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Give Mom the Gift of Peace and Quiet

May 20, 2014 by  
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Meditation, John Silva, The Fixit ProfessionalsA quiet space. It might seem like a luxury, but modern science has discovered real value in taking time to “just be” and also in meditation. But it’s hard enough to carve out the time. For moms it can be especially difficult.   

Women are natural care takers. When something is amiss or afoot, it’s mom who often steps in to coordinate, organize or otherwise oversee the situation.  So when mom takes a moment to relax, she can usually count on being interrupted in some way.

But since relaxation and meditation are so important, what’s a mom to do?  A great gift for mother’s day -for mom and for yourself – might just be a sacred space.  A place where relaxation won’t be interrupted by phones, problems and the demands of others. Here are some ideas for creating that special place in mom’s home or yours.

Indoors or out?
Location, location, location. It’s true of where you live and also how you use the space in your home.  When deciding to create a separate space just for yourself, consider where you want this space to be. Do you enjoy being outdoors in nature? Maybe a protected porch feels right. Or if you’re not the outdoorsy type, for a year round solution your space could be inside.  Whichever you choose, the location will partly be dictated by how the room will be used.

How do you most like to relax and take care of yourself?  Do you like to “chill” and read a book?  Maybe you meditate. It could bestretching, john silva, The Fix-It Professionals that yoga is your kind of thing.  When you take into account what rejuvenates you, you can decide the amount of room you will need for your “sacred space.”

Available locations?
Now that you have an idea of how you will use your space, you can decide where (indoors, on the porch, outdoors, etc.) you will have room to set up. Use your intuition to help you decide what seems best. Maybe you have an unused bedroom that can be designated just for you.  If you’ve chosen the great outdoors, is there an area that feels particularly peaceful?  You might also consider an area that “just feels right.” There aren’t any wrong answers.  Anything that seems like a good idea can be made to work. 

Screens as separators
Let’s say you want to use a corner of your living room near a window. At first it might not seem terribly secluded or private. A beautiful room screen or divider might be exactly what you need to make the space feel “just for you.” Outdoors, plants or lattice fences can serve this purpose. However you decide to do it, you want to feel peaceful and secluded. Not boxed in or claustrophobic.

Objects and furnishings
chair, John Silva, The Fix-It ProfessionalsNow that you’ve chosen your space and have a plan for making it separate, you can  decide what objects you want inside it.  If you want to do yoga for example, you might want a mat and space to move around. If you meditate, a seat or chair and beautiful statue, flowers and art might be just the ticket.  If you’re an avid reader, then a comfortable chair, table for beverages, good lighting, and a bookshelf are a good place to start. Other objects to consider might be:

  • Candles
  • Incense
  • Stones, or a Zen garden
  • Talismans
  • Personal mementos
  • Photographs of loved ones

The only limit is your imagination. If your ability to create the space is exceeded by your imagination, we’re here to help!  The Fix-It Professionals May Special can be used to help you move doors, change out door handles (or repair them) move furniture, haul away extra “stuff.” (Dump fees are extra.)  Contact us today and give yourself and mom some space for that all-important “alone time.”

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