Do you have a woman cave? For me it is my kitchen. Since I make the meals in the house it is the perfect spot to get something done while I think or get away from it all.
Now you must be thinking If you're a housewife, what do you need to get away from? Aren't you away from it all already? The answer is no. And I will tell you why.
If you are an anxious woman, who worries about the world outside, the bills, a broken furnace, snow piling up on the roof, the cat scratching your furniture up, your husband's 401(k), the argument you had with your husband, or having to stretch your food on-hand until you can make it to the supermarket next Friday, then you need a place and a time to wind down.
But the truth is, even at home, you will encounter some concerns that worry you, at least from time-to-time.
And if you ever get cabin fever or feel a little isolated, your mind might might go a little overboard, thinking things your normally wouldn't. This is where the woman cave comes in.
You can mull over your cell phone bill worries or water heater break-down concerns while you chop your carrots and onions for that roast. You can come up with solutions while doing those everyday tasks in the privacy of your own cooking world.
And if your goal is not to mull but to clear your mind of it all, then the best thing to do in the kitchen is focus on a new recipe. I can't tell you how many times I made a new dinner or dessert I never served before all the while calming my mind from worries I have no business even worrying about.
I made cinnamon buns with raisins and walnuts because I was worried about Russia starting a war with us. I made my first pork roast with vegetables after realizing living in the Midwest meant barely ever seeing my parents that live in another state. When I need to clear my head over situations I have no control over, I get creative. Because nothing engages your brain cells more than trying something new. This means your other concerns get thrown out while your brain tackles the new task.
It also helps to look into my back yard while the food cooks, to take in the view of nature. And to take in the smells of the fresh food I am preparing.
Not only can you come up with solutions or free your mind in your kitchen/woman cave, but in the end you will have a delicious meal or dessert you and your husband will love.
In the protective world of your home, it is nice to know that you can coddle your mind and free yourself from worries.
What area of the home is your woman cave?