Today, we are going to be talking about the benefits of creating a mindful space in the comfort of your own home! With intention of the purpose of the space in mind, look around your home or apartment to find the space that matches your intention. For example, if you want to create a space for mindfulness practice, you will want to find a space that is quiet, where you won’t be disturbed, and you can claim as yours. If you are wanting to practice mindful movement such as yoga, you may need a larger space, possibly with a mirror if you find that beneficial to your practice. Regardless of if you choose and have space for a whole room or a corner, you want to be mindful that the space that you choose will fulfill your intention.
Areas that may work for your calming space
- Square room
- Quiet corner
- Small patio or screened-in patio
- Garden space
- A corner of your backyard
- Walk-in closet
You can make your space your own by personalizing various aspects of the area! You may choose to include fabrics, art work, cards from loved ones, or other touchstones. You can also add in special books that inspire you! You can add positive affirmation quotes to your space. You can draw or print these quotes and/or affirmations to personalize your space.
Oftentimes, we need consistent reminders of things like affirmations such as “I am worthy,” so having them printed and personalized in your space can act as a reminder of the intention you had when you created the space. Feel free to change the quote or affirmation as you see beneficial to you! Some people enjoy adding a little ambiance to their space by incorporating candles, incense and oils into their space. The sense of smell is one of the most primal senses that can add to the benefit of the space and the candles can create a calming ambiance. Smell is linked to powerful sensory influences like emotion, blood pressure and heart rate. Come to think of it, how incredible does it feel to fall asleep in a bed of freshly washed linen? According to research by the National Sleep Foundation, the same way scents can attract your attention, they can also attract rest – provided you use the right scents. Some smells are known to increase alertness, but it’s been proven that aromatherapy scents expose the body to more soothing, relaxing fragrances that can be sleep-promoting.
Scents that are sleep promoting
You can try these scents in your calming space!
Creating a Calm Down Space at Home or School
Calming music options to listen to: