Did you know London is one of the top three most stressful places to live in the UK? According to Time Out’s annual City Life index (2018), Londoners are some of the most stressed out people in the world, with 50% of respondents revealing they’d felt seriously stressed out in the past 24 hours. With demanding jobs and difficult commutes being some of the biggest causes of stress, it’s vital that Londoners carve out spaces for rest, relaxation, and mindfulness in their homes.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and to not feel overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. Mindfulness is something that can be practiced through meditation or by simply taking the time to sit back, relax, and be truly in the moment. Studies have shown that practicing mindfulness can decrease stress by up to 40% and anxiety by up to 58%.
Making Room for Mindfulness
Londoners living with family or friends can often find it difficult to get a moment to themselves. Whether it’s in your living room, bedroom, back garden, or even on a balcony, we recommend using artificial grass to carve out a dedicated space for mindfulness in your home. Why artificial grass, you ask? Artificial grass is a great way to bring the outdoors in and make you feel connected with nature in your own home. It’s similarity to natural grass means that, at first glance, many people can’t tell the difference.
Setting out a small patch of artificial grass to sit and meditate on is a great way to incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine. Furthermore, studies have shown that the colour green has a calming psychological affect that can leave people feeling refreshed and their minds revitalised. The colour green is a proven productivity booster which means there’s no excuse for skipping out on a little mindfulness because you’re busy with work since it will help you work smarter in the long-run. You’ll never have to worry about maintaining your artificial grass either as it requires no sunlight, water, or mowing.
How to Make a Mindfulness Space Using Artificial Grass
So, you’ve decided you’re ready to carve out your own little area for mindfulness? Good for you! Making a mindfulness space using artificial grass is incredibly simple as installing artificial grass indoors or on balconies requires very little work. Simply trim your grass to the size of your desired space and you’re good to go. You may choose to nail it to the floor or weigh it down on each corner for a sturdier surface, but this is entirely optional.
Once you’ve got the foundation laid consider bringing other relaxing features into your space such as potted plants and hanging baskets. Even if you don’t believe in the restorative powers of crystals, bringing them into your mindfulness space will make it all the more aesthetically pleasing. The important thing to remember about your mindfulness space is that it is yours to relax in. For that reason, we recommend setting it up in your bedroom or imposing a quiet period whenever it is in use if you’ve set it up in a communal area.
Looking to set up a dedicated space for mindfulness in your home? Let us help you get started! Order your free samples of our best-selling artificial grasses and find your perfect match.