When life gets busy, you don’t always have the option of getting away. But that doesn’t mean you don’t need it. With all the things on your to-do list, meals to make, homework to help with and dishes to clean, you just wish you could be whisked away to an island all by yourself.
The good news is that you can have the alone time you seek but doing just a few simple tweaks in the home that say, “unavailable; peace needed” to all that come near.
Install a sauna for two. These are inexpensive and give you a space to rejuvenate in peace. Bonus? Most kids don’t enjoy it so you’re likely to not be bothered.
Have a peace corner. This can be a space where you have your favorite prayers or meditations as well as a journal to write your thoughts. Perfect for when overwhelm hits and you just need a place to get centered and let things go.
Put a lock on your bathroom door. Sounds obvious but you’d be surprised at how many people don’t have one or don’t use the one they have. Give yourself permission to escape and not be bothered. You deserve it.
Install a home stereo system with blue tooth and speakers in your most visited rooms. This way, you can put on the calming music you need or the wild and energizing music necessary to get your through the night.
Dimming lights are also a must. Because bright lights only add to stress. Dim lights help encourage a calm environment.
Have you used an essential oil diffuser? These are so helpful as they provide aromatherapy to take you away in your mind to tropical beaches or lavender fields with just a few drops.
Create a reading nook. Make sure that you have a space to comfortably read and escape. Be sure to decorate well with pillows, blankets and little stand for tea. Make it known to your family that when you’re in this space or any of the above mentioned that you’re off limits and they need to let you be.
Sure, this isn’t the end all, but it helps you feel at home when you simply can’t leave it. For additional ideas and support, contact us at Unique Home Building and we’ll get you on your way home!