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A Year of Dwelling Well (an invitation for 2020!)

by | Dec 30, 2019 | A Year of Dwelling Well, Dwelling, My Books, Rhythm + Routine

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A Year of Dwelling Well (an invitation for 2020!)
A Year of Dwelling Well (an invitation for 2020!)

This is the time of year for reflection as we take a look back at the year coming to a close (and this year is the end of a decade!) plus a time to be intentional with all that is ahead.

It’s a lot to think about!

What is it we really want to experience in the next year, for ourselves, for our life and the little corner of the world we call home?

For many years I have shared a Home Goals worksheet here on The Inspired Room with the intent of simplifying New Year’s resolutions and breaking goals down into what really matters to us.

A Year of Dwelling Well (an invitation for 2020!)

As we head into 2020, I am very excited to invite you to something new, something extra personal and meaningful to me! My Year of Dwelling Well. I hope this series will become meaningful to you as well…it will be my focus for 2020, for my life, for the blog, for my home and health, for everything I do.

A Year of Dwelling Well (an invitation for 2020!)

Where many people set lofty goals and start out the year with gusto in running towards big new year’s resolutions (only to abandon them a few weeks later), I like to take a simpler, more achievable approach to new habits, mindsets and rhythms of life..

I’d love to invite you to join me in My Year of Dwelling Well. This is going to be so much more than just a blog series. It’s more than just a New Year’s challenge or goal-setting activity. It’s a way of life.

I’ll be sharing various aspects of my journey to Dwelling Well here on the blog, on my Instagram and in my groups (HERE AND HERE) but I want to invite you to join in with your own personal journey as well!

My Year of Dwelling Well is an opportunity to focus on intentional baby steps throughout the year. It’s a mindset shift that will impact our daily life in positive ways. It will help us to refresh our home and make it the nourishing, comforting sanctuary we need to thrive. It’s a chance to reset our health and well-being, and to savor more meaningful moments and connections in life.

By the end of your own Year of Dwelling Well, you’ll be able to look back and be proud of the personal growth you experienced, and be grateful for all that improved in your life and home!

A Year of Dwelling Well (an invitation for 2020!)

Last year I released a new book called Dwelling: Simple Ways to Nourish Your Home, Body & Soul. I’ve heard from so many of you who resonated with it and are using this book for personal and home transformation! That makes me so happy. Sharing our personal journey is what inspires others to have hope in their own, and makes us all aware that we are not alone!

As soon as Dwelling was released I began working on a brand new companion book called Dwelling Well, a monthly journal / wellness planner designed to be flexible, customizable and personal.

A Year of Dwelling Well (an invitation for 2020!)

The guided pages are simple to use (even if you aren’t a “journal person.”). The journal is designed to help you to stay focused and balanced in your intentions throughout the year with realistic action steps in creating an intentional, meaningful, healthy home and life.

To see videos of the Dwelling Well journal and learn how to use it, watch the “Journal” highlight on my Instagram stories!!

A Year of Dwelling Well (an invitation for 2020!)

Dwelling Well will be available on January 7th. I’ll be using the journal as my companion throughout the year to organize, reflect and focus on my goals and action steps each month.

It is not required that you have the journal or the book to follow along with the series, but if you are ready to get serious and track positive changes in your own life this year, I’d recommend grabbing a copy of the book and journal so you can take this journey with us!

A Year of Dwelling Well (an invitation for 2020!)
A Year of Dwelling Well (an invitation for 2020!)

Click here to order Dwelling Well: A Monthly Journal to Nourish Your Home, Body, and Soul

Looking forward to a wonderful new year with y’all here on The Inspired Room!


  1. Jennifer Terwilliger

    I’m excited can’t wait. Just got the in the mail I’m ready.

  2. Helene

    Looking forward to enjoying the journey with you in the new year! Thanks for all you do!

  3. Sandy

    Congrats, friend. A great companion journal to your beautiful and most helpful book.

  4. Diane

    Your link goes to amazon to preorder but it won’t let me preorder.

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      I’m not sure why that would be, when I click the link it gives me the option to preorder! Maybe try again?

  5. Jo Jo

    Hi Melissa, I am a subscriber to your blog and follow you in FB and I have sent a request to join the Inspired Room Community on Facebook a while ago, but it says my request to join is still pending? Is there a problem with the site or ..? I’m real king forward to being a part of the community! Thanks! And Happy, Blessed New Year to you and yours! ?

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Hi friend! I am not sure what happened (although we did get way behind in approvals!) but you are IN!! Thank you so much! We have some fun things planned for this group in 2020 so I’m glad you’ll be a part of it!! xoxo

  6. Lorrie

    It sounds lovely. Congratulations on your journal!

  7. Tery Gunter

    On your “Year of Dwelling” page you show a bookcase with a fabulous picture of a crane. Do you know where you got that pic?

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