Home Sweet Home: Environmental Wellness
On our last episode for the Wellness Angel Channel, we tackled all about having our home sweet home. It’s all about environmental wellness. It’s how to choose a place that allows you to live with gratitude and fulfillment.
I invited my friend, Lyra Sanchez, who has been in the real estate industry for decades now. She shared her experiences and her insights on picking the best place to be your home.
Houses are a big investment. Once we buy our own houses, it completely changes the trajectory of our lives. It’s like beginning a new chapter.. That’s why decisions must be carefully made.
Lyra and I shared our childhood experiences. We are both thankful to have parents who ensured that we get not just a good childhood, but a happy one as well. They all picked the right location and types of house. We felt comfy since we knew the people in our neighborhood — knowing that there is someone looking out for us.
The environment can affect us mentally and emotionally. That’s why parents must check on their children’s mental wellness. As a parent myself, I chose a place wherein I can be assured that my son is safe and sound.
Our houses should be our safe haven and mustn’t be stressful. We would like to share some things one must consider when buying a new house.
1. ) Location - Safety and accessibility are the top priorities. Is it safe for us to go home, especially during nighttime? What are the nearest landmarks? Is it near our workplaces and schools? Are there guards checking around?
2. ) Type of House - Bungalows or one-story houses are the most recommended. It is friendly for all ages. Having stairs can cause accidents. Besides, life moves fast. As we grow older, our house will feel bigger. As much as possible, make your purchase your 'forever home.'
3. ) Budget - Ensure that the house is within your means. Aside from the sale price itself, there are other fees such as mortgage and taxes to deal with. Financial matters can bring a strain on household relationships. That is why having all bills paid on time and being debt-free are the best feelings in life! Appearances can only help so much but what’s inside matters most.
4.) Capacity to maintain - Having a house does not end in getting a house. We maintain it, keep it clean, and ensure it is in good shape. Too much clutter brings a lot of stress into our lives. Simplicity brings peace of mind. We have more room for the things that matter and spark joy.
Environmental wellness is where we choose a place that will fill us with love, peace, and joy. It must have security, is accessible, and has a stress-free environment!
If you are part of #TeamReplay, you can view this episode on my Facebook page @wellnessangel.
I also want to invite you all to my group coaching sessions and upcoming retreats. If you want to level up and join us toward a fulfilling life, you can check my page for more details!
Love and light!