How about increasing your quality of life by keeping some items away from your bedroom, which is your resting area?
Some people only enter their bedrooms when it’s time to sleep, while others do most of their daily activities in this room. They eat while sitting in their bed or run on the treadmill right next to them. But while they may feel comfortable here, keeping them all in this room can be harmful in ways they can’t even imagine. Here are some of the items you should keep out of your bedroom;
1. YOUR SHOES
Hygiene is the main reason why people take off their shoes before entering the house. Our shoes carry a lot of bacteria and dirt, all of which can get caught in your beautiful carpet and stain it. However, many people do not have a shoe rack outside their home, so they leave their shoes right next to the entrance, sometimes in the bedroom. The best thing to do is to remove your shoes outside the door and move them to your storage place. Avoid putting your shoes near your bed at all costs.
2. YOUR ALARM CLOCK OR PHONE
Alarm anxiety is a fear that people do not trust that their alarm will work properly. They are also afraid of waking them up without getting enough sleep. This anxiety stems from the fact that many people wake up in the middle of the night to look at their alarm clock and wonder how little time they have left to sleep. This can be fixed by moving the clock to a different room close enough to hear the ringing. You can also get rid of an hour completely by making sure you get a full night’s sleep each night. The brain wakes up by itself and can create a sleep cycle. However, you should also keep your phone out of reach for pretty much the same reasons. You do not want to constantly check the time and all the messages and alarms that appear on the screen.
3. YOUR FAMILY PHOTOS
We all tend to keep family photos around the house, but such photos in the bedroom are very wrong according to Feng Shui. This is because looking after your family late at night can cause you great anxiety and unwanted stress. You start to think about your responsibilities to these people and you worry if they are going through something. Photos of deceased family members can create a sad and negative atmosphere that will keep you up all night. To put it more specifically, the bedroom should be a place dedicated to you and your partner, and no one else.
4. YOUR EXERCISE EQUIPMENT
Exercise equipment takes up space and it can be difficult to store if you don’t have a large home. However, you should definitely not keep it in the bedroom. Not only does this make a mess when the equipment is no longer in use, it’s also not the most hygienic thing to have near your bed. Additionally, if you’ve skipped your workout routine lately, your equipment may make you feel guilty. This guilt can keep you awake at night, thus depriving you of your precious sleep.
5. YOUR WORK DESK
When working from home, it is very important to separate your work from your rest time. This is because your brain can easily distract from responsibilities when you just want to lie down. It would be a good choice to keep your desk away from where you sleep. But sometimes this is not possible when you live in a small space or all other rooms are used for other purposes. If you have such a situation, you should definitely avoid sitting on your bed to do your job. Not only is it bad for your posture, but you can become distracted and tempted to stop working out sooner. You can also turn the table so it’s not facing the bed or even use a curtain to create some sort of divider.
6. YOUR UNREAD BOOKS
There are so many people who see books as part of their family. Some are even accustomed to piling up books in their homes, and it’s impossible to read them all. In such a case, the collection becomes cluttered and the books take up tons of space all over your house, including the bedroom.
The solution to the problem would be to neatly organize your unread books in a library. You can keep the book you are currently reading next to your bed. That way, you won’t feel stressed about all the other books you haven’t read yet, but you’ll have more room to act; Not to mention the fact that all the clutter creates a ton of dust.
7. HEATING DEVICES
Leaving a heater on all night can cause dry skin and irritation, resulting in itching. People with heart conditions and asthma should be very careful with heaters as they can increase carbon monoxide levels in the air. This is especially true for gas heaters because they can even cause asphyxia. The safest thing to do is to turn off the heater when you go to bed or leave the room.
Even if you are in a room with the heater on, make sure there is nothing flammable near it. Avoid placing on carpeted floors; choose a hard surface instead. If you start to feel dizzy or experience a headache, it could be a sign that carbon monoxide levels are dangerously high.
If you keep junk food in your bedroom, you’ll be eating there more than in the kitchen. This habit is very unhealthy because all the crumbs left in your room invite a lot of germs and bacteria. Besides, you probably overeat while eating in bed, watching a program on your laptop or TV. Your brain is so distracted by the relaxed environment that it doesn’t signal that your stomach is full.
Eating in bed can also disrupt your sleep. Your brain is taught that the bed is a place where you eat and watch TV. So when it’s time to sleep, it’s still in full run mode and doesn’t realize it needs to turn off the engines.