Mindful Thoughts at Home is a lovingly gathered collection of reflections appreciating the often un-noticed details of what makes a house a home.
Mindfulness is about being truly present and fully engaged with whatever we’re doing at that moment, anchoring ourselves in the present. We aim to be aware of our thoughts and feelings without getting caught up in them, letting go of distraction and judgement. We usually focus on the past or the future, but with mindfulness, we pay attention to what is around us, things that we would normally take for granted. So why not put some focus on your home environment? The layout, ambiance, and décor in your home can offer a perfect complement to the sense of wellness that mindfulness creates. It is our home, after all. This book contains 25 thoughts that let you use mindfulness to improve your living space, from decorating and cleaning to how to harness the light during the day and sleep more comfortably at night.
By reading this book and embracing the mindfulness within it, you will be able to create a delightful and comfortable environment that will enrich your life and soul.
Kate Peers is the co-director of the Dept.Store for the Mind, and is a lifestyle writer and social media guru. She has worked as a home stylist for UK styling brand Next, studied the art of Ayurveda in India, and contributed to Why Washing Up is Good for You (Octopus, 2017). She practises mindfulness in her daily life at home with her family and loves all things yoga.