(repost from last year)
I’ve been clearing away clutter and simplifying over the years, but still have plenty of work to do in that department. It has been a slow, but purposeful process. Is your home a sanctuary or a stressor? So often, we vacation to escape our busy complicated lives only to return back to the chaos. When did vacationing become a need rather than a want? Simplifying my life helps me to create spaces of comfort and peace within my own home. I look forward to the day when returning home from vacation means returning to a place of rest and relaxation instead of returning home to a long list of to-dos and visual clutter demanding my attention. It pleases me that I am on that path. What could you do today to make your home a sanctuary? What distractions could you part with to make room for peace? Courtney Carver, who I find to be a wonderful inspiration, speaks on this topic in her blog Be More With Less.
Here are a couple of spots in my home which bring me peace of mind: