Everybody loves the idea of getting home from a long day of work, kicking off our shoes, and letting our guards down. It’s a great escape from the hectic pace of life, the stress and strain of normal living.
But, if we’ve been so busy and distracted that we don’t have time to care for ourselves – what a wonderful sense of calm and relaxation we are missing.
That’s why increasingly more people each day are seeking relaxation in the comfort of their own homes.
We’ve all seen the covers of TV shows dedicated to the topic. We’ve all attended workshops on “indoor relaxation” and seen demonstrations of how a quiet home can help you relax better and sleep better.
In fact, from ancient times up to the late 20th century, it was common for people to seek relaxation in their own homes. They did it in the privacy of their own homes, away from the outside world.
Nowadays, it’s pretty easy to find quiet spaces in your own home that can be turned into a quiet sanctuary – a place where you can relax, AND meditate, visualize – even sing a few bars of major keys to sing along while the waves crash gently on the beach next door.
Turning our homes into an opportunity to meditate is becoming a very popular way to take back our relaxation time. Try it – it just might give you a deep sense of calm and tranquility like nothing else.
So how do you turn your living space into a quiet sanctuary?
First of all, YOU need to find peace in each space you occupy. Only you will know what is peaceful to you, while it may differ from person to person on the other hand. Try beings yards to see how peaceful they are. Feel comfortable in them, then move on!
Let take a living room, for example. My living room for years has been very beautiful. But we never owned it so it has limited usefulness as we never really explained the purpose and functionality of the room to others.
So each season, all we do is look at the weather report and watch the pitter-patter of the rain on the roof. We stay up late into the night, drinking a cup of coffee along with some kind of breakfast foods and I have read my favorite books and have taken stock of what my life is like and what changes to our diet must be made.
But when was the last time you sat down in your living room? When was the last time you sat in your living room and looked at the sky?
I’m guessing that chances are, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, just because it’s late at night. Oh well, back to the point. This place means nothing to yourself, so what is it its purpose?
All you need to do is look around the living room. Are you comfortable? Are the seats loving, or just popping a few Z sets in there?
Are you amazed at how pretty the fireplace is during those winter climates? Is there space enough for needing bedroom furniture? Does there have to be a coffee table so your small gray coffee can fit and display your memorabilia?
Think about each person who is spending time in your living room at night, it will probably be more than one. That’s a great opportunity to give your living room a new purpose over the years.
We will let you come up with a few ideas. Now I’m probably catering more to you so that if you have some good ideas, I’ll get them in a Jiffy!
Here are some tips for the easiest way to bring a quiet sanctuary into your home.
(4) Begin with your most favorite room, whether it is a nap room, game room, go out room, home office, or peaceful dining room. You will be amazed at how it changes in those specific spaces.
(5) Start putting your things in their place! Right now, if you wouldn’t want your family to see them, they aren’t staying!
(6) The biggest thing, decorating with pops of color will create the most amazing room.
So what are you waiting for?
Recite what makes you happy and relax in any room in your home easily. Family Room, Bedroom or Study, Kitchen, General Family Room – The most used room of your home – Enjoy!