Today, I have finally been able to accomplish something I’ve been planning to do for almost a year.
In September 2014 I walked into a unit, I fell in love with the place and 6 weeks later I would call it home. It’s a cute little 2 bedroom unit with a study, carpet throughout (I love the feeling of carpet under my feet!) and lots of character to inherit.
The room that stood out to me from the beginning was the study. It has no door on it and opens directly to the lounge room. There is a teal feature wall (which I am so grateful for because teal is one of my favourite colours!)
From the first time I walked into this home I knew I wanted to set up my office in there and part of that was to have a sitting chair near the window where I could dream, write, read, day-dream and chill…
For many reasons I hadn’t made the space, time and decision on what chair I wanted to put there. Part of the reasons were being slack, limited space as I was looking after someone’s furniture for a while, indecisiveness with not knowing what sort of a chair I wanted to put there (colour and style!)…
So I have finally made the space exactly as I imagined it from the first time I walked into the home and I am excited about the hours of writing, reading and dreaming that will happen in this space.
So my self care tip for you today is to redecorate. Make a space in your home which is your favourite place to be. It might be a corner with a chair, beanbag or stool, or maybe it’s under the pergola out the back, maybe you can make a space in your shed to be just as you want it. Think about what makes you rest. I like to be looking out on to some greenery and somewhere that I can embrace the sun on a wintery afternoon, or watch the rain pour down. You may be wondering:
How is this a self care tip?
Thanks for asking… Self Care is more than eating well, exercising and sharing with someone you trust how you’re going emotionally. The reality is that we will not do those things unless we first value ourselves. Making a space in your home that is your favourite place is just one idea to help you realise that you are valued, you are important enough to have a space that is just yours, a space where you feel safe and at peace.
You ARE valued and you are WORTH it. Get decorating today!
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