More often than not, we tend to lose sight of what is important in our lives.

Focusing on your home is one of those important things we tend to overlook.

I live on a farm, which makes for a lot of upkeep, especially when the sunshine returns and the land needs to be tilled and the fields mowed and the garden seeds sowed. But I love every minute of it. I love to get my hands dirty. I stinkin' love my farm - even when it involves a stinking barn stall I have to muck.

I haven't always lived on a big farm with lots of acreage. I've lived in postage-stamp size apartments in the city and I've made my home in the suburbs at times. And you know what? I liked those places too, because I made them into what I needed them to be for me at the time. I tried to create a sanctuary wherever I went.

This week, focus on the home - even if it's just a temporary residence - and dream up a little corner you can redesign or a patio you can bring to life with plants, or a bookshelf you can dust off to collect books and trinkets. Make a reading corner. Make a crafting corner. Make a "relax while doing nothing corner." Create a pocket in your home to become your sanctuary, the place that makes you feel alive, or relaxed, or both!

After all, home is where your heart is, but that might require putting a little heart into your home. Just a thought...

What do YOU do to focus on your home? Comment below!

Rachel Specht contributed to this post