Let’s face it, some days are better than others. Life has a way of throwing us curve balls – those unexpected twists that shake up our daily lives. Every day presents us with new challenges, some bigger than others, but each take a bit (or a lot) of our energy and sometimes it hard to get our groove back. Especially, in these uncharted times.
It’s easy to become so wrapped up in taking care of others, that we neglect ourselves, but the reality is if we don’t take time to renew, we’re not much use to anyone else. You deserve, you need, a space of your own – a private area within your home, to rejuvenate and give yourself a “hug” whenever you are there.
So what exactly is a “Happy Space”? It’s simply an area in your home where you can have a cup of tea, read a book, journal a bit, collect your thoughts, work, or just BE. It’s a place, big or small, that surrounds you with beautiful things that are dear to you. It’s created just for you. It’s not for your kids, your spouse, our anyone else – it’s 100% certified yours. The best news is – your “Happy Space” is quick and easy to do.
If you’re lucky enough to have an extra room, claim it as your own and create a space with only things that you love. Consider it your private getaway to dream and relax. Items to include in your space: books, journals, candles, a comfy chair, reading light, footstool, favorite photos, inspirational words and favorite colors.
Don’t have an extra room? No problem. Look around to find an open corner, a space underneath an open stairwell or a table next to your bed to claim for yourself. Using items suggested above, create a place you can retreat to each morning or throughout the day. A simple chair with a side table, reading lamp, candle and photo can work just as well as an entire room.
The secret is to make it yours. Start your morning there with a cup of tea or coffee even if for only a few precious moments and create a daily to-do list which is always stress reducing. End your day by crossing off that to-do list and writing down three things you are grateful for. Here is a “Happy Life Tip”: If you take the time to write down three things you are grateful for at the end of every single day (especially on the worst of days) it will change your life. Be sure to share your “Happy Space “with us at #nestingathome!