31 Days to Clean
Tomorrow we will be looking at how to deal with distractions, but for today, let's just think "refuge."
I was inspired yesterday by A Little Loveliness when Melissa decided to make her bedroom a personal sanctuary.
This is what Melissa has to say about her experience with a neglected bedroom:
"Soon I realized how much my neglected bedroom was bringing me down. Rather than providing a nourishing place of refuge, my bedroom was actually draining me of energy and joy. Awaking to the site of my ironing board, my first waking thoughts were of the mountains of housework awaiting me. And I arose already feeling defeated."
Wow! I feel the same way when I wake up - defeated and overwhelmed. I want a personal refuge, a sanctuary where I can find rest, peace, and comfort. So...
Today's Challenge is:
Take back your bedroom!
Yesterday we worked on getting it cleaned up (that's okay if you didn't get to it, that's what today is for!) I want you to have renewed vision for your bedroom. We are going to spend today and tomorrow working on making this room a refuge.
I know this may be a huge project for some of you (me included), but let's do it! I'm not going to tell you specifically what to do because I don't want to add to your "overwhelmed" level. Just do what you can. Work hard and keep the goal (refuge) in mind. We will take today and tomorrow (plus you always have the weekend!) to work on this. Why so much time? Because we are going there. You know where, under the bed! And not only under the bed, but in the closet. We are going to clean them out and get it in order! Are you in? Good, because I really want to see some sanctuaries by the end of the weekend!
Need a little help figuring out where to begin or how to go about this? Check this out:
Making Your Bedroom A Restful Sanctuary (This site also has a TON of great organizing ideas!)
Need a little inspiration? Check out these bedroom sanctuaries:
Massinger Spa and Sanctuary
A Little Bit Country