One of the most important things in cultivating a personal practice is to carve out the space within your home for yourself. No forgotten toys, no unread mail, no clutter. Truly a sacred space. Placing items that are special to you on a bookcase, alter, or even a breakfast tray is a great way to create the sacredness that will allow you to have a meaningful space to unroll the mat or come to stillness.
Turn an unused corner or area of your home into your space to connect with you. Place items of meaning, books, and anything else that will be a reminder of the goodness that dwells within. For me, I have rocks from a special place in nature, a mala that was made for me, candles to remind me of my inner flame, and a Ganesh (remover of obstacles).
What about you?