Your home is many things. At the most basic level, it’s a roof above your head, protection from the weather and from the prying eyes of your neighbors. It’s a place to store your belongings, to be with your loved ones, to sleep and cook your meals. But it should also be-at least some corner of it-your own retreat.
Thinking of your home this way, where is there a space for you to relax and rejuvenate? For many people, it’s the bedroom. That can work, as long as your bedroom isn’t shared with someone who varies in standards of organization and cleanliness. Another reason why your bedroom may not be a retreat is that you’re trying to get that one room to act as home office, laundry room (folding and ironing) gym and who knows what else.
Try this quick experiment: go into your room, alone and see if you feel relaxed. If not, ask yourself why. Then either fix the problem, or choose another area to call your own, and make that your retreat. To turn any space into a retreat, consider the following:
- What relaxes you?
- Talents/hobbies. Your space should include books, craft supplies, a treadmill or whatever it is you do well and enjoy.
- Tranquility. The whole purpose of your space is peace of mind. Do you go for small plants? Fountains? A salt lamp? Whatever it is, give yourself a small budget and add the little things that bring tranquility into your surroundings.
With a little thought and planning, your dream retreat will be waiting for you each day!
About Unity One Credit Union Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals. Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has nine branches to serve over 27,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™