Improve Your Family Relations with Aquariums and Water Features
Life, as it is today to the everyday man and woman, is, in one word, hard. The deadlines, the bosses, the work, the finances and many other factors all contribute to us getting stressed out, anxious, nervous, and we bring these negative feelings to our homes and families, which is only natural, because we are not robots that have a mood switch, and we cannot go from angry to happy and calm in an instant. When you come home from work, and you had a bad day, you might be greeted with “a shoulder to cry on”, but there are cases where your spouse also had a bad day, and the only thing that can come out of it all is a quarrel, which may turn into a big fight, and no one wants that. In the following piece of text I will give you some advice on how to deal with this issue. Make sure that you read the whole text in order to get everything that I am trying to tell you.
The design of your home is very important. When it comes to that, we all make sure that we have comfortable furniture, matching carpets and so on, but one thing that people forget to do is to get their home in touch with nature. Due to the process of constant urbanization, we have drifted away from our roots, and we lost the contact that our ancestors had with plants and animals. Living in a big apartment building, surrounded by walls and being isolated is something that is not good for the human psyche, but because we are constantly growing in numbers, I can agree that buildings are a good way of dealing with the lack of space. In this respect, a number of plants and a pet is something that, in my opinion, every household needs.
When talking about plants, you have numerous options. It is all about exploring the market and determining which ones you like best, and when you have done that and purchased the plant-life for your home, then it is all about watering them from time to time. When talking about pets, well, it depends on the kind of person you are, and on how big your apartment is. I think that the best solution is a high quality aquarium, filled with a lot of colorful fish. Nowadays, there are numerous gadgets like aquarium pumps and filters, various water heaters and all sorts of products that are used to make the whole maintenance process around an aquarium easy and not so time consuming. Furthermore, water symbolizes and evokes peace and quiet (ask yourself why do people go to the seaside when they want to rest), so, maybe, an indoor water feature, a fountain of sorts, is the finishing touch you need in your home design venture.
Let’s go back to the situation from the beginning of the text. So, you are nervous, and you are coming home from a hard day’s work. The minute you enter your home and sit down in your chair, just by looking at the fish in your aquarium, you will calm yourself, and if you close your eyes, listen to the sound of water dripping from your fountain and smelling the lovely flowers, it will do you nothing but good. This is just an example of how these things will help you in your family relations – the sooner you calm down, the lesser the chance of walking into a fight. I think that I don’t have to mention that your new “natural” home will contribute to the mood of everyone in your home (your spouse, in particular), and this, again, contributes to avoiding the quarrel.
So, to sum up, I will state that you should do all that is in you power to make your home the one place where you feel totally safe and sound. A lot of break ups and divorces happen because people are dissatisfied with the way they are living, and a cleverly designed home, that is in contact with nature is a thing that everyone needs to have a healthy, happy and stress-free life. Because of this, do not hesitate to invest a bit in your home design improvement, because it will pay off in the end, I guarantee.
Ivan Dimitrijevic has his focus on blogging as well as social media. He writes about lifestyle, wellness and home & family improvement tips. Among other things he had articles published that consider a wide range of topics that include fountains and outdoor water garden features for companies and online stores like PondQuip Australia.