Sacred Space Sunday. Ahh, I need some rest and relaxation, especially after the last few days. But, as always, I want to take it one step further than that.
Finding a sacred, or special place, to do your work is hard. I’ve mentioned before that I do not write well at home. Part of it might be the fact that I live in a cluttered room. The people who lived with me before will tell you that I am not necessarily messy. I tend to latch on to the ideas of the people who live with me.
When I lived with Charmaine, for instance, I used to make sure that everything in the apartment was picked up and cleaned. She wanted a tidy house, so it was tidy. When I lived with my brother, we tended to have a bit more of a mess on our hands.
My own space has always been mine. And in a smaller room than I am used to, I have bots sitting on top of books sitting next to my television. Everything remains cluttered. For a while, I had the books I had just read separated from the books I wanted to read. Now, they’re all just sitting on top of each other in piles.
For sacred space Sunday, I think I am going to try to clean up a bit of the mess. It helps that I really need to be doing low level work if anything. (My mouth is still bothering me, but the wounds are definitely healing). I’ll get things here picked up a bit and more organized. Maybe that’ll clear my thoughts a little bit and allow me to write better at home.
It’s never a bad time for people to clean house. It may be one of those boring, tedious jobs but it can help you focus and doesn’t tend to take as long as you think it does. It also keeps you focused on a task, and that can help keep your mind moving for other things you want. In my case, washing dishes allows me to watch something on my tablet, or listen to some music and think through the upcoming projects that need to get done.
Of course, there’s also the fact that I do not actually have room for all the books that I have. I’m looking at you four stacks of books on the floor. I need to go through them and find out which ones I have read, which ones I have not read, and which ones I need to just put away. That’ll save me up some space and give me some idea of what is left to read.
I also do need to take some of today to rest. (This is relaxing so I’m sort of doing it now by writing). We all need time to wind down, and although the end of the week was productive, it’s been a tough week to get through. Resting in my sacred place after a bit of work wouldn’t be bad, and would be centering myself for the week to come.
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