The beauty of sanctuary spaces...
Where do you go when you need time, space, rest? Is it your bedroom? Sunroom? Library? Garden? Do you have a place you claim as your sanctuary?
We've been talking about resting and planning this month and I think the spaces we choose for those activities makes a difference in our success. A cluttered play room, for example, probably isn't the best place for you to go to clear your mind. Trying to rest in a bedroom that doesn't feel like a haven might be contributing to your lack of sleep. I'm a big proponent of making all of our spaces as beautiful as possible, as you know, but there's more to it than just looking good. A lovely, calming space is good for your soul.
I have a few “sanctuary” spaces in my home. My living room, which is full of soft pink light day and night, is where I go when I need a bit of soothing quiet, away from the noise of the television and busyness of the day. My breakfast nook, which is tucked away at the back of the house, is a perfect little spot for creating lists and organizing my thoughts while I enjoy a cup of tea. My bedroom is where I go when I need to really, really rest. It's my place to hide from the world on those rare occasions when I feel it necessary. Drawing the curtains, closing the door and climbing under the covers is like wrapping a warm cocoon around myself.
If you don't have a sanctuary space, I encourage you to create one. Think beauty, comfort, light ~ whatever speaks to your soul.
Wishing all of you a restful weekend...
Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully