Fifteen minutes nestled in my peaceful nook can probably sustain me for a future two hours spent in my chaotic life —the kind of everyday annoyances that robs you of your inner calm. Like being put on hold with a bank that says they value you as a customer and you’re still hanging on thirty minutes later. Or when your computer has a virus that is so bad, every last one of your files is corrupt. Our fast paced existence has us running on empty, draining us of some simple components in life that are very necessary for sanity.
Do you have a place of your own where you can retreat and feel better even during a horribly stressful day? If not, can you arrange a small space that will make your heart more joyful? Maybe a corner of your yard next to a potted hydrangea? Or a part of your bedroom where there’s a rocking chair and a cluster of photos of some of your favorite people? What would lend itself to a cherished bit of personal space for only you? A serene patterned wall quilt made by your grandmother, a classical piece of music that transports you back to a magical moment in time, or a bergamot scented candle? What would you put in that special corner of your world? Fill your senses with sounds and smells and sights that will refresh your tired soul.
Create a peaceful nook.