It’s no secret that our lives can be messy, stressful, and overwhelming at times. For many of us, we are constantly juggling the demands of work, family, relationships, friendships, and outside responsibilities which can easily drain our energy and wreak havoc on our moods. This can leave us depleted and feeling like we are on an emotional roller coaster as we shuffle through our schedules. Surprisingly, a simple remedy might be hiding in our homes.
With a few tweaks to how we place our furniture and home decor, we can Feng Shui our way to a better emotional and mental place. This age-old Chinese practice of Feng Shui has been around for centuries, but there are plenty of down-to-earth changes we can implement to make every room in our home feel relaxed and happy. If that isn’t enticing enough, embracing this practice is budget friendly and can be done at no-cost or for very little money.
So what exactly is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is basically built around a theory that our living spaces reflect what is occurring on the inside of us. Practitioners use basic principles to rearrange our homes to align them with who we are and where we ultimately want to go. In layman’s terms, Feng Shui harmonizes our energies to match our home’s energy audit. This sounds complicated, but it doesn’t have to be difficult.
To practice Feng Shui, we need to use our homes to guide energy by carefully considering the following three things:
- The items we bring into our homes
- How we arrange objects and furniture
- How we maintain our spaces (a.k.a. cleaning)
Thankfully, with a little creative thinking and help from the practice of Feng Shui, we might be able to realign and balance our homes with who we are and where we want to go to harmonize our energy. Little adjustments like decluttering our entryways to encourage energy flow or keeping dirty dishes out of our sink are elements of Feng Shui. Simply, adding a water feature or small fountain can encourage wealth, luck, and prosperity or incorporating plants like bamboo and easy to maintain succulent gardens can invite wealth and happiness into our homes. Overall, these small tweaks to our homes will create ideal sanctuary we crave from our busy lives.
For more information to Feng Shui your home, please read the following infographic to help you maximize your space and help you on this journey: