We all need an area to call our own. It doesn't have to be spacious. It just needs to be our own.
Some of it has to do with our identity. When people come into my area, they instantly know it's mine because it represents my personality.
I have a desk that I repainted as a project in my favorite color blue with chalkboard paint on top. There are two art blocks: one that says, "13.1 been there run that" and the other, "Let it snow." I'm a runner and I love winter. There's also a canister with pens and highlighters, my planner, and a writing book to get my creativity flowing that I got from my son. I also have business cards for Get To It.
The space practically screams my name.
And I use this it for a different purposes
1. I journal both paper/pen and using 750words.com. Sometimes I listen to music, and other times I enjoy the silence.
2. I organize and pay bills.
3. I sort out what my goals are for the week for Get To It.
4. Sometimes I sit in silence and practice mindfulness as the Spa Mist machine nearby puts out a lavender scent and trickling water to provide a calm environment.
5. I use it as a study space to read and take notes. I'm a little slow to the party, but I'm finally reading Tim Ferriss' The 4-Hour Workweek. I'm doing a lot of underlining and notetaking, and I'm only on page 42. This one is going to be a game-changer, I can already tell.
6. I write notes and cards to loved ones for special occasions or just because I want to let them know they are on my mind.
Sometimes we need to be able to get away to do our own thing, to create, to think, to dream. I call it a sanity saver. When the craziness of the outside world gets overwhelming, having my space reminds me that this is what I can control. There is so much outside of me that I have no power over, but this space is mine.
We all need that little corner of the world that we control, that is ours and ours alone.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.