There are three types of sacred spaces:
- A room
- A location for a specific item
- An interruption-free block of time

All three have the following characteristics in common:

- They are used for one specific purpose
- They are clutter-free
- They flow naturally with your routines and habits
- They are peaceful and stress-free
- They are easy to maintain

How you create these sacred spaces is the same for each type:

- Get clear on what kind of space you currently need (e.g. a meditation room, a craft area, project time in your calendar, a place for stamps, a place to store bills)
- Ask yourself: Where does this space make the most sense in my home or schedule? What am I already doing that this new sacred space could be connected to?
- Once you’ve determined the location, weed out anything unnecessary in and around your new sacred space (e.g. clutter, other people’s stuff or unnecessary appointments)
- Put a container or boundary around this new space. For example, block it out in your calendar, find an actual container to hold stamps, get a holder for your bills, or create a sign for the door of your new meditation room.
- Practice with your new space. Give yourself enough time to see how well it fits and flows with your natural routines and allow it to evolve – that is the only way it will really fit your life and stay easy to maintain

Here are some real-life examples of sacred spaces I have created with clients:

Frustration: I can’t ever get to these long-term projects! They sit and stare at me all week and nothing ever moves forward.

Solution: I am going to hold time on my calendar for the first 2 hours of each morning for specific project work. This is a beautiful sacred space.

Frustration: I keep finding bills that I have forgotten to pay! I need a place where they can be stored so that I see them which will remind me to pay them.

Solution: Since I typically spend Saturday morning responding to personal emails, I will make a spot next to my computer that is clearly visible and plan to pay any bill that comes into my home during this time that I am already at my computer. THIS IS A SACRED SPACE. Actually the location for bills by your desk is one and the time in your calendar when you will pay them is another sacred space.

Frustration: I have all of these knitting and sewing materials strewn throughout my house. I tend to work in various rooms and I don’t know how to get it all together so that I can find things but also be able to transport things, too.

Solution: I need a central craft area to store all of my materials. I have a spare corner in my office which would fit a sewing desk and bookshelf for supplies. This way I can carry around only what I need depending on the project and always have a place to put this away when I am finished with it. This is a wonderful sacred space.

What sacred space do you need?

Author's Bio: 

Julie Gray is a seasoned space organizer, coach, and productivity adviser for exhausted overachievers who are ready to stop the cycle without sacrificing success and find the time and energy to get more out life.

Julie’s unique expertise is in harmonizing your space, time, AND energy in order to optimize your productivity and drive faster, more impactful results. Her comprehensive system creates more time in your day, and is designed to evolve along with your ever-changing life.

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