What's the last thing you see before you fall asleep in your bed and what's the first thing you see when you open your eyes in the morning? Did you know this can set the tone for your day and have a big impact on your well-being? Years ago when I had an interior design business, I studied eastern principles of design and the Chinese art of placement. Today in my work as a therapist, I still use some of these principles with my clients, because I want to help them to create an environment both inside of them and outside of them that will support their personal and professional goals.
We often explore the daily approach they take to their front door because that can reflect the approach they take in their life, So, what does the approach to your house look like? It is welcoming and accessible, or is it obstructed and cluttered? Does your front door open easily and does the handle and lock on your front door work? If you study the approach to your home or apartment, could this be a metaphor for how you approach your life?
When I was doing residential consultations, it was always helpful to see a client's bedroom as this can be a reflection of your relationships and your health. Ideally, your bedroom should be about rest and relaxation and become a sanctuary that helps you to fill your cup and rejuvenate from the outside world. So, what's in your bedroom? How does it reflect your relationships and your health? Most importantly, what is the last thing you see at night before you close your eyes, and what is the first thing you see when you awake? Is it clutter, a pile of laundry you have to fold, or a big TV broadcasting all the negativity and fear in the world today?
One of my favorite things about living in Florida, is the view from the bedroom window. I love waking up to the sunlight streaming in and seeing a statue of a Guardian Angel nestled in front of an oak tree. I like imagining she is watching over me and saying a prayer for my protection and well-being throughout the day. Maybe you can't see out the window in your bedroom (or don't even have a window in your bedroom ) but look around and ask yourself - What's the first thing I see in the morning? Since we all have some extra time at home these days, maybe you can make your bedroom more of a sanctuary. If you survey your bedroom and realize that you do have some clutter, laundry or a pile of things that you've been procrastinating on, try to address this (or at least move them around) so the first thing you see is something pleasing to your eye. You will be amazed at the difference this can make!
I’ve always loved the word Delight! To me it means “of the light” and with all the darkness and fear in the world today, I wanted to create a place where we can gather together, restore our connection to the light and help one another to Delight The World with love, kindness, gentleness, beauty, compassion and grace. —Amy Rose, LCSW