I surround myself with peace and quiet.
I clear away clutter. I sort through my possessions regularly. I give away the clothing and sports equipment that I rarely use or put them into storage. I discard at least one item for each new thing I buy.
I limit distractions. I check my messages at designated times rather than staring at my phone throughout the day. I let my family and coworkers know when I am available and when I am trying to concentrate.
I keep things organized. I avoid the time and stress of looking for lost remote controls and notebooks.
I bring nature indoors. I grow herbs on my windowsill and decorate with fresh flowers.
I listen to music. Commuting is less stressful when I play Chopin or Leonard Cohen.
I enjoy fresh scents. I fill my kitchen with the aroma of baked bread. I put a dish of potpourri on my nightstand. I put a few drops of essential oil in my vacuum cleaner bag, so my living room smells as nice as it looks.
I display my favorite objects. I keep pictures of family vacations on my desk at work. I put candles on my mantel and quilts on my sofas.
I design a quiet spot. I arrange a room at home for daily meditation. I put a floor cushion and mat in one corner of my office where I can go to think or stretch.
Today, I keep my home and office neat and comfortable. My environment helps me to stay happy and productive. I feel motivated and relaxed.
1. What colors do I find soothing?
2. How can I optimize my bedroom for restful sleep?
3. How does my environment affect my mood?