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Finding your “Spot”: How to Restore Sanity by Carving out Your Corner

By August 7, 2012 No Comments

by Mina Fies

People who know me always hear me talking about my “spot.” No, not a spot on my carpet or my favorite chair, but a spot I call my own; a space where I feel renewed and at ease. Where I can curl up with a good book or just close my eyes for five minutes before the start of my day.

We all live very busy lives. I know I am stretched too thin at times and feel that something just has to give!

Well, the bad news is, I don’t have a magic bullet. However, for me, “work-life balance” has been a life-long pursuit. Finding time for myself (even if it’s just for a few minutes) is the single most important part of my day. One way I’ve learned to do this for myself (and for my clients) is by creating a space in my home that is just for me.

Live Midori: Restore Your Sanity By Carving Out Your CornerI treat this space as sacred. Its purpose is to help me renew my strength to face the next challenge. I use my space as a place to meditate and to be present to how grateful I am for the blessings in my life. I love to journal, so this is where I find time to write. For you it can be a place to read a few pages from a book, flip through a magazine, or cool down after a taxing day or fight with the hubby. Whatever it is you have going on in your life, you can use your spot as a place to recharge.

My clients have found various places for their spots. I’ve seen unused bedrooms, walk-in closets and basement nooks that rarely gets used turned into awesome personal spots. I use a corner of a second bedroom we converted to a makeshift media room (it has a loveseat and over-sized TV… yes, I have a husband who loves to buy the latest and greatest electronics!

The point here is, there is no house that is too small, or a life too busy for you to carve out a little space of your own. Create your spot today and notice how many times it actually “calls” to you… beckoning you to take just a few minutes to unwind, chill, relax, put your feet up… (I think you get the point)!

Mina

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