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Noteworthy Journey: Task 9
Comfort: Create Your Comfort Zone

“The act of curling up on the couch, my latest crochet project in hand, my daughter snuggled under the same soft blanket, while it gently rains outside my window, is a quintessential afternoon of hygge for me.”

— Delia Randall

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Penny N

August 20, 2017 - 11:59am

My kitchen is my ultimate comfort zone. When I need to relax and unwind, I head there and get creative.  I like eating local and in season so this is prime harvest time for me.  School starts up again tomorrow so I have used this last week to prepare ingredients to whip together quick meals on the go.  I have also put together portable snacks so I don’t have to rely on the vending machines to get me through.

Mary Jane B

August 20, 2017 - 11:02am

I love quiet time! I love being outdoors and I am so fortunate to have a beautiful view of Gods creation and Mother Nature in all her glory right out my back door. I can find comfort anytime/anywhere when I am able to have quiet moments outdoors.

Heather P 363232057

August 15, 2017 - 9:53am

My comfort spaces: massaging my sons’ feet before bed; reading while reclining; yoga; meditation before bed; breakfast.

Inga O

August 14, 2017 - 1:29pm

Fabulous!

Mandy G

August 9, 2017 - 11:45am

There’s noting better than feeling comfy! At work I love to breathe in some essential oils and drink some relaxing tea. My favorite way to embrace hygge at home is to (preferably on a cold rainy day) diffuse some oils, curl up in a comfy blanket and watch movies or read.

Brenda P

August 7, 2017 - 8:56am

My home is my comfort zone.  I love going out and doing, but coming home to my small, comfortable home, with my husband, my dogs, my cats, my books, my art, and my music is my happy place.  However, yoga has taught me that I can always find comfort within no matter where I am, or what the situation.

N. Masani L

August 5, 2017 - 8:30am

I just watched a few videos on this. I practice it in small ways, but very interested in reading a new book about it.

Nancy B

August 3, 2017 - 5:35pm

I do all of the above frequently.  Hard to choose a favorite, but curling up with a good book and diffusing essential oils tops the list.  <3

Charlotte F

August 3, 2017 - 11:22am

My bedroom is my sanctuary and cozy place! I have it decorated with meaningful pieces and lots of fluffy pillows! I have my salt lamp and diffuser. Oh I may need to go spend some more time there!!!!

Heidi C

August 3, 2017 - 9:12am

I’ve always felt out of the mainstream since I like to have downtime reading a good book, skimming a magazine or just looking at the sky. I never knew it had a name. Hygge. Now I need to find out how to pronounce it!

Patty E

August 2, 2017 - 8:13pm

Love it!  I am making a yoga room now.  This will be great!

Sharon S 62427155

August 2, 2017 - 10:37am

I love to take a Epsom salt bath by candlelight, followed my warm jojoba oil massaged all over my body,  more candles and some comfort food.

Donna R 523010227

August 2, 2017 - 9:39am

I treat myself to hygge every day, usually after the day is complete (dishes done, kitchen closed).  I fix a teapot of my favorite hot tea, get my diffuser going with Lime and Grapefruit oils, and grab my iPad to read books that I download from our library.  Hygge.

Mandy C 569440641

August 2, 2017 - 8:38am

Yes I have so many crystals in my comfort zone it makes me feel so relaxed and happy and I also love to diffuse many essentials oils!

maryann t 1249378127

August 2, 2017 - 7:45am

I find comfort in a lavender oil infused bath.

Ginger L

August 1, 2017 - 7:44am

Applying comforting measures are an important part of my self-care regime. I started the day with a short yoga practice, had coffee and a light breakfast, gone for a walk with family, then took a nice comfort break reading a chapter while relaxing on the couch. At times it seems selfish, however self-care is essential and helps me to be my best for others in my life. I know that taking time each day for myself helps me feel grateful and more productive.

Mari G

July 28, 2017 - 10:07am

I like to add natural elements to my surrounding..plants, flowers, crystals, fibers, wood, feathers, etc.  Silence is wonderful but light music or crystal bowls, chanting, birds singing is wonderful.  I also like adding some sun catchers to create rainbows.  Candles, essential oils, incense…I love adding beauty to any space and bring that within.

Cathy cs

July 27, 2017 - 11:57am

Typically my down time is when I first get home from work and settle back into home. comfy clothes, a coffee, breathe, relax and refocus.

Valerie J

July 26, 2017 - 7:36pm

Set up a diffuser in my living room

Stephanie W

July 26, 2017 - 8:28am

took a nap on my couch while diffusing essential oils, and then had cereal for supper.  Not much, but it was so nice to turn my brain off for a while and give my body what it needed.

Wendie H

July 25, 2017 - 10:14pm

diffusing oils, burning candles, listening to music in the candlelight, or curling up with a good book.  Cuddling with the cat (I lost my dog a few months ago or snuggling with him would absolutely top my list!!) I just need to do it more often! I like the idea of seeking it out, not just waiting til I’m too exhausted to keep going that I fall in a heap.

Rebecca S

July 25, 2017 - 9:54pm

Spent the day with a family member in the hospital.  After coming home, I headed upstairs, curled up in bed with my dog beside me, he is so comforting to me

Michael D

July 25, 2017 - 9:28pm

My cat sleeps next to me almost every night, some soothing music helps too. That is my zone :)

Adriana A

July 25, 2017 - 8:25pm

More than a comfort zone, for me is a safe place where I can recharge and enjoy time with myself.

Stacey

July 25, 2017 - 8:01pm

After a long, trying day, my nights are my comfort zone….A cup of herbal tea, lights only at a flicker, and the sound of laughter and silliness from my teenager’s room….my kitty near and enjoying the stillness of the night….I do have to invest in an oil diffuser….yes, that will be my next investment…..

shannon o

July 25, 2017 - 6:33pm

I am really trying to instill a snese of “coziness” for my children in our home - it’s their retreat as much as mine

Jean U

July 25, 2017 - 5:11pm

I love ice tea, a great magazine or my music and lounging outside in the fresh air. Having family or friends close by is nice too.

Lori M

July 25, 2017 - 1:55pm

My bed is my comfort spot.  At the end of a long day, we diffuse a calming blend, we snuggle up under sheets and blankets and have evening cuddles, prayers and reading time with our ds.  It is the BEST part of my day.

Caroline M

July 24, 2017 - 10:32pm

I bought a diffuser for my bedroom, best thing ever, laying on my back and deep breathing lavender essential oil….

Eve J

July 23, 2017 - 9:00pm

This task was much needed and on Time. There was so much on my mind today. I placed gemstones around my place, diffused Lavender and frankincense and curled up to watch a movie with my toddler. I also ran a spiritual bath to wash away the tension. Needed this.

Rachael C

July 22, 2017 - 7:29am

Mornings are my comfort time. An open window, a cup of hazelnut coffee, and my sweet old cat curled up in my lap. I read or write a letter. This is my calm start to every day. This is where I am right now :)

Flissa M

July 21, 2017 - 3:31pm

When I’m feeling blue
I call my mom. You wouldn’t believe how she lifts my spirits!!!
I brighten up and that makes me comfy again and again!!!

Melissa K

July 21, 2017 - 10:10am

Jumped into a new book with a cup of my favorite tea!

Amber N

July 19, 2017 - 9:37pm

Woke up to a crisp cool morning and a hot cup of coffee from my man, followed by yoga with him outside to the sun before the kids got up…
And now calming down from the day with a show of cupcake wars before the kids go to bed ❤
Comfort happens regularly in this home as its very important to me❤

Alicia D 1223524777

July 15, 2017 - 7:29pm

Chilling on the deck with some lemonade.  So relaxed.

Elicia S

July 15, 2017 - 11:51am

Essential oils, spa treatment herb lotions, yoga and yes relaxing with blanket on couch drinking coffee reading or watching movies.

Julie M

July 14, 2017 - 11:33am

I’m starting to learn what my comfort is. Essntial oils, candles, and yoga have helped me find calm and comfort.

Megan C

July 13, 2017 - 10:01pm

This is one task I think I am pretty good at. I know it takes a lot for me to recharge. Simple things like a meditation, essential oils, a nice cup of coffee, or cuddles with my kitties.

Michelle G 63595557

July 13, 2017 - 7:54am

At the end of a crazy ,my favorite thing is to sit light a candle , sit in my big comfy chair with my dog .  It calms my soul

Aimee P

July 12, 2017 - 9:34am

This concept is one of my favorite self-care practices.  I enjoy diffusing different oils based on the needs of my mood and I also make sure to have salt rock lamps around.  Warm blankets, my fuzzy newfoundland puppy, and my 22 year old daughter drinking coffee on the coach next to me completes a very comfortable moment.

KarenB

July 10, 2017 - 11:43am

This morning I wrapped myself in a blanket, lit candles, and enjoyed a hot cup of lemon water while I read part of the newspaper. It was a really comforting way to start the day!

Joanne S 1593588374

July 7, 2017 - 8:53pm

I need to create a comfy space with diffusers and oils in the future. For now, I need to simplify and purge.  I’m very stressed right now so I will light some rose scented candles and pray a rosary.

knitterofhats

July 7, 2017 - 10:01am

I was up early to take in the morning quiet while knitting today. I’m off work today to prepare for a big weekend of peer ministry work with my husband. It’s great to take some time to calm and comfort myself to “fill up my tank” for the work ahead.

Machelle C

July 6, 2017 - 7:45am

I love the idea, but often struggle to set aside time for myself to enjoy the cozy and comforting spaces I create. I am finally committed to picking out and crocheting a blanket just for myself after years of making and giving them away to others. I did the same with a shawl for myself, and it really underscored for me my tendency to create comfort for others when I am the one who needs it.

Pat B

July 4, 2017 - 5:00pm

I cozied up to my critters or I should say they cozied up to me on my couch while I was reading a book, sipping tea and diffusing some of Aura Cacia’s Medieval Mix…

irisj225

July 3, 2017 - 6:23pm

Yes now I need to set aside space and time to create my comfort zone

katheryn m

July 3, 2017 - 12:40pm

Being retired brings many times of relaxation and comfort.  I created a special place in my bedroom to just sit, breathe and relax..  Listening to my current favorite CD “Spirit Earth - Relaxing Native Flute” helps me clear my mind of worries or anxiety and shut out the world.

Tammey D

July 3, 2017 - 7:25am

Thank you for the remonder to visit my comfort zone ...losing myself curled up on the couch with a cup of tea and a good book ..on the schedule for today.

Amanda A 148531489

July 2, 2017 - 10:12am

I am in a place in my life where comfort for me is rare and difficult. I am recovering from divorce, being assualted, and the loss of two jobs. Through my recovery I found meditation and I bought myself a super soft beautiful blanket I lay across my shoulders or my lap while I meditate. I know it sounds silly but that blanket, that indulgent softness, is a reminder to me that gentleness with myself is a gift I can give to myself any time I need it. And I need to do it. To stay open and loving and gentle with others. I often put one hand on my heart and one hand on the blanket when I mediate and the comfort I feel is beyond words. I had stopped using that blanket recently just because it got put away and I didn’t feel like getting it back out but this inspired me to bring it back and the comfort brought me to tears. Thank you :)

amylou09

July 1, 2017 - 10:39am

i live alone, so my entire home is my comfort zone. i enjoy being in my home and make it a point for it to feel comfortable. it is my sanctuary after long work days and inspires my creativity with my crochet.

Linda By

June 30, 2017 - 9:51am

Today I think I’ll combine a few of your comfort ideas - Curl up on the couch with a good book and Share a cup of tea with a friend. Throw in a cuddly cat or two and it sounds like heaven.

Cindy Y

June 29, 2017 - 8:27am

By taking some time for self-care and self-nourishment, I feel better equipped for the stresses of daily life.

Holly W

June 28, 2017 - 3:35pm

The orange essential oil actually I find calming and clearing

Kelly L

June 26, 2017 - 9:08pm

My comfort zone is in the fall when it’s just cold enough to light a fire and curl up with a good book and a cup of tea or glass of wine depending on which calls me that night.

April D

June 26, 2017 - 8:45pm

Not only did I relax in my comfort zone I helped a friend create hers. I gave her some oils to relax with.

Jackie C

June 25, 2017 - 4:08pm

I stopped doing chores and errands to lay out on the deck and listen to nature and soak in some vitamin D.  I have been historically deficient in vitamin D and down time.  In order to reduce the anxiety of relaxing, I remind myself that it’s one of the best things I can do for my well-being.

CarolLee 365610371

June 25, 2017 - 2:56pm

I am a true Taurus girl.  Seeking comfort comes naturally to me!  It always surprises me when I meet someone who does not see the sky, put their feet up when they can, give and receive hugs, breathe.

Charlynn Avery

June 23, 2017 - 11:39am

After traveling for work this week, I was able to spend some cozy time snuggling with my little girls.  Just sitting with them and holding them close was the ultimate comfort for me - and for them :-)

Delia Randall

June 24, 2017 - 12:52pm

That is the best! Nothing beats snuggling and that closeness.

Deborah D 1723552537

June 22, 2017 - 11:14am

I have a special big chair that I enjoy my morning mocha. There I enjoy essential oil I am working on for that week and journal every day. That is my huge.

Delia Randall

June 24, 2017 - 12:53pm

That sounds delightful and perfectly cozy. To have that special time and place for introspection sounds like a great way to incorporate hygge into your life.

Janelle W

June 22, 2017 - 7:09am

Just for this reason there is a space at home that is “my seat”. When I get home from work and after eating dinner, my family knows that I go to “my seat” just to relax before we start to tackle anything else. I sit down, recline, cover up with a blanket, and just sit.

Delia Randall

June 24, 2017 - 12:55pm

I love this. Too often I feel the need to fill my time with tasks and I underestimate how important the task of just sitting and relaxing is to my well being. Having a designated place to do this is a great idea! Thank you for the inspiration.

Ms. T

June 19, 2017 - 11:13am

I have recently installed a hammock in my back yard, and lying in it with a good book in the afternoon, surrounded by my lush garden is how I love to relax in comfort..

Delia Randall

June 24, 2017 - 1:11pm

That sounds perfectly cozy!

Vanessa T

June 18, 2017 - 10:02pm

The task was very hepful. I sat an watched movies the kind I like. I was quiet within and just relaxed.  It was kind of hard to do at first but i just let go.  My higher self said it was okay.

Delia Randall

June 24, 2017 - 1:12pm

The struggle is real! I find it hard to give myself permission to relax and reconnect with the things I find joy in as well. What a great example you are in pushing through that feeling and making it a priority.

Veronica P

June 17, 2017 - 10:17am

I’ve heard of hygge and I absolutely love the concept!

Delia Randall

June 24, 2017 - 1:13pm

Isn’t it wonderful? I am so happy the rest of the world is catching on. We all need it so much more than we realize!

Sandra K

June 16, 2017 - 1:02pm

Cuddling with my cat, diffusing some lavender essential oil and soothing music makes for a comfortable break between the deadlines :-)

Delia Randall

June 24, 2017 - 1:14pm

That sounds perfect! Those quiet moments are so valuable.

Kristan G

June 16, 2017 - 7:45am

Busy morning with a lot of appointments… so I have decided to make them more
Comfortable. While waiting… I settle into seat, focus on breathing, take some deep breaths, notice where the tightness in my body is residing and take deeper breaths into those areas. I also feed light and oxygen and love into those tight areas.
While on way to another obligation, I treat myself to a delicious chai tea! I sit with my eyes closed, hands around the warm
Cup and breath in the sweet aroma. Then taking a sip fills my belly with some warmth! To me this is comfy!

Delia Randall

June 24, 2017 - 1:19pm

This is inspiring! Sometimes big blocks of time are just not available to us. You are such a great example of finding hygge in our attitude and how we embrace each moment. Thank you for sharing!

Elaine C

June 14, 2017 - 7:38am

I take time for a hot bubble bath for comfort.  I also like to cuddle up in bed with my headphones and listen to a Sleep Story in the Calm APP, or listen to a guided meditation by Joseph Goldstein.  I have a puppy who I like to invite to stay next to me, and when she joins me, it is even more comforting!

Delia Randall

June 24, 2017 - 1:20pm

This sounds like a sublime way to relax and reconnect!

Kt

June 14, 2017 - 6:57am

I in the last few yrs discoved how important comfort is! Even down to positioning your body in a way thats comfortable. Now i realize when im holding tension in certain areas of my body. I always approached things from such a stressful way to myself even to the point i hurt so bad but a friend would want to stay up so i would to now i know you can lay your head down and rest and giggle with your friend still. I have anxiety and im teaching myself i dont have to be in uncomfortable situations all the time if im not feeling it and am happier on my own then do it. My healing is just as important as everyone elses. I enjoy music all the time for comfort! Soft lighting in the evening! Dancing in the shower. Sauing thank you has such an invigorating effect even on me that its relaxing on its own to do it! Comfort is important and we should be doing what we can to make ourselves comfortable. Its not a luxury. Its not being materialistic. Its not frivolous. Its part of us being our best selves. When were our best selves it allows others to be there best selves too. Plus vibrating at a higher frequency does lift the whole.

Delia Randall

June 24, 2017 - 1:25pm

You are absolutely right. Comfort is a need and too often we deprive ourselves of it. I am terribly guilty of that lately. Thank you for the reminder to make it a priority!

Charlynn Avery

June 21, 2017 - 10:40am

“My healing is just as important as everyone elses.”  Kt - I have goosebumps.  You are so right.  I love this!!!  Comfort should be a priority and not considered a luxury. Feeling good is crucial in showing the world how we want to be treated.

Delia Randall

June 24, 2017 - 1:26pm

Your last line inspires me! “Feeling good is crucial in the showing the world how we want to be treated.” Profound truth right there!

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