Do you have a space in your home that allows you to get away from stimulation, distractions and stressors? A place where you feel comforted and at peace?
Your home is an extension of your personal energy field and having a personal sanctuary or restorative niche that nourishes, relaxes, and supports you is important for your overall sense of wellbeing.
Not everyone has the ability to dedicate an entire room to a personal sanctuary like this .... and that's okay. You can work with whatever space you have available - even if only a closet or a corner. I have dedicated a space in my bedroom that I use for meditation, yoga, and journaling. I've created this little sanctuary with plants, small pillows, throw blankets, battery-operated candles and small lamps for soft lighting, and a few items that have personal and spiritual meaning to me. It's not a large space but it suits me and my need for comfort, quiet, solitude and peace.
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 that you need.
What kind of restorative niches do you need in your home?
What will be the purpose of the space? How will you use it? 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?
How you want to feel in your space? Creative? Inspired? Free? Relaxed? Peaceful?
Do you need one space or multiple spaces? 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?
If you need help creating your restorative niche, please reach out. Sometimes we need an outside, objective perspective to help us see things differently and this is one of my passions and gifts that I love sharing with others.