Stress is meant to be relieved when you come home, not get caused by your home. There are a variety of ways that people make sure that their homes are stress-relieving, and it's different for each person how they wish to relieve the stress. However, what "stress relieving" looks like to each person is a bit different.
The following are some of the most-often cited ways that people relieve their stress while they are in their own homes (if you like these ideas you may consider adopting some of them for your own home):
Securing your home gives you a peace of mind that intruders will not come through your home unnoticed. A set of home security cameras can get purchased for as little as $100s and can alert you if someone dares come into your home uninvited. Whether you're lounging on the couch or at work, security cameras will, at the least, catch what happened and provide you with proof of invasion when the police are called.
Considering an entire home security system with cameras involved can trigger a response if someone attacks your home while you are not there. There is usually a $15 to $30/month fee for professional monitoring, but if you live in an area where theft is common, this investment can easily pay for itself in the peace of mind.
Adopt a Pet:
If you find your home lonely or need someone to keep you company, a pet will offer unconditional love. Please do consider adopting a cat or dog if you want a pet as they are often left at shelters and need homes and care. Approximately 3.9 million dogs and 3.4 million cats are put to sleep each year simply because they are unwanted or don't have a home. You can make a difference in the life of a cat or dog and get the companionship you desire while saving a life!
Have Plants in Your Home:
Having plants in your home can help you calm down and relax. Plants help purify the air and allow you to rest more easily. Just be sure that if you have pets or other people with allergies in your home, that you get plants that are not going to affect their allergies or cause problems for others in your home.
Create a Relaxation/Meditation Corner:
Whether you do yoga poses or just sit and meditate and practice mindfulness, set up a corner of your home that is your "safe space" to go, relax, and escape from the realities of life. Whether you use your bed or your bedroom, or set up a special corner and make it comfortable with your favorite furniture or futons and blankets, having a space that allows you to just be can help you relax and destress when you need it the most.
Take Up a Hobby:
Whether it's watching your favorite TV show or enjoy doing puzzles or sewing or writing stories or playing video games, find a hobby that allows you to have time to yourself. Getting away and relaxing even for 30 minutes throughout a busy day can help you feel calmer and more relaxed when you return to your normal activities and life after you take a break.
No matter what you feel relaxes you the best, finding ways to turn your home into more than just home can help you destress and relax while you are spending time in your home. Making it your own personal oasis is key to helping yourself destress.