By Jenisha Shah
February 20, 2021 (IANSlife) With the rise in working from home and flexible company policies, our homes needed to be our humble abode. When work-from-home became a constant, the lines became increasingly blurred between personal and professional spaces. Homes, as they say, are where the heart is, and are safe havens where one can de-stress, feel loved, be peaceful, and mindful of their being.
The year also saw an increase in the number of cases with mental health concerns, necessitating the need to create safe spaces within our homes. Designing our environment with mindful spaces has become an integral part of our lives. One is hugely influenced by our environment, inculcating healthy habits into our lives is essential.
What is a mindful space?
Space which has been created resonating with your own idea of calm. It’s how we can connect to the space around us with our senses and nurture contentment in ourselves. It is in the way our frame of mind helps us savour and enjoy the feeling of being present in our environment.
Introducing mindful spaces in our homes is a great place to begin with. Here’s why we need to create a space of our own that promotes mindfulness:
At the end of the day, our mindful space is what we make it to be. Whether it is an indoor space in our room, or a different part of our home, or a garden or a terrace, this space is ours and ours alone. Mindful spaces are designed to help us engage in activities which are rewarding, satisfying and train our mind to be more present and engaged when it’s time to step away from our work.
Jenisha Shah, Lead Clinical Psychologist, Mpower The Centre, Mumbai
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