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Between drinking more water, making it to yoga twice a week and prioritizing your full eight hours of real-deal sleep, you've been doing a great job with this year's self-care push. As for your home? Things could be better. Here are ten little ways to optimize your space for ultimate relaxation. 

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peace lily plant

Decorate with Mood-Boosting Plants

Like potted lavender, ivy or peace lilies—all of which provide a visual pick-me-up, cleanse the air and have scientific properties proven to lift our spirits

Kurt Weiss Greenhouses ($28)

Himalayan salt lamp

Purify With A Salt Lamp

These trendy lamps made of pink Himalayan salt are believed to cleanse the air of pollutants and balance out positive ions (i.e., the hectic energy given off from our tech devices). And besides, their earthy glow is super soothing on impact. 

sage smudge stick bundles

Introduce Sage Smudging

Sage smudging (i.e., burning small bundles of the herb) has been used for centuries as a way to clear bad energy from a home and restore its balance. Plus, they're wonderfully fragrant and look pretty (while yes, sure—a little New Agey) displayed in a bowl.

Alternative Imagination sage sticks ($25 for six)

linen mist rest

Spritz Your Linens with Essential Oils

You know how the smell of freshly laundered sheets is like a soothing balm for your soul? You can capture that feeling every day by treating your bedding with an aromatherapeutic linen mist. 

Osea for Parachute linen mist ($19)

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Pepper In Some Healing Crystals

Healing crystals are believed to channel energy from the earth, allowing positive vibes to flow freely in the home, mind and body—add 'em to the corners of your home (or the top of your coffee table stacks) and test out the waters for us. 

Goege Bailey healing crystal set ($25)


happy light light therapy

Utilize Light Therapy

Do you wake up before the sun rises? Do you work in a poorly lit office? "Happy lights" mimic natural spectrum daylight and can promote alertness and happiness in any season. 

Verilux energy lamp ($100)

jo malone soap bar

Wash Your Hands In Fancy Soap

Swap your drugstore pump for a lush bar version that makes you feel pampered—preferably one with an aromatherapeutic fragrance, like basil (a proven mood booster). 

Jo Malone soap ($22)

portable bluetooth speeaker

Invest In Easy-Access Speakers

Fact: Music is an emotional instant pick-me-up. Invest in something portable, functional and attractive, so you can easily enjoy your favorite album (or podcast) whether you're cooking, lounging or doing yard work. 

Audio Pro wireless bluetooth speaker ($299)

electric diffuser aromatherapy

Try An Aromatherapy Diffuser

Essentially, these guys are mini heaters that warm water and essential oils, then delicately mist the soothing scents into your room. And the newest versions? They double as chic ceramics. 

Serene House aromatherapy diffuser ($70)

cozy throw blanket

Buy the Softest Throw Blanket You Can Find

Cozy = happy. It isn't rocket science, guys. 

Kennebunk Home plush throw ($40)

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