A while back, during a conversation about the frustrations of house upkeep, a friend shared a practice she employs to help keep her sane during the craziest of crazy times...
As she described it, there is one place in her home (I believe it was the top of her nightstand) which, through thick and thin, come hell or high water, is always a lesson in simplicity, is clear of dust and clutter, and has just a few of her very favorite things artfully arranged on it. This is her Zen Space.
While the rest of the household may be falling into disarray with the family's comings and goings, she knows she can sit on her bed, take a few breaths, look at her Zen Space, and find a little peace amid the cacophony of clutter and chaos. What a fantastic idea...
SO, you guessed it! This is our quick assignment for the month!!
Where in your house can YOU create a Zen Space?? First, pick a small surface that is easy to keep cleared & dusted. Second, make sure that only a few special things are on it--maybe a special picture and some fresh flowers--nothing else allowed.
When things are feeling out of whack and out of control around the house, focus on this one clean, clear spot that is well within your control. Take a couple of deep breaths and take a minute to relax--you will be so glad you did.
Remember these assignments are supposed to be fun & only take you 15 minutes or less...so set your timer, and carve out a little peaceful space for yourself!