them over the last few years. Some of us may be working from home permanently or have set up home businesses. Even if you’re back in the office, your home deserves to remain a sanctuary. Somewhere you can return to and feel safe and secure. So, what can we do within our homes not only to maintain its castle like status but to fuel our emotional and physical well-being?

House plants seem to be having a bit of resurgence lately. And with very good reason. Not only are they pleasing to the eye, a dash of nature inside, but they are full of natural healing properties. Snake plants and Peace Lilies, to name just two, can help prevent mould spores, they purify the air in the room, and they can decrease the amount of toxins floating about from the products we use. You can spend as much or as little as you like but investing in a few of these magical plants is a beautiful and natural way of investing in your health.

Yoga is one of the most home-friendly exercises we can do. Even ten minutes of stretching can relax and tone your muscles, it can stimulate your organs and give you a sense of calm at the end of a long day.

And perhaps one of the most effective things we can do to ensure our homes are our sanctuaries is to take inspiration from the Danish, who treat their homes as a tool for their well-being, not just a shelter from the cold. What they call Hygge is all about ensuring your home is somewhere that makes you smile, envelops you in cosiness and generally helps to swap the grey outside for warmth and joy inside. Candles and cosy throws, big cushions made from soft material and good, nourishing food all work together to heighten your emotional and physical well-being.

In a world that can seem uncertain at times, our homes can provide us with exactly what we need.

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The Country Mouse Childrens Nursery is an excellent nursery in Midhurst, 10 minutes from Petworth and 20 minutes from Chichester, with childcare places for 2 months-5 year olds. We can offer your child fabulous fun filled days of activities to help them learn and make lots of new friends. We have a beautiful large garden with brilliant outdoor learning. Please come and see us, our fantastic classrooms and our magical garden!...and our very special staff team.

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