What are your resolutions for 2018? Do you want to go back to school? Work out more? Remodel the kitchen? What if I told you that letting more natural sunlight into your home could help give you the motivation you need to meet your 2018 goals? Time and time again, sunlight has been proven to have countless benefits to our health, our ability to focus, and our outlook in general. But we can’t be outside in the sun all the time, and sometimes the weather doesn’t allow us to be out in the sun much at all. That’s why it’s so important to have sunspaces in your home that allow the room to soak up more sunlight. Here are just a few reasons why you should make more frequent exposure to natural light a goal this year:

Natural Light Helps You Focus

Many workplaces value the right placement of windows to flood the room in sunlight. Studies have shown that it improves productivity and even boosts morale. Exposure to natural light helps you stay energized and focused throughout the day. Not only does this help you stay motivated to finish your work and even get started on your 2018 goals, but having a productive, energized day will help you to sleep better at night. Often, trouble sleeping can occur when you have too much wound up energy at the end of the day and nothing to do with it. If you have a productive, energized day on the other hand, your body will welcome sleep when the time comes.

Natural Light Is Good for Your Mental Health

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or winter depression affect roughly 15-25% of the world’s population. In winter, people are exposed to less and less sunlight, and because of this, they’re more prone to lethargy and depression. Doctors claim that sunlight has more of mental health than any other weather factors. Exposure to sunlight releases serotonin in our systems, which boosts mood and helps us to feel more cheerful. Exposure to sunlight has been used as a natural treatment not only for seasonal affective disorder but for chronic forms of depression.

Natural Light Saves Energy

You don’t have to be a doctor to understand this one. The more your home is lit by natural light, the less you’ll have to rely on electrical lights throughout the day. This can save you hundreds in your electric bills each year, and it can help reduce your carbon footprint, which is great if your goal this year is to have a more positive impact on the environment. Sunlight can even be a source of energy itself, which is why so many are turning to solar panels for a less wasteful, more reliable source.

If your goal is to let in more light this year, consider having a sunroom installed in your own home. You can spend your morning soaking up the sun while you sip your coffee, giving you the energy you need to go about the rest of your day. Getting more sunlight this year is an excellent goal, and it may just give you the push to accomplish your other goals. If you’re interested in your own sunroom or porch enclosure, contact Sunspace Texas today for a free estimate.