As we finish up the first month of the year, some of us are feeling like we need to recalibrate. Between impeachment hearings and the death of icons, this years beginning is full of twists and unfortunate turns.
It is important that no matter what is going on around us that we keep our peace within us. Peace is powerful but fragile if we allow outside influences to permeate our sacred spaces. It is important to have a space in your home that reflect the peace in your mind that you push to maintain.
Distractions are everywhere and it is easy to get off track. But if you have a space where you can get centered and grounded after a long day, your evening will be full of inspiration.
A great way to center yourself is to end your day with your journal. There are several ways to approach it. You can do a gratitude journal, which is something Oprah highly recommends. Even in the mist of a horrible day, it is good to sit and reflect on the good parts of the day as well as what was good about the bad parts. It will help one to understand the power of seeing a silver lining in all things. Whether it is a lesson or an understanding of how to handle something in a better way, you can often find at least three things to be grateful about your day.
Another way to journal is by having a conversation with yourself. It is a great way to document your life and see you life in a new way. It is also a way to document how you handled situations in the past. Sometimes you are your best teacher. You can see patterns and habits that are working and not working. It will help you course correct your journey if you are feeling off balance or overwhelmed.
You can also have a celebration entry journal. Often times we make a to-do list and we forget to acknowledge or accomplishments. We move forward with out celebrating. Why can’t we give ourselves golds stars. We all have a little girl inside of us that just wants someone to say, ‘ Hey girl, you did great.” Begin to log your wins and by the end of the year you will see how much you actually did. Instead of trusting your memory and Instagram page you will have a detailed list of what your year looked like month to month. Then New Years Eve will be that much sweeter. List what you have overcome as well as what you have achieved on any given day.
Crafting your sacred space is personal. The only right way is your way. And there are plenty of places to look for inspiration. Google will have you going down a rabbit hole so give yourself a limit.
Mine includes my family, candles, sage and other important item that I have collected in my life. It is up to you to make it your own and something that honors the peace that you desire in and for your life.
Have fun creating and mostly have a peaceful day,
Monica Wisdom, Founder Black Women Amplified
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