Balancing the energy in your home can take some work, but it is well worth it in the end. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of Feng Shui, it is a Chinese tradition of decorating and structuring a home for optimal flow and organization. Here are ten tips to maximize the flow and organization of your home.
Too much clutter is stressful, even for the most adaptable person. If you harbor much anxiety at all, clutter can exacerbate the problem.
Cut down on clutter to minimize your stress and anxiety. If you want to keep things that you have no room to display, consider storing things and changing them with the seasons to move things around now and then.
If you do not have room for them and cannot store them, you need to reconsider their efficacy in your life. Grandma would not want her chair to cause you stress.
2. Remove Negativity
Now, if it were that easy to remove negativity, people would never have it in their lives. However, we sometimes invite negativity in the things we hold on to, do, or read.
If your home is attracting negativity, take a look at the things that you have on display. Do they remind you of negative times, places, or events? If so, remove them from your home and replace them with more inviting items.
3. Increase Natural Resources in Your Home
A fishbowl placed on a countertop can help reduce stress while also providing a small companion. The light from the sun can help combat Seasonal Affective Disorder as well. Use these natural elements to help create better spaces.
4. Invite Positivity to Come Inside
Make the entrance to your home positive. You will feel better upon entering and can help guests to feel good as well.
Negative spaces at the door will set the tone for the entire home. Bring the energy you want inside and leave the negative out.
Be sure that the doorway is in excellent condition as well. This space represents the wealth of the home in Chinese culture, so it should be in pristine condition. Repair any loose knobs or floor tiles to increase the positivity in your entryway.
5. Arrange Furniture Naturally
If your furniture is blocking your regular paths or the flow of your home, you will be frustrated and uncomfortable inviting in negative chi.
Set your furniture up so that it functions properly in your space and make sure that it is not blocking your pathways. Do not overcrowd areas either. A clear path is no good if the rest of the room is stressful.
6. Water Flow Should Be Intentional
Aquariums, koi ponds, and fountains can be wonderful additions to the inside or outside of your home. Consider adding them where you want to increase the energy of a space. However, make sure that faucets and water sources are well maintained.
Drippy, leaky sinks will decrease positive energy quickly. The dripping sound may also be a distraction for many members of your household. Many leaks in faucets are relatively simple to repair. Pull out the tool bag and get to work.
7. Close Toilets, Doors, or Shower Curtains
The bathroom door being open can invite negative energies. The bathroom is for private business, and it can induce stress if you feel exposed.
Closing the toilet is also a good idea. While the bowl may be clean, it denotes a private act and can make others feel uncomfortable.
Shower curtains can prevent the same types of feelings. Shower curtains will also dry better if they are not bunched up. This simple act will prevent mold and mildew from forming between folds.
8. Consider Your Dining Space
Many cultures are very particular about their food traditions. Many important family gatherings are connected to food, including weddings, birthdays, and even funerals.
People want to provide food and nourishment to those ailing and savor food for celebrations. Creating a well thought out dining space can provide welcoming energy into this location.
Mirrors and flowers can create the balance of energy and calm that the room needs. Mirrors are sources of energy, but flowers can use color and light to provide a relaxing balance to the energy of a well-placed mirror.
9. Rearrange Your Furniture
You do not want to simply create paths of movement, but you also want to ensure that your furniture is arranged to attract the energy and authority that you want. For instance, you need to position your desk/chair in a commanding position.
A commanding position means that you are not facing a door, and you are not in a direct line of the door. Position your desk so that you can clearly see the door and are in command of the room.
10. Clean Your Windows
Your windows need to be clear and free of debris. Clean them regularly so that the natural light is not blocked, and you can allow positive energy to flow in from the outside.
Dirt and grime can increase negative energy, and this negativity can be worse with windows designed to promote positivity in a room. You begin blocking the positive flow with dirty windows. This step only requires a quality cleaner and cloths for wiping!
There may be hundreds of things that you can do to improve the Feng Shui in your home, but these ten tips are simple and quick, and you can do them on a minimal budget. Increase the positive energy, and decrease the negative at every opportunity.
You do not have to go overboard with fancy changes to your home. You can simply make conscious choices to provide better flow and space usage to improve the Shui of your home.
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