Hmmm…am I truly capable of helping you relax? I’m not entirely sure, but I will try my best. And what does it have to do with Interior Design? Everything. So stay with me.
I am an avid fan of guided meditation. My goal is to meditate once a day. It does not always happen. A common inclusion in guided meditation is picturing your “happy place”; possibly somewhere you’ve been, perhaps a place created in your wildest imagination.
I will admit that mine is under a specific palapa in Cozumel, Mexico. Even the thought of it can lower my blood pressure. As I write it is snowing here, but I can actually feel the sun on my back and can feel a good book in my hands! Would you mind passing me a margarita?
But my goal here is to help you find a place like this in your home. Like my meditation, you may not get to avail yourself of this cozy spot every day, but if we create one, perhaps you will carve out some time dedicated to relaxing there. Picture Kevin Costner here: If you build it…
Where is the best sunlight/view in your home?
Mine is in my family room. It floods with sunlight and looks out to the woods behind our house.
In your room, is there something that can be relocated so you can add a small comfortable (& beautiful) armchair to this spot? This may take some strategic thinking & creativity. Or it may take settling for the second best spot in the house. If you are commitment-phobic, why not temporarily relocate an armchair from somewhere else in the house. Place a small table with a lamp beside it. Now find yourself a really soft blanket. And your favorite book of all time. If time is not on your side today, set the book on the table & lay the throw across the arm of the chair. That way this spot will be “calling to you” each time you walk by. And lo & behold, you will make time to sit there. Time that is likely well deserved and will reward you with a clearer mind and happier outlook afterward.
So where’s the tie in back to Interior Design? It’s right here: we all need a place in our home that we consider a sanctuary. And others will see it and feel inspired to create their own as well. Something that makes you happy and helps you relax is intrinsically beautiful, isn’t it?
So, I wish you relaxation. And if my relaxation is not your cup of tea, share! I think we could all use a cozy outlet for our hectic lives. Oh! I cannot believe I almost forgot! Huge shout out to Shakti Gawain, I absolutely LOVE your Creative Visualizations meditations!