We’re all about physical reminders to take care of you and that’s exactly what a dedicated meditation space does for you. Your space will be unique to you, it should feel soothing, calming and comfortable. It should also allow you a bit of privacy in order to focus on yourself and your practices and rituals.
Carving out a corner for yourself…. You don’t need a lot of space, just an area you can go to where you immediately feel lighter, a sense of relief. A quiet place that feels good to you. Creating this space for yourself adds a layer of encouragement and inspiration to
So first things first – Decluttering
No matter what corner you claim for yourself, odds are it will require some sort of decluttering. Clutter not only takes up physical space in your home, it also takes up mental and emotional space in your head.
Clutter hurts and is a drain on your energy until you finally tackle it.
Quite honestly, decluttering in and of itself is considered selfcare. After a long and stressful day, the last thing you need for your mental and emotional wellbeing is to walk into a room full of random crap. Consider establishing a 10-minute daily declutter routine. Make a 10-minute playlist, one that gets you fired up, and clear out some of the mess. I personally am a huge fan of decorative storage bins.
If you’re in need of organizational or decluttering suggestions and ideas, look no further than Pinterest… one quick search will result in a million ideas you can implement to help you decide what to do with your stuff.
Purge and Donate!
Everything is made up of energy. Everything you brought into your home was purchased with love either by you or for you, even that dress that’s been hanging in your closet with the tags still on it for the last 5 years. So, thank these things for coming into your life, pack them up and send them on their way to bless someone else and fulfill their destiny.
Now for the fun part.
Now that you’ve cleared your space (and made a difference in someone else’s life with your donations) you can begin to create a space just for you. First you’ll want to consider how you plan to utilize the space to decide what to include… If you’re looking to incorporate a solid meditation practice, you might want some meditation cushions, incense, and candles.
However, if you’re tight on space, maybe your bedside table is your sanctuary. Add some aromatherapy – incense, candles or essential oil diffusers, get yourself a journal or two for intention setting and gratitude.
My space includes a table and chair, shelves with my healing stones, books, candles and incense. Special lighting (color changing LED bulb, string lights and salt lamp) and wall décor (lotus flower tapestry and macrame moon hanging) and room for my yoga practice. Simply passing by my space gives me a feeling of happiness – just knowing it’s there. And I also crave being there and my time dedicated to my rituals and practices, which helps keep cravings for unhealthy things at bay…
Once you have created your sacred space and begin using it, when you arrive in your space your mind will immediately start to settle, you will feel lighter and calmer. Light a candle, burn some incense, turn on your diffuser and let go. Soak up the relaxing effects of the aromatherapy and settle into the moment. There are so many benefits to aromatherapy, I won’t begin to try to cover them here (you can read about it here), but it sends a signal to brain that ‘it’s time for some me time’.
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