How depression manifests in your home

Whether you are aware of it or not, your home is an outer reflection of your inner world.

Your deepest thoughts, emotions and beliefs are manifested in the way you decorate, what you choose to keep and how you manage your belongings.

If you or someone else in your family is suffering from depression, then there are telltale signs that will be appearing in your home.

Imagine that a chronically depressed person is standing before you. You might see slumped shoulders, a sad expression and a face that looks downwards just like a wilted flower.

A home will express depression by reflecting the exact same ‘body posture.’

This posture shows up in the home as things ‘hanging around.’ Door knobs, chair backs and racks will often have a forlorn appearance as items are subconsciously draped over them to mirror a depressed posture.

So what can you do in your home to start lifting the drooping quality of belongings that are showing up in this way?

Hanging up clothing neatly in wardrobes and making space for them if none currently exists will avoid being constantly reminded of this state of being.

Towels can still be hung by folding them in half or tucking under the sides to create clean edges and this will go a long way to regain a calming quality of these items, rather than having them bunched up and soggy.

Our home design included ‘handy’ hooks in bathrooms but I have since realized that a small horizontal hanging rail would create a much nicer way to hang hand towels to that they dry more easily and look neater and happier.

So have a look around your home and see if you need to add a bit of uplift to your hanging items to bring an inner smile back to your home.

Begin to reflect a happy outer world back to yourself by making small changes, and see how it makes you feel!

Contact Karen if you would like her help in lifting any depressed energy in your home.

 

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