A recent survey from the Pew Research Center shows that women, as a whole, have less leisure time than men — about three hours less per week in homes with children 18 and under. For the homes without children, women still had received 5 hours less free-time than their male partners.
Sadly, women have started to equate leisure to a luxury that they simply hope for, rather than anticipate in their daily or weekly routines. With the innovation of she sheds, women all over the world are reclaiming their time and talents, while committing to make down-time more than just a distant desire.
In fact, having downtime is actually a necessity for optimal coping and thriving. A lack of adequate relaxation or involvement in personal, creative pursuits may very well be suspect as one of the reasons many women report feeling more stressed than their male counterparts.
Here, we share some of the top listed reasons women have shared their love for the she shed and the many ways they would benefit from an area all their own.
Thank you Sebastian for working with me and creating my vision. You were a pleasure to deal with.
From one small business owner to another, I wish you my very best in the future. You really are the best.
The saying goes, “You can’t pour from an empty vessel.” Perhaps your she shed winds up being a place where you can simply refuel and recharge without bursts of energy and attention being given every few seconds. Much like a cell phone that only gets a few blips of battery before being used and beeping again, you can use this space to get your full, 100% charge, going longer and stronger after you get a complete, uninterrupted refresh.
Solo Snacking. Even if you haven’t already seen the viral videos of women sneaking into the bathroom or pantry to simply taste a Twizzler, you probably know the feeling. While it seems almost impossible to say “no” to the tiny hands reaching towards you Girl scouts cookies, a she shed let’s you indulge in your favorites without feeling guilt or shame – or having to share.
Comfort and Consultations. From mentorship to meetings, your she shed could serve as the ultimate place for get-togethers with protégés or potential clients. In fact, many women are using she sheds as an organized and intentionally-designed space to record webinars and YouTube videos, sharing their gifts and graces with their niche audiences online. You can decorate your space to be an ideal place for brainstorming, bonding or brand-building.
Chick Flicks. We’ve all got those movies that get us in our feels. While the term “chick flick” is typically associated with female-dominated roles in movies, the truth is that women overwhelmingly prefer action movies, sci-fi and comedy over other genres. No matter your motion picture preference, imagine a she shed where you are able to immerse yourself in the show, comfortably and completely without hitting pause, dodging to see past your toddler’s movements or reading subtitles to counter the other household noises.
Entrepreneurs and hobbyists are increasingly realizing the benefits of studio-style setups for their own creative efforts. Whether you are trying to come up with an idea for a new product or are looking to finish (yes, finish!) a project on your to-do list, isolation and comfort in a she shed could be the key to getting –and staying – in a creative mode for crafting and drafting.
Catch up on Sleep.
Any working woman (and yes, stay-at-home moms have an equal amount of work within the home also) knows that getting sleep in your own bed or even on the couch can be impossible with the heavy foot traffic, the constant buzzers from appliances and even just the overall feel of an aesthetically-unclean home. A she shed distracts you from what is still lingering, which is necessary as the list never ends. Whether you’re going in for a nap or even an entire night of a staycation, your she shed can be the perfect getaway when you can’t get far away.
What’s more, you can decorate your she shed as you deem fit for your needs and preference. At Backyard Escape Studios, you can count on all of our sheds being built in any size of your choice. The majority of our sheds are built within 108 square feet, which is the allowable size for an accessory building before a permit is required. If you would like something larger, please contact us, as we can discuss these options for your she shed as well!