This spare room in my apartment needed to be multi-functional. It is my home office, my sacred space for journaling and quiet reflection, and my creative space for self-expression through art.
I recently made a couple of small adjustments to create some separation between the work space and the sacred space. I used plants to create a soft border and the feel of a separate room within a room. When I'm working at my desk, I can still see all the plants and the view of the mountains outside. But when it's time to get still and quiet with myself or with my journal, I can situate in a way that I'm surrounded by plants and don't have to look at my work stuff.
The next step will be to add a separate small table in a third area of this room, which will be dedicated for creative self-expression and artwork.
No matter the size we have to work with, we can create the sacred spaces and restorative niches we need to focus on our wellbeing and self-care, and to contribute to our fulfillment. It doesn't need to be a big space. We just need to look at our available spaces with fresh eyes, and bring a little creativity to the process of designing our spaces.