August 6 - My Happy Place

This prompt definitely gave me pause. As we've discussed previously, I am not the best at self-care. Thinking about a "Happy Place" that I can go to to relax and refresh, made me realize that I don't really have someplace like that. I basically only spend time in the living room and dining room to eat or entertain guests. I'll hang out in the den sometimes and watch things on the TV. I like to write and read in bed. I just don't spend a lot of time thinking about how my environment shapes my mood. I try to keep my house relatively clean, but that's a task that is never finished. Honestly, I would say that my happy place isn't a physical place at all. My happy place is where I am with the people I love. I'm happiest when I'm surrounded by my friends and family. I think this is another difference for extroverts like me.

That said, I am now conscientious of this "Happy Place" idea, and I can see the benefit of creating a space that you can relax and recharge in. Someplace safe and comforting. My happy place should have a comfy bed or couch to lay on. It should have plenty of natural light, and space for me to paint, read, or write. I need to be able to play music or listen to funny Youtube videos. I'm going to talk to my husband about making some changes to the den to accomodate my needs for a "Happy Place". I'm actually pretty excited about this now.