Between work, life and family responsibilities, life can become a little chaotic and with that chaos often comes the feelings of being overwhelmed and mentally and emotionally drained. If this sounds familiar, we’ve got a solution. Say hello to feng shui.
This ancient Chinese custom has been used for centuries to create balance and harmony while boosting prosperity. If your chaotic life could use a boost of positive energy, keep reading. We explore the art of feng shui and how to use it to organise your home and improve your life.
Have a clear path to your front door
Did you know that in feng shui, the front door is the point in the home where energy enters and flows? By decluttering the entryway and keeping it clear and organised, you can create a welcoming flow of positive energy the moment you step in or out. This doesn’t mean banishing your plants or side table, but rather removing any excess blocking positive energy.
Declutter every room
Like the entryway, piles of clutter in any room of your home can throw the energy out of harmony and leave you feeling off balance, which can negatively affect your mental state and decision-making capabilities. Always remember that a clear physical space allows for a clear-headed mind.
The commanding position
From the bedroom to the lounge or office, the commanding position is about correctly placing furniture to provide a clear view of the doorway (without being directly in line with it) and better positioning yourself to receive the positive energy flowing through it.
Incorporate natural elements
Feng shui is all about balance and nature, and one way this is done is by adding touches of natural elements, such as fire, water, earth, metal and wood. Something all lifestyle influencers and minimalists have in common is subtle touches of these elements and natural tones throughout their homes to create a calm and soothing environment.
There’s a reason people with plants in their homes feel happier. In feng shui, plants embody life-force energy, and living plants bring vibrancy, freshness and vitality into your space. The key is to incorporate living plants. If you lack a green thumb, pop into your local nursery and get advice on which plants are excellent for beginners.
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