Tips and Tricks: Feng Shui All Day
Remember when suddenly everyone had those twisty bamboo plants in their homes and offices? It’s likely the bamboos’ plant parents had done some reading on feng shui. The talk of feng shui may have fallen out of the mainstream conversation a bit, but many of its principles are still useful. If you are seeking balance, harmony, good energy, or just don’t know where to hang that mirror, read on for some easy feng shui tips and tricks for the home.
Feng Shui Your Way
Feng shui is a pseudoscience from ancient China. The practice focuses on the arrangement and orientation of objects in your environment to create balance and focus good energy. Some architects are experts in feng shui and create buildings that are dedicated to enhancing positive energy for those both inside and out. If you’re in need of a bad energy exorcism, a feng shui consultant can come and show you how to balance the elements and bring harmony into your home. Better yet, you can start the process yourself for little to no money. Reflect the natural light from a window, a pleasant view, or an open part of the room. Never hang a mirror that reflects the family photo where you think you look fat. Just get rid of that picture, it’s bad chi.
Removing obstacles is another practical element of feng shui. Getting rid of all that junk really will make you happier. Marie Kondo was right, and she is a believer in feng shui. It’s all coming together now. The idea here is to make moving through your space easier and to make room for all the good energy you are welcoming into your home. Energy doesn’t want to trip over that stack of old magazines, and neither should you.
A general purge of your home is a great way to remove obstacles, but it’s a major undertaking. A smaller way to achieve the same feeling is to clean up your work areas at the end of each day. You may not be able to avoid all the chaos, but you can create some order. The next morning you will be greeted by a fresh start and the good energy that order has created.
Straight Up Green
So, you have clean windows and mirrors, you have thrown out some bad photos and everything on your desk is at a 90-degree angle. Now, go get some plants. Plants represent life and freshness. If you don’t have room for a plant, try hanging one. Creating height in a room is also a method in feng shui. By hanging a plant, you will be adding freshness and creating some vertical lines and shapes. Plants can be scary for those who have brown thumbs, but there are some varieties that seem indestructible. Here is a handy guide on the what and where of feng shui plants.
These tips and tricks represent the most practical and instantly gratifying feng shui methods. You may feel some relief and tranquility by these few changes and leave it there. Or, you might want to take a deeper dive into feng shui and see how much bliss you can take. No matter how far you are willing to go, even small changes can make a difference in your everyday life. There is no harm giving some junk a toss and some windows a polish. Grab a plant, give it a name, make a new friend.