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5 Essentials for a Purposeful Space

5 Essentials to a Purposeful Space

[guestpost]Lady of Purpose Network would like to introduce guest blogger and Certified Purpose Development Coach, Shelly Alexander, as she discusses the importance of purpose and your designed space. View what she has to say![/guestpost]

Look around your home. What is it saying about you? How is your purpose being reflected in your space? Are you inspired by your surroundings or do you dread setting foot through the front door? Your home is so much more than a foundation, walls, and a roof. It is a place that nourishes your mind, body, and spirit. These five elements are essential in transforming any space into a sanctuary of peace and purpose.

  1. A Place For Prayer

Whether it’s an entire room or a table and chair in a corner, a place where you can sit and connect with God daily is essential to a purposeful space. This is your sacred space; be as elaborate or simple as you like, adding candles or inspirational music.

  1. Inspirational Artwork

There should be nothing on your walls that doesn’t encourage you daily. Hang your favorite scriptures, paintings or motivational quotes throughout your space to stay inspired.

  1. A Signature Scent

Diffusing high quality essential oils is a great way to change your mood as well as create a peaceful ambiance. For example, lavender essential oil can be used to calm your mind and spirit after a hard day’s work. Whereas, peppermint oil improves concentration and alertness. I like the clean smell of basil or lemon oil in my kitchen, and I use lavender or rose oil in my bedroom for a peaceful night’s sleep. There are so many oils and oil blends out there. Find what works best for you.

  1. An Organizational System

Clutter can kill your dreams if you let it. But when you live with purpose, there is no room for clutter. From your closet to your kitchen, having a system of organization is essential in the daily development of your purpose. When you are organized you are more efficient. And when you are more efficient, you are better able to make a positive impact in the world.

  1. Natural Elements

Divine inspiration is all around you. Open a window and see for yourself. Better yet, bring some of the outdoors in by adorning your space with fresh flowers or plants. Yes–fresh is best, but artificial flowers can also make a huge impact in your home environment. I’ve never met a flower I didn’t like, and I think you would agree it’s difficult to look at flowers and not smile.

Clutter will disappear because you realize anything not aligned with your purpose must be removed. You will find divine inspiration and beauty at home, and if your walls could talk, they would be encouraging you to make a positive impact in the world. By adding these five elements to your space, you can create an ambiance of purpose that transforms your house into a home.

Shelly E. Alexander is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana. After 5 years in the legal field, Shelly took a leap of faith to live her Divine Purpose. As a certified Purpose Development Coach, Shelly is on a mission to inspire and encourage women to live more peaceful, prosperous, and purposeful lives. Her unique approach blends Purpose Development coaching with elements of interior design. Shelly can be contacted via her website www.sakredliving.com or directly via email at shelly@sakredliving.com.

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  • Angela Thornton

    Great article. Now if only I can get organized and get rid of the clutter!!

    • Shelly Alexander

      Thank you Angela! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Take a deep breath, envision your space cleared of clutter, and take it one day at a time. You got this, Sis!