Making Space for Mindfulness in Your Home

For many of us, our homes are our sanctuaries, A safe place to rest and relax after a long day. But we often get bogged down with doing the chores, tidying up, cooking dinner, the endless piles of laundry to wash and put away… And with all this extra work at home, it can be difficult to find the time to really be present as we move through our daily routines. 


Maybe it’s the case that we don’t feel like we have the time to pause, or that we have somewhere suitable to sit without the temptation of distraction. It is incredibly hard to just sit in our own company sometimes, especially if we have feelings of guilt associated with taking time for ourselves. However, the chances are that every one of us has a favourite spot in our home. It could be a favourite comfy chair, a particular window to look out of, the bath, the bed or even an entire room or garden. Think about how you feel when you are in this place, and reflect on what makes it so special to you.


If you don’t have a special space at home, could you make one for yourself? Even if it’s just a large cushion on the floor in the corner of the room. It could even be as simple as adding a vase of fresh flowers or bringing in some relaxing and restful scents with a candle or reed diffuser. Bringing the outdoors in is always a great way to spruce up your space and having plants at home can help you to relax, reduce anxiety and stress and even become more productive. Plants really are fantastic for our sense of wellbeing. 


Another tip is to bring lots of cosy textures into your mindfulness space to help you unwind and feel safe. Cushions, throws, and rugs all go a long way towards helping you feel more comfortable and at ease. You may also want to add some personal touches like artwork, family photos, books, and other trinkets. Affirmations and quotes are a great addition, and there are plenty of options to choose from. Why not print out a few of your favourites and place them around your home to inspire and motivate you. 


You want to make this space inviting so that you are drawn to spending time there. Engaging in restful activities like meditating, journaling, reading, or even just sitting down with a hot drink for a few quiet moments will help to create a sense of positivity and affinity towards your space so that you are more likely to return to it again and again. You can even incorporate this time spent in your space into your daily routine, whether it’s first thing in the morning, or last thing in the evening, or anytime in between! 


Navigating the complexities of stress and anxiety in today’s fast-paced world can feel impossible at times. My mission is to empower you with strategies and support to manage and conquer stress and anxiety. Why not schedule some time with me today and let’s work together to bring out your inner strength and resilience. 

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