Let’s face it, some days we just don’t feel like smiling. 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 alot) of our energy and sometimes it hard to get our groove back. Often, we become so wrapped up in taking care of others, we forget to create time to renew ourselves. Whatever your story, you need a place of your own. Whether you’re a stay at home mom or out in the work force, all of us need a private space to rejuvinate…a place to give us a hug whenever we are there.
A space of your own is just that – a place that’s all yours. It’s 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 for you. The best news is it’s quick and and easy to do.
If you 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. Items to include are books, journals, candles, a comfy chair, reading light, footstool, favorite photos, inspirational words and favorite colors.
Don’t have an extra room? Thats okay! Look around to find a corner of a room, 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 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 define a space that is only for you. A place to get your groove back and make you smile. Start your morning there with a cup of tea and coffee even if for only a few precious moments. Take that time to create a daily to-do list, which is a great way to reduce stress. End your day by crossing off your to-do list and writing down three things you are grateful for. By the way, I promise you that if you take the time to write down three things you are greatful for at the end of every day (especially on the worst of days) it will change your life.
PS. If you still don’t feel like smiling, watch this funny clip…it always works for me..