Creating Space For Letting Go Of Stress

Carving out space in your home or yard that is just for you can help you find balance when you are stressed or overwhelmed.  It doesn't have to be a big space nor does it have to be fancy.  It just needs to be a space you call your own.

I'm talking about creating a sacred space. A space that you don't do any work in. A space  you can go to when you need to think or have a time out. A place you can go and spend at least 10 minutes a day in, whether inside or outside your home.

A few simple sacred spaces you could create are:

  • In the corner of a room. 

  • The center of a closet.  

  • That sunny window seat. 

  • Lounge chair beside the pool.  

  • The swing on the porch.

  • A shady spot in the garden.

You don't really need much in a sacred space but some people see more benefit with the more elaborate spaces. We'll talk about more involved sacred spaces in a later post.

So what do you do in your sacred space?

  • Have a cup of coffee or tea while contemplating the day.

  • Practice your daily gratitude

  • Write in your journal

  • Read your morning or evening devotional

  • Meditate

  • Yoga

  • Pray

  • Read

  • Just Breathe

  • Enjoy nature

If you have started practicing any of the techniques I've shared in my previous posts, try them in your sacred space. You'll see more benefit from your daily gratitude journaling and/or mindful breathing practices by doing them in a sacred space!  It really does add more to them.

So, tell me below where is your sacred space(s)?


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