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If you have ever longed to have some peace and quiet, some downtime away from your to-do list, or just a place where you can express yourself freely, then it’s worth considering creating a safe space for yourself. Many people go from living at home with their families to sharing spaces with friends or roommates and moving in with a spouse or partner without ever living completely on their own.
This means that it’s important to spot potential opportunities to create a safe space for yourself in the environment that you have. While most people don’t just have a spare room in their home that they can commandeer, it’s much easier to find a spot in the garden that you can make your own.
There’s no single right way to create a safe space, and the idea might mean completely different things to different people. Here are some ideas that can be adapted to suit the space, time, and budget that you have:
A practical space
You might want a space to do something specific in your garden, in which case the space might suggest itself. A greenhouse is ideal for anyone who enjoys the soothing rhythm of nature and the satisfaction of growing things yourself.
Yoga fans might prefer a spot where they can embrace the outdoors as they practice, or something as simple as a shaded spot with a chair can make an ideal outdoor reading nook. From a simple hammock that you can lie in to watch the clouds go by, to a raised vegetable bed with inbuilt irrigation, the garden can be a great place to indulge a relaxing hobby.
A secure space
If you have a hobby that requires equipment, a secure spot in the garden can be an ideal place to keep everything you need. There are buildings available to suit any purpose, from a she shed, where you can tuck yourself away to enjoy whatever hobby you choose, to a custom-built sound-dampened studio that’s ideal for practicing loud instruments, a shed is a versatile choice for anyone wanting a space of their own.
You can choose from a variety of designs to suit your space, budget, and whatever you are planning to do in the shed. Whether you have lots of large equipment that needs to be accessible to use it, or you just need a quiet space to work on your laptop, a shed protects against interruption, and weather, and gives you the peace of mind that everything is safe and secure.
A creative space
The garden is a great place for making a mess, so if you want to indulge in a hobby that can get a bit messy, setting up a dedicated space outside is a great way to keep your home clean. From painting to pyrography, if your hobby might leave splatters or scorch marks, then an outdoor space is ideal.
Being able to create without worrying about your surroundings is also an ideal way to allow your imagination to take flight and put your heart and soul into your work without being distracted by the mess. Whether you need a shelter so that you can carry on being creative whatever the weather, shade so that you can make the most of the long summer days, or even a fire pit in a practical spot, being outside can inspire you whatever your creative medium.
Everyone needs downtime, whether that’s a break from caring responsibilities, a chance to switch off from work, or just a chance to let their brain and body relax. Even the process of creating a space for yourself will give you a boost, and when you have an easy way to unwind, you are much more likely to make the most of it and increase the benefits to you and those around you.
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