If you’re craving a sanctuary where you can escape, press pause on life and let your mind and body reset, this may be more in reach than you think. Although completely breaking away from your regular environment and routine is ideal, you can curate an atmosphere for relaxation and restoration in your very own home.
If you are unable to take the time away to take a vacation or visit a health retreat, this is a wonderful option. Where you can give yourself a safe space that you can fully unwind in to restore your energy, patience, motivation and peace. As we so often reiterate, self-care is not something to do when your body is screaming at you; when you feel as though you’re at a breaking point. Self-care is a constant effort to strengthen your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing so that you are prepared to face whatever life throws at you with a clear mind and a healthy body.
Below are our tips for curating a space in your home to decompress and achieve a psychological cleanse.
Curating a safe self-care space in your home
So many items in our homes are reminders of tasks or responsibilities that are on our list to complete. It could be your dishes, calendar, laptop, washing machine… almost anything could serve as a reminder of a chore you have yet to do! So, the first step in curating a self-care space is to remove any clutter that could steal your focus away from wholeheartedly spending your energy on relaxing and recharging.
Whether it’s an entire room in your home or a corner of your apartment, clearing the space you intend to unwind in will have an incredible flow-on effect of cleansing your mind of clutter as well! This gives you a clean slate to set up the space to your liking.
This may count as removing distractions, but we think it deserves its own point: Leave your screens behind. So much of what we consume on our digital devices hinders our ability to detoxify our minds and bodies from the stresses and pressures of life. Instead, we suggest creating a screen-free space that allows you to truly tune in to your body and assess what it is you need to feel rejuvenated.
Consider what your soul needs
Self-care doesn’t only entail quiet time and meditation – although it may well do for you! It looks different for everyone and includes simply dedicating the time and energy to doing what you enjoy. Sounds simple, but when was the last time you did this?
Forget what you think self-care should look like and instead think about what feels right for you. Perhaps you enjoy cooking or testing your creativity. Perhaps you find that you feel most at peace during your nighttime routine, or you have a book that you’ve been meaning to pick up.
Once you decide what it is you are dedicating the space to, ensure that you gather all of the tools you need to enjoy your time without interruption and set the scene to create the right environment. Consider lighting, what you’re wearing, scents, and the temperature of the room. When adjusted to your liking, these elements together can create an ambience that helps you feel more relaxed and open to embracing the full benefits of your self-care session.
Set your intention for the space
Now, consciously determine what your intentions are for the space you’ve curated. You’re ready to embark on your time for healing and recharging. Purposefully reminding yourself of what the space is to be used for and what you want to achieve from it will help clear the energy and other associations you have with the space.
“This is a safe space for me to wholeheartedly embrace what brings me comfort, relaxation and joy. I endeavour to feel cleansed and at peace from my time spent here.”
Bring nature’s healing properties indoors
We often speak of the powerful impact that nature can have on our health and wellbeing. One way to allow these benefits to infiltrate into your home is by decorating your self-care space with indoor plants!
Not only do houseplants bring a touch of colour and life to your home, but they also have been linked to providing a variety of benefits such as boosting creativity, decreasing stress, improving your mood, reducing fatigue and more.
It’s incredible how just a few purposeful adjustments to your home can completely transform your mental state in that space. These are just a few ways to create an atmosphere that reinforces your self-care rituals so you can reap the benefits tenfold.
If you need a complete break away from your everyday life, Eden is here waiting to welcome you! Click here to submit a booking enquiry and our team will be in touch to discuss how we can tailor the most fulfilling and rejuvenating experience for you. Plus, you’ll learn life-changing tools to achieve long-lasting wellness when you return home.