Mental Health and Mindfulness Are Inspiring Our Homes This Year, According to Pinterest

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It's always important to take care of ourselves and prioritize our mental health. But with World Mental Health Day falling on October 10 amid the current events, it's more important than ever to check in and see how we can better support ourselves and each other. Turns out that many are heading to Pinterest to find creative ways to better their mental health and be more positive and mindful not only within themselves but at home, too.

Pinterest recently collected data on searches from July 2019 to July 2020 and found users are seeking out more uplifting content than ever. Searches for "positivity" increased by 64% with an emphasis on personal projects — including home improvement and self-improvement — especially among Gen Z and Millennials.

When it comes to Gen Z Pinners, searches for "mental health check-in" was trending five times more than last year. And in terms of home decor, Gen Z is looking to transform their bedrooms into total safe havens with an increase in searches for "Zen bedroom ideas," "calming bedroom," and "feng shui bedroom layout."

As for Millennials, there's been a focus on keeping not only themselves healthy and happy but their families, too. Searches for "mental health activities for kids" increased by three-and-a-half while searches for "conscious parenting" doubled. Millennial parents have also been looking for ways to keep kids active with searches for "kids workout routine" up by 88% and "animal yoga poses for kids" up by 56%.

It's safe to say, we're all looking for more peace and calm at home and within ourselves, whether that means finding balance by redecorating your bedroom or setting up an at-home gym with space for you or your kids to practice yoga.

Scroll through to find our top picks to help bring more wellness into your home.

1. The Five-Minute Journal By Intelligent Change, $24.95

Practice gratitude with this journal that uses positive psychology to help you feel a little better every day.

2. Bloomscape Happy Trails Plant Collection, $65

Add more natural elements to your home, like this trio of air-purifying plants.

3. Vitruvi Stone Diffuser, $119

Dabble with aromatherapy in style with this handcrafted stone diffuser.

4. Saje Meditate Centering Diffuser Blend, $18

Tap into your senses with a few drops of this earthy, grounding essential oil blend.

5. 2nd Wind Stingray Cork Yoga Mat, $130

Both kids and adults will love this extra-supportive natural cork yoga mat with discreet markers that help you properly align your hands and feet during your practice.

6. Brentwood Home Crystal Cove Oval Meditation Yoga Pillow, $59

Support your mindfulness practice with a meditation pillow. This option from Brentwood Home is made of natural buckwheat hulls that you can add or remove to adjust to your comfort level.

7. Casper The Glow Light, $129

Getting a good night's sleep is essential for your physical and mental health. The Glow Light is designed to cue your body to rest and relax at night and gently wake you up in the morning with a soft light.

8. Bearaby Tree Napper Weighted Blanket, starting at $259

Find comfort wrapped up in a weighted blanket made to have similar benefits to deep pressure therapy, like reducing anxiety.

9. Chiji Pure Love Crystal Energy Candle, $39.99

Lighting a scented candle can be incredibly relaxing — bonus points to Chiji for adding mini crystals in each one.

10. The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Anti-Stress Art Therapy, $6.49

De-stress with this pocket-sized coloring book perfect for people of all ages.


Pauline is a freelance lifestyle writer based in Providence, Rhode Island. When she's not writing, you can find her at her local yoga studio or scoping out hidden gems at flea markets and thrift stores.

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