Tranquil Space: 10 Tips for a Mindful Home

Tranquil Space: 10 Tips for a Mindful Home

Kim R. McCormick
Apr 1, 2011

It's easy to get bogged down by chores and yet-to-be-completed projects. If you're hankering for a Spring Cure (ours is coming up, exact dates TBA), consider these ten suggestions for improving the way you experience your home.

Going from blog to blog last week, I found an image from an old issue of Shambhala Sun magazine suggesting 10 ways to live more thoughtfully at home. While I am probably the zillionth person to extoll the benefits of yoga, one related practice in particular — mindfulness — is definitely worth its weight. Applied to your home, it means calm, non-judging awareness of the tasks and events of daily domestic life.

Many of the magazine's suggestions, such as making your bed and using a timer for cleaning, are Apartment Therapy standbys. My favorite tip is "Rake the leaves: Rake, weed, or sweep. You'll never finish for good, but you'll learn the point of pointlessness."

See the full list at Shambhala Sun.

10 Zen Approaches to Curing Your Home
Decluttering Tip: Do Nothing
Cleaning as Meditation

Image: 1. Nicole Bachmann via The Brick House

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