It’s Saturday and you have a couple of friends coming over later for a big bowl of pasta, a glass of red, and a gossip.
So you spend the day decluttering the living room, tidying the kids’ toys away, making the bathroom shine, and filling up all of your gorgeous little tealight holders.
And suddenly, despite the fact you still have to cook all of the pasta in the world, rustle up a dessert from somewhere, and finish doing your nails, you feel a sense of calm. Of tranquillity.
We can be so busy through the week that the housework gets away from us — and there’s no judgment here from me. I know what it’s like to let the mail, the washing, and the dishes pile up for the weekend when you hope you’ll have more time and energy.
But here’s what I have noticed…
The mess and the clutter have a real impact on my mood. I often don’t even realise how much of an impact until I have a big tidy-up and can feel my jaw unclench and my shoulders relax.
Maybe you’re the same?
If so, I have a plan for you.
Make this the month you create a sacred space in your very own home.
Unless you have the funds for a full-time cleaner or can find a spare couple of hours every day, it’s going to be really hard to keep your house looking permanently Insta-worthy.
But you can ensure that you have a sacred space, just for you, where you can sit and relax when you feel like you need to unwind, centre yourself, and reconnect with the beauty in your life. A serene space that always looks exactly the way you want it.
And I find this even more important at this time of year when our senses are bombarded with the pre-Christmas rush, the miserable weather, and never-ending to-do lists.
So here’s how:
It could be that you focus on keeping your bathroom serene at all times, ready for an impromptu at-home spa session.
There might be a corner of your living room where you can place a chair facing towards the trees outside and have your book and a lovely reed diffuser sitting on a table next to it.
Maybe it’s just about clearing a space in your room — a bedside table or dressing table — where you can sit for five minutes every evening beside a calming scented candle and a couple of pictures of the people or places that make you happy, while you massage in your favourite hand cream.
Whatever works for you and your home, prepping your own sacred space is the perfect antidote to the busyness of this season — and a really powerful way to guard your mental health as we are in the winter season. And if it feels like something you’d like to share, go ahead and post a picture of your sacred space on Instagram and tag @mimosabeautysalon to inspire anyone who wants to add a little more beauty to their home.
If you’d like to learn more about how to uplift your mood and your soul by using the space around you, I’d love to welcome you to the Mimosa Online Sanctuary where we explore the myriad ways of infusing the world around us with beauty and serenity.
Find out more and join us here.