Finding privacy in your own home should be easy –but often, this task feels more difficult than it should.
If you have a family or young kids –finding privacy can be especially tricky –but with a bit of creativity, you’ll be able to establish some boundaries and help carve out some time, and space –just for you –an important part of maintaining sanity when life gets overwhelming!
Here are three quick ways to carve out your own space, and reclaim some much-needed time back to yourself.
Have Your Own Place
Having a place to call your own –be it a corner, a desk, or a room is a great way to get some privacy. Establish a space that you can go to get away to unwind or catch up on some work. Make it clear with family members that this is your space for unwinding and save socializing for other rooms in the house. Carve out your space by incorporating décor that’s special to you, or pieces that you find inspirational –anything from photos on the desk, to a fun and modern desk set, or soft and stylish throw pillows can help you to reclaim some space.
Establish Bedtimes and Quiet Times
Establishing a bedtime for the kids is a great way to help you reclaim some privacy. When the kids are in bed –you have the whole house to yourself, and are free to do what you want. It’s also an idea to have naptimes transition into “quiet times” for children as they grow out of the nap stage. Encouraging kids to have a set space of time where they read, rest, or relax in their own rooms even if it’s only for a half-hour to an hour, can provide you with the time you need to recharge and refresh, and give you a chance to catch up on a few things that are important to you.
Respect Closed Doors
Teaching your kids (or other family members) to respect closed doors, and to knock before entering is another way to establish some privacy. Not to mention, it’s an important life skill that will help to introduce them to the importance of respecting boundaries later on.
What about you? How do you carve out much-needed time, privacy, and space?
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