Creating Zen Space Inside Your Home
Your home is your sanctuary – and should be a place or relaxation. That's why it's important to create a Zen Space. When you come home after a long day’s work, you don’t want to walk into a mess. You want all of the dishes put away, you want dinner to already, magically, be on the table, you want the kids to be well-behaved and working on their homework, and you want the love of your life to be waiting for you with open arms. How perfect does that sound? But also…how often does that actually happen? And in what world?? With all of the responsibilities and obligations we’ve incurred over the years from just living our lives, it’s way too easy to get caught up - caught up in work, school, relationships, parenting, etc. We’re so busy making sure our world doesn’t fall apart that we don’t notice when we start to unravel ourselves. We have a responsibility to our own wellbeing, as much as we do to any of the other aspects of our lives. In fact, I might even argue that we have a greater responsibility to take care of ourselves. After all, if we’re not running optimally, then nothing is! Or, even if we are miraculously able to manage our current workload, imagine how much more efficient, relaxed, and happy we’d be if we were operating closer to 100%. I believe in the power of positivity and the power of self. The two are directly related. If you feel good, you feel good about yourself. If you feel good about yourself, you feel good about your world. It’s all a matter of perspective.
And what’s the key to a clear and focused perspective?
A clear mind.Your mind is your own private and secret sanctuary. You can retreat into it whenever you need a moment to yourself, and you can mold and shape it into whatever kind of vibe you’re after. But whether you have a creative or analytical mind, it should be a source of strength for you. Time should be spent on flexing your mental muscles, but you should also let.it.rest. Just chill. There’s a reason why meditation has been around for centuries, and why we’re seeing a resurgence in its popularity these day. We’re not taking the time to find solitude, quiet, and peacefulness, so our head space is always cluttered and chaotic. It’s like we’re trying to conduct an orchestra with Yeezy blasting in the background. We need to minimize distractions – mental or otherwise – whenever possible. Here are a few tips you can implement today to create a zen area within your home. Use it to meditate, read, write, or just sit…it’s totally up to you! This should be your personal space where you can relax, refocus, and re-energize.