Creating restorative niches
Do you have a space in your home that's just yours? A place away from stimulation, distractions and stressors where you feel comforted and at peace? Having a personal sanctuary or restorative niche that nourishes you, relaxes you, and supports your needs is important for your overall sense of wellbeing.
What kinds of restorative niches might you need in your home? You might spend time in your space for solitude, stillness and quiet. Perhaps you read, meditate, write in your journal, or do yoga. Do you need a space to do your hobbies, pursue your leisure interests, or to create?
Not everyone has the ability to dedicate an entire room to a personal sanctuary.... and that's okay. You can work with whatever space you have available - even if only a closet or a corner. I invite you to reflect on the following questions, and then look at your home with fresh eyes. Bring a little creativity to the process of designing the restorative niches you need.
What kind of Sacred Space(s) do you need in your home?
What is the purpose of the space? How will you use it?
How you want to feel in your space? Creative? Inspired? Free? Relaxed? Peaceful?
Do you need one space or multiple spaces? For example, if you want a space to feel energized, inspired and creative, AND a space where you can feel relaxed and peaceful - might these need to be different spaces? Or can you create different 'zones' for each type of activity?
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