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The Zen Life- My own personal staycation

This year I committed my summer to work. I wanted to put away some money to ease my mind during the school year.

I guess, what I didn’t consider, is working would not stop summer from happening in my household. My three kids are living abundantly in every room, leaving a trail of evidence of carefree living. Though I’ve tried ‘to-do’ lists and discussing healthy habits of effective kids, the flood gates of freedom have swallowed my children whole and drowned them in an abyss of liberation.

No, today’s lesson is not ‘how to set boundaries’ or ‘the importance of routine’today, I have decided to go with the flow and indulge, a little, myself.

I have been reading all of these posts on the benefits of rearranging your home and creating a place of calm. Yes! A splash of greenery here and some deep cleaning there and I will have my own oasis of carte blanche… a place I can recharge from the demurs of the day. I, too, deserve to enjoy the destruction of the monotonous grind of the school year.

My corner of zen will be my small investment of tranquillity and escape. I will allow the calm to wash over me as I put off all chores and responsibilities that follow my daily operations.

Parents, unite! Join me in this rearing revolution. Those dishes WILL wash themselves… jump into that lazy river with both feet, enjoy the ride and float away to a Zen paradise of relaxation.

Minimalist Approach? Perfect. 3 simple ways to achieve Zen

  1. Simplify- Keep decor and furniture to a minimum… the goal is to escape the chaos and find tranquility within. Avoid unnecessary distractions and clutter, while creating a personalized space of calm.
  2. Let Nature do all the work- Allow greenery, soft earthy tones, and natural light to work its magic… mother nature has its own reset button, let go of the steering wheel and get back to the essentials.
  3. Nurture your senses– Surround yourself with soft and light fabrics and create an aromatic experience that encourages slow, deep breathing.

Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚ Annie

2 thoughts on “The Zen Life- My own personal staycation

  1. Ah, what I wouldn’t give for a zen moment right now, but I don’t stand a chance this week. I’ve got decorators in and the place is a mess! Not very zen at all, as you can imagine. Nevertheless, once the work is done, I shall be able to take some of your advice and tips, and be able to concentrate a bit more on peace and harmony. Enjoy the calm you have been able to create for yourself, Annie. Take care. X ๐Ÿ˜˜

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    • I am excited for you! A fresh start in a home makes it so inviting and a place you want to sit and soak it all in. The process might be a little grueling but the end result is priceless! During the summer, when holidays are calling, it’s great to be able to create a space that you’ve invested in to reset. Good luck with all the new decore!!! I’m sure it will be brilliant! Have a great weekend… ๐Ÿ™‚ Annie

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