We all need a little more feng-shui in our lives.
Feng-shui can mean many different things to many different people. I’m not going to get into the technical, directional, or historical interpretations here. The way I see it, it is about balance, harmony, and organization of your space. If you have ever gotten behind on your housecleaning, you know how it can be depressing. When you finally get around to doing a “Spring Cleaning”, it feels GREAT, right? The simple act of cleaning and organizing your environment relieves a lot of stress from your mind. If you have a lot of clutter that you know you need to get rid of, then it is always in the back of your mind. Stress and depression are two of the worst things to have in your life.
By removing clutter in your environment, and rearranging things to be more organized, your brain has one less “process” running in the background, kind of like your computer. It frees up that nagging thought, and can give you the pleasure of knowing where things are, and that there is less obstacles in the way. This can have a major impact on your overall outlook on life, and will empower you to be able to think more positively about things in general.
Yes, the simple act of rearranging your living room or office can help you with positive thinking! It also helps you save time, in that by having a more open furniture arrangement, you don’t have to walk around your couch or footrest to get to point B, or move something to get to something else you use on a regular basis. Create a flow in your space that works for you.
Create balance with decoration. Surround yourself with your favorite colors. Make your living space a place that you enjoy to be. If you are in a rental, and are not allowed to paint the walls, hang curtains to hide the unsightly horizontal blinds. I find that soft, solid colors are better than busy patterns or bright clashing colors, as far as improving your mood, as it causes less chaos in your thought patterns.
Make an area for relaxation and meditation. If you have children, this should be your first priority! Even the bathroom can be the place for this. Clear your countertop of all the clutter, shampoo bottles, toilet paper rolls, etc. Find a small tub or hamper to keep the kids bath toys in, and get some candles and a small neck pillow. Put on some soft music. Run yourself a bubble bath and just soak. Let the stress flow out of your body and into the water. Say good bye to it as you drain the tub.
Relieving stress is one of the best ways to improve your life, and it will also improve the relationships with those you are around constantly. It also will improve your health, especially if you suffer from migraines, diabetes, or high blood pressure.
I recommend that you learn more about feng-shui, and apply it to your life. You don’t have to follow everything you read about it, but do what works best for you.
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