Not being able to go outside would be a challenge for even the most devoted homemaker, especially as we’ve now faced several weeks indoors. It’s likely that you already have coping techniques for difficult times – but it’s also likely that in the current climate, a lot of these are off limits. Here are some top tips to give yourself some light relief when being inside gets too much.
Open your windows
The quickest way to breathe some life into your house when you’re feeling cooped up is to open all the blinds and curtains and open all the windows. Getting the air moving round might help you take a moment to feel optimistic or grateful for what you have.
Light some candles
There’s something cathartic about lighting candles, plus it only takes a moment to do. Light your favourite, regardless of whether you were saving it for a special occasion, and take in its’ scent. If you don’t have any in, head to Harron Homes gallery  for interior inspiration!
Brew some coffee or bake a cake
Our mood is closely tied to our senses, so cheer yourself up with something that smells lovely! If you’re so inclined, why not bake a cake – or for a quicker fix, brew some fresh coffee. (If neither of those are your thing, see candles above!)
Put on your favourite song
You might be stuck in, but there’s nothing to stop you putting on your favourite song, turning it up loud and having a dance around the living room!
Turn off your tech
It can be difficult to disengage from news, especially at the moment, but if you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed, it might be a great time to switch off and step away. The obvious one is your phone or laptop, but you could even consider switching off the TV and radio. Get out in the garden, read a book, and enjoy some peace and quiet in your own little bubble. Everything else can wait.