Look up from your computer and check out the space around you. Are you in your room? Kitchen? Fav local coffee shop? How does the space around you make you feel?
There is a good chance that you have already heard of a little something called Feng Shui (Feng Shu-a). If you haven’t, I’ll go ahead and explain it for you. Feng Shui is the ancient chinese practice of aligning yourself and your soul with the environment around you. It uses “wind and water” (which is actually the direct translation of Feng Shui) to make you feel more at peace with yourself and your surroundings. This technique has been known to change people’s moods and make them more calm.
Today, I am going to show you how to “Feng Shui” your space.
- Decorate, and if you don’t rent, paint in cool, earth tones. Try to avoid reds and blacks as these will drain energy and raise stress levels in you and your home.
- If you have large mirrors in the room where you sleep especially try to either have a curtain you can pull over them at night, or if the doors on your closet are mirrors, slide them open at night and hang a curtain in front of your closet instead.
- The entrance of your home should be decluttered and open, that way opportunities are able to drift in easily and stay.
- If you have natural light sources in your house or apartment, emphasize them by hanging thin, light cloth beside them, not over them.
- In the main space of your home such as the living room, or family room, have living things, like plants, even if they are fake or succulents they will invite the right kind of vibes into the central part of your home.
- When you are finished in the bathroom close the lid, this will close off the big hole in the toilet which can suck out good opportunities and, as the Chinese believe, money.
So, you may be thinking, well I have a lot of stuff in my house, so where am I supposed to put all of these things that you say “don’t belong” anymore? Put them in a goodwill. The average American has 300,000 belongings in their home. The key to having a clean, stress-free home is clearing out anything that you do not absolutely need. My favorite way to attempt at a minimalist lifestyle is to think about the one in, two out approach. If you buy three pieces of clothing that you’re excited about (that reminds me, smart spending is very helpful when trying to achieve a minimalist lifestyle), you’re going to want to give away six things from your closet, basement, storage closet, or out of that pile in the corner of your room that’s been there for about eight months.
Any way you can find that clears gunk out of your home is a good way to live. Just remember that the state of your house or apartment generally represents the state of your inner self and life in general. I hope that this blog helped you to feel more at peace when you walk through your front door and throughout your home.
May your chakras be forever at peace.
Peace and Good Vibes My Queens
- Lauren Mac