Tuesday, June 10, 2014

My Khimar Of Thoughts: Tips On Creating Your Own Personal Space


"All praise and thanks belongs to Allaah. Lord & Creator of all the worlds. May Allaah bestow His peace & mercy upon the Prophet, his family, his companions, and on all of those who follow them in truth until The Last Day" Aameen

As salaamu alaykunna!

Welcome to Mariam Poppins. Today is My Khimar Of Thoughts <3 Let's talk about personal space.

Everyone needs their space. As a mom its very important to have a place in the home that feels like its just yours.

Having your own personal space is like having  a safe haven. It's a place where you can find some quality time doing something you like. 

Having a personal space is like inviting your own personal happiness into your home.

If you want to start creating your own personal space then keep reading In shaa Allaah.

Pinterest or Google Image

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If you need a spark of visual inspiration then scroll through Pinterest or Google Image and see what others are doing.
Once you get the "vision" or idea that you want for your personal space, its time to figure out where in the house you want it at.

A corner of the house, an extra room, or a closet can be great places to start. It doesn't have to be big to be your personal space. That's not the goal. So don't be discourage if you don't have an extra room, or you live in a tiny apartment. The whole thing about this space is that its surrounded by things that make you happy, that causes you relief and relaxation. 

So you have the vision, the spot in your home - now you want to jazz it up.

I love themes. I find them helpful and keeps me organized. Maybe you want a theme for your personal space. Such as:
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  • Purple (some people just love purple and find it relaxing)
  • Love
  • Peace
  • Strength
  • Joy
  • Islaam
  • Natural scenes (beach, forest, etc.)
  • Encouragement
  • Light Colors
Once you know what kind of theme you are going for, then you know what to put in that area. Whether its your favorite book, or a picture of a beautiful scene  ---its all up to you :-)

Here is a list of things you can add to your personal space

  • Qur'aan
  • Self Help Books
  • Candles
  • Pictures of a nature scene
  • Pictures of things you like
  • Lectures
Ok you picked your items and designed your personal space - but DO NOT clutter the space.

Remember its not your closet and its not a storage room for you and your family items. 

Its just little pieces of things that make you happy and give you a peace of mind.

Talk to your family and children gently but firmly that this is your space to help you remain sane and that its private. If you have a family and responsibilities, don't abuse the space by staying in there, half of the day etc. Pick the best times and discuss it with your partner when is it a good time to make your great escape. 

Important Note!!! Please do use this space, throughout the day for five minutes at a time to calm down, refocus and refuel. 

What are your thoughts?

Do you have your own personal space?

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