Create Your Mindful Space
We have so many spaces in our homes that are defined by what we do in them (e.g., eating, sleeping) or by what is in them (e.g., bed, TV, etc.) but do we have a room where we can just be? It can be helpful to encourage more mindfulness in your life to create a space for just “being” in the present. The important part of creating a mindful space is that it feels calming and helps you feel really present and in the moment. Think about what the function of your space will be for you and use this to guide you in setting it up.
What does this space look like?
What is calming and inviting to you?
Is it a comfortable chair with no distractions around?
Is it a grouping of pillows facing a beautiful and inspiring piece of art?
Is it a space for you to meditate in peace? Or is it a space for you to have quality time with your partner without the distraction of TV, to-do’s and/or other family members?
Often a more minimally decorated space will be the most conducive to being mindful. When you’re creating your space, make sure to make it visible so you’re reminded to use it and, make sure it is sacred and that you only use it for it’s intended purpose (i.e., your work computer is not allowed in your mindful space).