This article was first published on June 7, 2021, and updated on July 22, 2021.
If you're feeling unmotivated, restless, or extra anxious as your work-from-home arrangement may be set to continue, you're certainly not alone. Whether you're going through a series of zoom meetings or just having pent-up energy while you're staying home, it's good to create a space in your home for devoted to me-time—be it a hobby room, reading nook or a quiet spot where you can calm your mind and meditate.
Boost your attention span by staying focused on a singular activity, whether you're playing music or assembling a jigsaw; put your phone aside and out of reach to stay in the zone, rather than feeling compelled to multitask all the time.
In line with International Self-Care Day on July 24, we highlight several mood-uplifting rooms, which feature ingenious ways on how you can create a tranquil alcove to spend your time at home more mindfully.
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1. A stylish home office
Your home office doesn't have to be a purely functional space, at this chic room would demonstrate.
In this stylish townhouse crafted by French interior designer Stephanie Coutas, the use of blue cabinetry creates a calming study that can be used for reading and board games. The display shelves also showcase beloved objects—what better than to surround yourself with the things you love to turn a functional room into your favourite nook?