Wednesday, January 15, 2014

January Cure: Day 3

I've recovered from the disappointment of not being able to sweep and mop every corner of my house. Well, not really , but today is a new day and with it a new challenge. Today's challenge was to sit and medidate on a room in your house. If you want the specifics they can be found here: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/10-mindful-minutes-get-a-fresh-perspective-january-cure-assignment-3-198654

Let me be completely 100% honest. This was very challenging for me. No TV, internet, music, or distraction of any kind. Considering I have a baby, a husband, a sister that pops in from time to time, and a Mom and Dad staying with us at the moment this was particularly difficult. But it needed to be done and as I have a ton of spaces in my house that could use a fresh perspective it wasn't going to be easy to choose just one.

After much deliberation I decided on the Living room since that is the place where my family spends the most time and it's also the first thing you see when you walk into my house. I did as the assignment said and imagined the room with out stuff. Once I did that I found my mind starting to wonder. What color would I paint the walls, I really hate these blinds in the front windows, I really need to get this desk built. I had to stop myself for a second and refocused on what I needed to do to make that space more functional. As I went along I wrote down a few notes to myself on what I could do to make the flow better and not so much on the aesthetics.

All in all I think that I did pretty well, though it was hard for me to just think of how the space was used and not so much on how it looked.