If you’re stuck at home for a bit, what can you focus on? I say this is time to start creating a sanctuary out of your home.
Let’s look at possible ways you can do this.
Look around you. What bothers you about what you’re seeing? Is it a painting you’re tired of looking at? A rug that’s seen better days? Are you tired of the arrangement of your furniture?
Switch out that painting. If you don’t have a suitable one to take its place, consider hanging a quilt or botanical print.
If your rug has seen better days you can roll it up and take it out. You can look online for a replacement. Choosing one will be fun and distract you from the world’s problems for awhile.
Rearrange your furniture. If you just can’t figure out how to do it, get on Pinterest and look at how others have arranged theirs. This will get you started.
Want your home to feel cozy and loved? Light a candle or diffuser. Start a fire or turn on that electric fireplace. I love mine.
If you have a project or craft that you haven’t finished, now might be a great time to do it.
Instead of sitting in front of the TV all day long, how about starting a jigsaw puzzle?
Start a good book you’ve been looking forward to reading. And going even farther, how about creating a little reading corner for yourself?
If you have the room, create a snug little spot for yourself. Add a small table near your reading chair for tea or coffee and a snack.
See what you’ve got in the freezer and cook up some stew or bake cookies. And if you live alone like me, freeze small packets for extra meals so you won’t have to cook every night.
I did that with taco soup on Thursday so I will now have many meals frozen in a pinch.
Another thing I like to do is mentally plan and ponder my spring garden. If you have some old gardening magazines or books, get them out.
Order seed catalogs or go online and check them out. You can while away hours just perusing flower seeds online.
Make hot chocolate and watch a good movie. Or stream a series you’ve been hearing good things about.
This also might be a good time to set up that meditative yoga space you’ve been thinking about.
If you’re going to be spending a good bit of time at home, you want to love being in that home.
Shop your house, basement, attic or garage. Shift decor items from one room to another.
Switch up your throw pillows and put a quilt at the foot of your bed for extra comfort.
Enjoy your home to the fullest.