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Why should you have a special happy place?
It gives you something to look forward to at then end of a long day. Even if you’ve been hard pressed on every side, it gives you something positive to look forward to – even on the bleakest of days. This will boost your mental outlook!
It triggers good memories. Every time you go there, you will recall all the other special times you’ve experienced. All those memories of feel-good, peaceful times will come flooding
back. You need that.
It’s a great way to show self-love and nourish yourself! Yes, loving yourself is important so you can give back to others. If your resources are depleted, you won’t have energy to spend elsewhere. Taking time for yourself in a designated spot on a regular basis is good for your mind health!
What makes for a good happy place?
Anywhere that makes you feel relaxed and at peace, and that you can incorporate into your routine to visit often. Whether it be the top of a hill on a solo walk, a favorite coffee shop, or a special nook in your home – find somewhere that makes you smile and commit to meeting yourself there weekly or more often, if possible.
For me, it’s bath time. (Do you see the heart in the picture above?) Nothing is more relaxing than sinking into my deep tub full of warm bubbly peace. What sold me on this house was its big soaker tub!
Here are some things that help make this my happy place:
One of my favorite hobbies, and it’s even better in the bath! It’s one place where I can relax and usually get a good 30 minutes of reading in. Most of the time, my hubby watches the boys so I can take my time. Another post to come about my favorite authors.
For Christmas, Richard got me this elaborate timepiece to “pretty up” the space. He said it represents taking my time to enjoy the experience – no rushing allowed! It’s a 30 minute timer, and I’ve been known to let it run out twice before emerging ;).
Another special decorative piece is the stained glass window depicting a harp and a Bible, made by my creative mother-in-law. She is an artist and made this piece for our wedding.
I love this consignment store treasure! It’s just the most charming little bath print, and I love the artist’s style. Looking at it from the tub makes me happy.
3. Bath Salts. Epsom salts are great to help you relax. Especially this brand, which has lavender oil infused into it. Perfection! Find it here.
I’m still searching for the perfect bubble bath that’s a bit more natural, while still being sudsy and not too pricey. Any ideas?
Related: How To Love Yourself