Creating Space Within
Interior designer Alyssa Kapito created this room for the 2017 Holiday House. While you may have already seen it all over the internet, I specifically saved it for this week. It looked like the perfect clean and neutral space to start off the new year.
Then last night, I came across a great article Creating Space Within by Jill Willard on goop that is full of great advice to “bring in the new.” My favorite is “keep space clear physically” which harkens back to my post yesterday that advised one to “throw away clutter.”
“Many attribute this to Buddhist or Feng Shui belief, yet it is a theme in many cultures, neighborhoods, religions/societies, and strangely enough, golf courses. When we keep our physical space clear, it’s very helpful for our brains and bodies to feel more clear, organized, or “light”—which in turn is helpful for the mind and body to “see,” feel, and know information clearly. The old adage of “a cluttered room is a cluttered mind” pertains here: There are few things more powerful and productive than clearing out our home (or, at least, bedroom and closet), office desk, old boxes, car, or other living and working spaces. Give “stuff” away and recycle what is no longer needed. If you feel extra daring, you can clear a corner of a room, an entire room or have a clean space outside to begin to sit, meditate, write, or read in silence and visual clarity.” – Jill Willard
If you do one thing this new year, I would think about clearing your space to clear your mind.
Happy New Year!