I’ve adapted a new habit lately. With coffee in hand, I start each day in front of this big picture window, overlooking the mountain view.
No lights need to be turned on. I just walk down the stairs, and allow nature to take its course.
I wouldn’t regard this room as ‘cozy’. I’d describe it as a rectangle, complete with a cold, hard concrete floor that had seen better days.
With super sparsely placed furniture.
However, it goes without saying… that view…
Even in the dead of winter, it’s beautiful in its own right.
One morning, I questioned WHY I gravitate towards this space. Why not the comfy cozy sofa upstairs in front of the fireplace?
The answer came easy.
Lighting the fireplace is an extra complication. It requires kindling, paper and real wood being brought in from the chilly outdoors.
Not to mention, the sofa faces the rest of the household clutter that needs tending too.
Cat hair, dirty dishes… just normal living things. That ultimately clutter up my mornings with different thoughts creating a sense of urgency.
When did mornings become so complicated and busy and noisy?
When I wake up, I just want to wake up.
This super simple space has helped my mornings become simpler. Which in turn, has allowed my thoughts for the start of the day wander towards what’s most important.
What I found equally intriguing is, simple also attracted more simple. Hmm… I like this look! It’s so fresh. And easy on the eyes.
I often feel this way after I’ve been busy purging an area. Once the real bones surface again, my focus becomes completely different. I’m not trying to miss stepping on stuff scattered all over the floors. I’m wanting to embrace that simple space with deep breaths, with nothing but air and light around me.
When did we start layering so much into our lives? With stuff and life in general?
During my most recent health hiatus, I’ve had a LOT of time to mull over what matters, and what was all fluff. I’ve allowed parts of my life to get so complicated. We over thinker types do that, don’t we? We truly envy those that can make quick, good snap decisions and follow through without another thought.
Can you even imagine planning a new vacation and booking it within the same day without 100 condo windows open?
Why did my past blog posts always have to be so involved that they either offered a full blown tutorial or no post at all?
Perfectly arranged homes just so… that certainly doesn’t apply here behind the scenes.
The guilt of selling a new stencil design… why? Isn’t that silly?
I don’t think real living equates structured, layered complicated perfect reasons for everything. I think it’s about living ones simple truth one glorious thought at a time.
Don’t like it?
That was easy…
When you get quiet, the good stuff rises to the top pretty quick. Have you tried it lately?
I now know exactly why I come down here.
And I didn’t even need a Hawaiian ocean to figure it out this round.
It’s so I can see nothing so I have a chance to see what’s most important.
I like the way this room thinks…
How do you start your day? Do you think it complicates or simplifies?