Do you have a space of your own in your life? Creating a space that is strictly your own can be difficult. The reasons can be many and varied; you live in a small apartment, you’ve outgrown your house or simply you have too much stuff. Creating a space of your own signifies a place where you can take a deep breath, get away from the chaos of the day and simply feel comfortable.
Many women feel as if they can not afford the luxury of having their own space.Today, I am encouraging you to consider if you have a space of your own in your house? Do you have a space of your own anywhere? Although preferably it would be nice if you had a whole room, logistically that is not always possible. Is there a chair that you love to sit in and read? (As I write this post, I am sitting in my own chair) Is there a room that makes you happy each time you enter it? (When we moved into our house it was important for me to have one room “put together” and during the chaos of unpacking that became the room I walked into and allowed myself to take a deep breath). Enjoying our space is significant in our daily self care. If we do not have a space where we find comfort and happiness then we are often disconnected to the greater world. We feel unhappy.We don’t like where we are. Knowing there is a spot of your own brings comfort. It may only be a corner, but it can be yours! If you have not considered where your space would be, I encourage you to take some time to explore your home. Realize that your needs for space are just as important as having a toy room for the kids or a man cave for your husband. Surround your space with objects that make you happy. It could include a nice candle, a favorite pillow, or a warm blanket. As I completed this post, my friend Kelly shared the below photograph of her own personal space on Facebook. The rocker has been a part of her grandmother’s family for many years. Kelly shared that although it is not an everyday spot, it is certainly a special spot where she can curl up with a book and blanket. This spot allows her to be reflective of the generations and history of her family and she feels a part of that history as she sits in the space. She shared that she was being reflective in the spot today as it would have been her father’s 64th birthday (hence the title of the book). I simply felt the photo was perfect for this post and had to share. [caption id="attachment_2156" align="aligncenter" width="480"] credit: Kelly Grace[/caption]
I would love to know if you have a space of your own? Where is it? What does it look like?
Most importantly, do you get to spend time there?
Self Care Saturday is a weekly series that offers tips and suggestions for practicing self care and compassion on a daily basis.]]>