Surely one day you have come home after an intense day of work or a busy afternoon and when you finally manage to sit on the sofa, tachán! stress vanishes like a speck of dust in the air … a speck of what? Yes, dust, friend. And suddenly you remember that you have to sweep the kitchen, prepare the toppers for the week, change the closet, put a washing machine … Keep calm, my friend.
Peace and serenity, how good those two words sound right? Well, by applying some of the basic principles of Zen philosophy to the decoration of our houses and the habits that we carry out in them we can achieve a state of well-being and absolute freedom (and a lot of calm) that the Buddhist school preaches so much. But how? Very easy, just follow some of the principles of this philosophy and introduce Zen decoration at home. You will see how easy it is to reach your particular haven of peace.
WHY DO WE SUFFER?
The meditation Zen focuses on one of its purposes to detect suffering: what disturbs us or care? If you find out, you will be able to free yourself from it. How do you know? Practice mindfulness, write a journal and explain what you would like to improve or change in your life. To do this, get a study at home.
ZEN DECORATION FOR THE BEDROOM
And to rest well you have to have a bedroom prepared. A ventilated room, a firm mattress, a well-oriented bed … Before going to bed, forget about your mobile and give yourself some reading time.
COLORS IN ZEN DECORATION: BET ON GREEN
In Zen philosophy, several colors predominate due to their values, and green is one of our favorites: it represents peace and harmony, relieves eye fatigue, and reminds us of nature.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR ENVIRONMENT
Zen reminds us of how important we are to ourselves and how important it is to take care of ourselves and respect ourselves. And that also means taking care of our environment and being responsible for it. How to apply this at home? Make sure it is clean and tidy.
ZEN AND RESPECTFUL DECORATION
Another way to take care of your environment is by using only natural, organic, and environmentally friendly textiles. And even better, in neutral tones to create a serene atmosphere.
TIPS FOR PEACE AND POSITIVISM
Zen is making time for yourself. Just like taking care of your home, you must pamper yourself. For example, from time to time take a relaxing bath of salts and foam.
And since we are talking about the importance of pampering our home based on a Zen decoration, another of the basic principles of this philosophy is to respect oneself, for example, based on healthy food.
FREE YOUR MIND
We know that it sounds like a cliché but it is a fundamental principle to achieve a Zen life. Create a reading corner at home, get a book that hooks you, or simply a comfortable armchair in which to relax. All this will help you clear your thoughts in your favorite corner.
GET A YOGA CORNER
Yoga serves to relieve tension at the muscular level but also at the mental level: get rid of stress by practicing it at home. Copy the idea to Vanesa Lorenzo and create a corner of neutral colors and natural fabrics to practice yoga and, if possible, with plenty of natural light.
MEDITATION IN MOTION
To face life with joy and serenity, it is important to learn to meditate, and we are not referring to meditation based on relaxation techniques, but to meditate in motion. An idea? Restore a piece of furniture and focus solely on making it the best you can. Of everything else, forget it.