Many of us are home while we wait for this virus to retreat. How do you feel when you look around your environment? Does your home make you feel safe and nurtured? Are you seeing piles of papers that need your attention?
I am a Feng Shui Practitioner and Interior Decorator. I’ve always loved creating spaces that make me feel good when I’m in them. From the time I was a child, my surroundings have mattered to me. Now, in these times of uncertainty I rely on my home to nourish my spirit and ease my anxious mind. I am going to do a series of posts about how to create your home as sanctuary so you can begin to feel a sense of control over this area of your life.
I’d like to share how I cope with uncertainty while being home. You may find that incorporating one or some of these activities may give you a sense of joy and a feeling of serenity.
Bring nature into your home. It could be a vase of flowers, a plant, or some shells you picked up on the beach.
A friend gave me a huge bouquet of roses last week from the farmers market. I placed them all around my house and smiled every time I saw them.
Spend time in nature. Maybe you are only able to visit your own backyard right now. Sit under your favorite tree and say a prayer of thanks. There is always something to be grateful for.
Find a special place around your home in which to retreat. My spot is a comfortable chair in the corner of my sunroom. Every morning I have my coffee and sit and watch the world go by. It is the place I go when I begin to feel the pressures of the day weigh on my shoulders. No matter what’s going on around me this is my safe place.
Finally, have HOPE! I have found that when I have hope I can get through anything. Sometimes I need to read something inspirational, have a phone call with someone special, or write in my journal in order to find it…but it’s always there.