The image here is of my yoga space. In our world of Zoom, I was getting a bit too comfortable with being alone and I wasn't really tidying and loving the space in the way I used to last winter. I've brought in colorful flowers, stones and shells from walks with my family, reminders of my spiritual anchors and teachers and candles of course. Just doing this has made my already huge love of yoga and yoga teaching all the more abundant.
It is suggested that in your kitchen space, that you try (as best you can) to have only items that one would use in a kitchen. The idea is that if we are distracted by other non-meal preparation or meal sharing items in the kitchen that we will not connect with the specialness of making and enjoying a meal. So, I pulled out the bins of coloring books and games and cleared out the messy nook that is the storage place for everything random. I moved the inedible flowers and plants to other areas of the house and instead brought in clippings of herbs from my garden. It feels different and very fresh and happy.
Moving onto the bathrooms was interesting. Here it is suggested to make this room your sanctuary for healing. This is where you do a lot of caring for yourself and the bathroom at home can feel like a spa that you retreat to. So, I cleaned and removed extraneous clutter. I brought in plants and special items that had personal meaning. I reduced the amount of synthetically fragranced items and brought in more nature. My children even noticed the difference. Brushing my teeth felt so peaceful this morning and I found myself taking a bit more care applying my face lotion and deodorant.:)
I hope you might find time to make your sweet spaces even sweeter and more special.
Stay well and safe,