Quiet Spaces

Creating blocks of peaceful, quiet alone time for myself has become a true necessity for me.

Maybe it’s part of getting older or just my own personality and sanity requirements in order to keep up with all my life involves now as a stay-at-home mom, but I seem to really need a sacred space and time to let go of the stresses of the day, breathe, and just be.

When I can get out alone, libraries and book stores are my favorite quiet places. I love to read and the opportunity to slowly browse, flip through books and even sit and read magazines in absolute quiet with no one pulling me to the kids section has become a real luxury.

But for the times I can’t, I have a favorite chair in our living room.
my favorite living room chair

It’s a huge seat that moved in with my husband when we combined households, large enough that I can sit cross-legged in it, soft enough that I sink down when I sit. Although it’s not private, it has become my absolute favorite place to sit during the day.

My other favorite quiet retreat is right here at home as well, our bedroom.
my little oasis at home

I fully believe that a home, especially a bedroom, should be a refuge from the world. A warm, peaceful, happy place you can sink in to, relax and release.

Laying in bed, watching a good movie is bliss to me. Give me a few magazines or books I’ve been waiting to read and I can stay in bed all day.

I admit it’s not as fancy as this reading bench in the library of my someday-dream-home:
reading bench near the window of a library
Img source – freshome.com

But it’s still everything I really need – comforting, relaxing, private (the door locks) and quiet (after bedtime or with that handy lock engaged).

While thinking of ideal, quiet, peaceful places, I came across this image of a meditation room idea – BLISS! One day…
beautiful meditation room idea

Img source – nicoleabdou-destinationunknown.blogspot.com

But picture perfect or not, as long as I have a little comfortable place where I can completely relax and shut out the world for a little while, that’s all I really need to rest and prepare for whatever challenges and adventures lay ahead.

And a happy, relaxed, mom really is a win for everyone, wouldn’t you agree?

Where do you go for quiet time? Do you have a special place you like to unwind and recharge?

Linking up with Mama Kat’s weekly writing prompts and posting early cause I’m a rebel like that.

The prompt I chose this week: Time for a break! Show us where you go for quiet time.

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16 thoughts on “Quiet Spaces

  1. Ahhh, I love this! I love the idea (and the realities) of a sacred space. I feel that way about our bedroom too. It’s the place where I unwind and relax. I love our sheets (you have to have good sheets!). Reading in bed is ideal for me.

    We just moved apartments so I haven’t found my favorite spots yet, but that chair of yours looks heavenly!

    • Yea, I think everyone just needs a relaxing space to themselves. The bedroom is always a good one, especially since there’s a door and you can kind of close it the world (or at least feel that way). As much work as it is, part of what I like about moving is setting up the space and finding those new favorite spots so I hope as you get settled in, you find some great ones! Thanks so much for reading Carinn!

  2. My house is unfinished so I don’t have any door handles. *sob* I’m so jealous of your chair.

    (I love your blog name… I have a Jedi tramp stamp… No joke.)

    • Oh my gosh, I have to see your tattoo! haha! No door handles, that would be hard…I hope you are still able to find a happy, quiet place when you need to. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. That looks like a comfy chair! And I LOVE that inspiration space with the reading bench. I am practically drooling over it! Makes me want to take the furniture out of the sunroom and do that in there!

    • That library area with the reading bench had me drooling as well, so beautiful and relaxing looking. You know it’s on my Pinterest now – haha! We don’t have a room I could work with in that way but it’s nice to dream, maybe someday :) Thanks so much for reading Diane!

  4. I love your quiet places. Every momma needs at least one! Mine is the front porch after the kids go to bed. Luckily for me it’s summertime now and I can enjoy it! Hopping over from Mama Kat’s.

    • The front porch in the evenings is a great quiet place. It’s too humid and buggy where we live but that would be really nice. I agree, every momma needs a sacred space to relax and just “be”. Thanks so much for coming by Jennifer!

    • Isn’t that picture awesome? I’m dreaming of being able to create a space like that meditation room someday….thankful for my comfy bedroom for now though. Thanks for reading Carissa!

  5. I need quiet too. I know I’m old when I actually choose not to turn the radio on in the car. I like to go outside — either in the garden or sit in a chair and read. That’s the quiet I like.

    • oh my gosh – I have been doing that too! (turning off the car radio in favor of silence, haha!) Outside is awesome, we just don’t have privacy or much of a yard where we live now but I would love it if we did. Thanks so much for reading!

  6. That chair looks SO comfy!! I love reading and do it in bed most nights. That little library nook looks perfect. Ohhh to have one some day!!

    • Reading at night can be so relaxing, I need to do that more. I love that library area too, I can totally see myself there for long periods of time! The chair is pretty good too for now though :) Thanks so much for reading Mimi!

  7. Visiting from Mama Kat’s. I must say, I absolutely adore the name of your blog. Star Wars is BIG in my house.

    I agree, we all need our quiet space. For me it’s a very cluttered office. Someday it may look like that gorgeous library with the window seat. But time to myself is precious indeed!

    • Thank you so much! I’m a total Star Wars (and Star Trek) geek myself :) Yes – time to yourself, where ever it may be, is very precious! Thanks so much for visiting Victoria!

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