If you are an introvert, you know the importance of peace and quiet.
Introverted people experience burnout a lot quicker than others. For this reason, they need to have a zen place where they can go to relax and recharge their batteries. Unfortunately, no matter how cozy and comfortable your home might be, it also has stressors. For instance, introverted parents cannot find a safe space where they can recharge if their house is always noisy and messy. So, what should you do if your home does not provide the peace and quiet you need? Designate and create a small introvert zen zone; in other words, a place where you can feel calm and detached from the world.
There are 6 things you need to do to create your zen zone.
1. Find an area of seclusion.
Your zen zone does not have to be large. It can be an entire room such as your bedroom or office but it can also be a small corner if your home has limited space. If your area is small, you can get creative and use curtains or a movable room divider to make the zone secluded. The most important thing when choosing your area is to ensure that it can provide you with privacy.
2. Ask yourself how you want it to feel.
Before you begin designing your introvert zen zone, you need to be sure of what you want. After you have found your area, decide how you want it to feel. The best way to do this is to write down a list of adjectives. For example, you may want it to be airy, warm, bright, and soft. Alternatively, you might feel more relaxed if it was darker or colder. In any case, write down your own unique list. Then, begin designing your zen zone accordingly.
3. Embrace minimalism.
Do not fill your zen zone with random objects as you risk making it feel unkempt and messy. Instead, pick only a few items and make sure that each one serves a purpose. A tidier space will clear your mind and allow you to recharge.
4. Include a natural element.
If being in nature makes you feel good, consider including a natural element. This can be something as simple as sunlight, a plant, images of nature, etc. Such elements have the power to relieve stress and make you feel calm.
5. Focus on the senses.
Think of what makes you feel calm and relaxed. Is there a certain sound or smell that makes you feel at peace? If so, incorporate it. You can do this by lighting scented candles or playing sounds that remind you of nature (flowing rivers, birds singing, ocean waves, distant thunderstorms, etc.)
6. Make sure it is well kept.
Inform everyone you live with that this is your zen space. Keep it tidy and ask your roommates or family members not to make a mess (if they are allowed to use it). Leaving your zen zone dirty and messy defeats the entire purpose of having such a space.
Now that you know everything you need, go on and get started!