A soft, calm ambience is what one desires to get home to at the end of a hectic day. Soft lighting, some gentle music and the aroma of vanilla rose or lavender makes you feel refreshed. Creating your own sense of calm at home within a little space or making your own Zen corner is easy.
Let’s find out how:
HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN ZEN CORNER PROMOTING MENTAL HEALTH:
- Decide your location:
Choose an area in your home which you can dedicate to yourself. Be it a corner or an entire room, the place you are looking for will be an escape from all your stresses. A place where there will be silence and privacy.
- Create an Altar:
Creating an altar is important for your zen corner because it is a sacred space built for you, with the elements you choose. It can include personal items and can be simple or elaborate, just the way you would want it. An altar is a place that we create physically to set our intentions and live according to these purposes. An altar can be a physical reminder of your goals and intentions, which reminds you of your priorities and keeps a check-in with your own self.
- Add lights:
Light soft and fragrant candles or use Himalayan Soft lightings like candles or a Himalayan salt lamp that will brighten up your zen corner. Experts believe that palo santo and sage have great energy clearing properties which one can use to get into the right mindset before they mediate. Use aromatherapy for calming, light incense or use diffusers with scented, essential oils in them.
- Cosy seating area:
When you are spending time in your own space, you must be comfortable and relaxed. Use oversized cushions, pillows, blankets or a thick yoga mat to sit.
- Keep it clean:
Keep the space neat and clean. Cluttered environments often lead to stress which can be the opposite of what your zen space would represent. When you are creating this place for yourself, make sure to have a minimalist approach to avoid clutter.
Your zen corner is a place where you can reconnect with your thoughts, set your intentions straight and focus on working on your peace of mind. Use this space to find calm amidst the chaos and make it a point to often reconnect with your own self.