Archive | March 2017

4 Tips To Create a Space You Love

Hello my sweet sweet friends. Sorry it’s been so long, but I live in the northeast and we just had that horrible snow storm, and we have so much snow, it’s ridiculous…anyway… Have you ever wanted to work but just didn’t feel inspired? You wish that you could just have that one place, that office, that room, that you could just let all of your creative juices flow, but you don’t know how to get that? Ok well that was me and I’m so excited to say that I have created that place for myself.  I’m going to share my 4 tips on how to create that space for yourself, because we all need a space where we can go and meditate, be alone,work, create, etc.

Lets get started…..

4 Ways

  1. Find a space/room-So you want to find that space or room that you can make your own.  I took our 3rd bedroom that we weren’t using.

  2. Brainstorm the look-So after you find the room, you want to brainstorm what you want your room to look like, feel, etc.  I wanted my space/office to feel peaceful and calming.  I wanted to be able to meditate, do yoga, be inspired, but also have a sitting area, but in that, I wanted my desk so I can do all of my work.

  3. Lay it all out and decorate-This step you want to lay out your space/room and decorate. Declutter if need be, start putting things where you want them to go.  So for me, I got a light blue shower curtain with palm trees on it to remind me of the beach and used it as the focal point for my desk, then I put my desk up against it, I then took an ottoman and put it up against the wall underneath my window, and put a white pillow and a blue blanket on it.  I then found this little stand, that I put next to the ottoman and put a silver plate on it, decorated that with flowers, my pens and a beachy candle.

    In between my stand and my ottoman, I have this little basket that has my bible, devotional, notebook and a pen.  Beside my stand, I have my rocking chair, and on the floor in the middle of my ottoman, my stand and chair,  I have this beachy type rug…that way I have a sitting area. I then have a brown stand across from my rocking chair for my pictures and extra things, and then I have my desk.  I also have white lights, flowers and candles everywhere, and an essential oil diffuser.  And then near the door, I have my yoga mat so that I can do yoga whenever I want. 

  4. Appreciate -Now you can admire and appreciate the work you took to make your room, space, or office yours and enjoy it. You now have an inspirational space that you can let your creative juices flow into.  I love my space, it smells amazing, it’s peaceful, it’s calming, and I can just relax and do work if need be.

So there are my tips on creating a space you love. Be aware of the space you want in your life because a messy space equals a messy mind.  If you are feeling like you are confused a lot, or just irritated, or feel claustrophobic, take a look at your space and see if it’s messy and needs a little makeover.

 

Question for the week:

 let me know in the comments if you have a space for yourself.

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Disconnect to Connect

Hello my sweet sweet friends.  How are all of you?  I’m doing pretty good myself. How many of you feel like you don’t have time to spend with your significant other?  How many of you keep hearing “I need you to spend time with me, why don’t you get off  your phone and spend time with me, if you don’t start putting me as a priority, this relationship is over?”  I know I have, and I’m telling you, it’s not a great thing to hear. Recently my relationship has been so much better, and I’m going to share with you some ways and tips on how you can make yours better as well.

If you want to learn more….continue reading…..

disconnect

  1. Get off your PHONE!!!  This is a big one for so many people.  Most people have a phone and most people are on their phone from the time they get up in the morning, to the time they go to bed…this was me…and when I realized how much it was hurting my family, I changed.  Now when I have the time to spend with my husband or my family, I put my phone on airplane mode, I turn it off or I put it in another room…this way I’m not tempted to look at it, and no one can contact me in that amount of time.  Your relationships are important, and  you have to be willing to do something about it.

  2. Go for a walk.  You have no idea how much just going for a walk with your significant other or your family can really help you connect with them.  The fresh air, the closeness, just helps you bond and spend the time together.  If you do have to take your phone, just play music…that’s all you need…you don’t need to text people or to call people, just play music and enjoy your family.

  3. Take time and talk.  You may not think this changes things, but it really can.  One night, I just talked to my spouse about everything.  We talked about what we wanted to do with our finances, where we wanted to be in 5 years, how we could connect with each other, etc.  It helped us grow closer together and figure out what we want for our family.  We talked about our fears, and accomplishments, and everything…so talk things out.

So knowing all of that, I just want to help you realize that if you disconnect from the distractions and the technology, you can connect with the people who are important to you on a deeper level.  You can really build that relationship that maybe you never had before. This all has to do with mindfulness and self reflection and awareness.  You may not think that this has anything to do with mindfulness or even awareness…but when your relationship starts to change because you are taking the time to make it change, then you will see the awareness that I’m talking about.

Challenge for this week:

This week, anyone who comments, I want you to take one day and disconnect with whatever is taking up your time with your family, in order to connect with them on a deeper level.  This could be…turning off  your phone for an hour to spend time with your children, this could be turning off the television to spend quality time with your spouse or turning off your phone for your spouse, if that is what takes up your time…whatever it is..take one day and disconnect from it and connect with your family.  I’m telling you…it makes a huge difference.