How To Create Space In Your Kitchen - Part 1
The kitchen is a home's hearth, which is why it's so crucial to create space in your kitchen. It's usually one of the first rooms you walk into when you get home. It represents security, nourishment, and sustenance. The kitchen is where we unwind from the day and lay down our troubles. That frequently entails laying down whatever we happen to be holding, which is why the kitchen may quickly become the most cluttered area in the house.
It can be difficult to eat healthy when you don't have enough space in your kitchen. Follow these tips to create more space in your kitchen.
This blog series will focus on kitchen organization and cooking techniques. Some articles are humorous, while others are more educational. The rationale for making extra room is what isn't in these blogs.
The Struggle of Eating Healthy
As a working mother of three children, I recall days when eating healthy was impossible and if I ate at all, it was at a drive-through window. So don't believe I'm presenting myself as someone who always eats flawlessly - I don't think so.
But becoming healthy and getting to the proper weight was never about being perfect. It's all about doing your best at any given time.
Some moments are more memorable than others.
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Making more room in your kitchen does more than just make cooking easier. Making room in your kitchen is a metaphor for making room in your life to nourish yourself and others.
It is easy to become overwhelmed by job, family, or whatever else is going on in life. Our responsibilities can both drive and throw us off balance.
Eating clean and healthy foods is one way to take care of yourself, but it takes more than that. You have to create space in your life so that you can focus on you.
We tend to react rather than act when we are stressed or overwhelmed. Taking the time and space to care for yourself first allows you to be present to serve others.
Claiming It As Your Space
When you have space in your life, you can make better decisions. You can have more energy and be more productive. You can be more creative and find joy in the simple things. Making space in your kitchen doesn't have to be difficult. It just requires a bit of planning and some small steps.
The kitchen has always been my sacred area. If I was in the kitchen and someone needed me, I could always claim I was busy preparing dinner or doing dishes. It wasn't uncommon that someone needed my help when I was speaking with them. They were typically content to wait or ask another person. I wasn't attempting to keep them out. It was because I was attempting to calm down so that I could let them in.
Creating space in your kitchen means creating time for yourself. It means ...
Setting boundaries and refusing to be pulled into every conversation or obligation
Taking a deep breath and calming down before you respond to a situation
Being honest with yourself and setting realistic expectations.
Above all, it means honoring your own needs.
My children have grown up, and I am now retired. It is not difficult to find time or space. As I look on my years as a mother, wife, and psychotherapist, I realize how many mistakes I made. There were times when I felt overwhelmed by everything that needed to be done.
If I had to do it all over again, I would take my time.
All of my rushing around and completing now seemed to have been for naught. My family has no recollection of what we ate or how the table was set. What they remember is how it felt to sit down as a family and eat together.
My most spectacular moments were when I came from a focused place, not when I completed the responsibilities.
Have you ever thought about what energy you're creating when you're trying to take care of too many things instead of focusing on the moment - having quality time with your family and focusing on your meal?
If you're like most women, you spend the majority of your time at home, aside from sleeping, in the kitchen. Because you are present in the kitchen, it is the hearth of the home. Creating space in your kitchen means having a place where you can nurture and center yourself in order to be present to what is truly important.
There are many ways to create space in your kitchen. One way is to designate a specific area for cooking. Another way is to set up a coffee station so that you can have a break from the kitchen and connect with friends or family. You can also create a space for yourself by setting up a work area with a desk and chair, or by installing shelves in your kitchen for storage. The key is to find a way to create space in your kitchen that works for you, so that you can focus on what is important: your family and your meal.