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.
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.
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:
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…
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.