Maaike van DiemenContemporary Patio, Amsterdam
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Tend a garden Planting something, even a potted garden on your balcony, makes a statement that this is a place you plan to stay in for a while. If you love gardening but don’t have a garden of your own, see if there is a local community garden where you could get a small area to tend — it could also be a great way to connect with other like-minded people.Collect moments of beauty Of course, there are places we immediately think of as beautiful, but every place has its own charm. Grab your camera and head out on a daily walk, snapping pictures of the little things that catch your eye.If you want to make it interesting, issue yourself a creative challenge - take photos of a single colour, or find the first letter of your name or a heart shape. The creative project will loosen you up, and you may end up with some frameworthy shots to boot!Reignite your wanderlust Plan a day trip to a region you’ve never explored. After the shock of being somewhere totally new, you may realise that the place you come back ‘home’ to feels exactly like that … home.