Feng Shui is a practice that involves balancing the flow of energy in your home. This is the definition in short. Energy is everywhere and everything is energy.
So if you think about this statement for a second, you will understand that if there is negative energy in your house, guess what. It affects your life.
Feng Shui involves eliminating old energy, allowing new, fresh energy to enter your space and your life, and in turn, balancing your life.
To the uninitiated, feng shui may seem a little esoteric, but if you take the time to dig into the philosophy behind it, you will discover that it is not only based on simple common sense practices that make our homes healthier and more organized, but it also reveals how connected we are to our homes and how they can affect our mood and well-being.
In practice, feng shui shouldn’t be stranger or less intuitive than spring cleaning or decorating a comfortable home.
That being said, there are 4 clear ways in which your home contributes to anger and stress in your life. We will show you how to avoid making these common mistakes so that you can live a happier and more positive life.
1. Clutter produces stress:
The cardinal rule of feng shui is no clutter. Energy, or chi, must be able to circulate freely in your space. Clutter disrupts the flow creating negative energy.
Decluttering, on the other hand, has the opposite effect. Start by prioritizing the areas that bother you the most and spend a fixed amount of time – as little as 10 to 15 minutes each day – throwing away what you don’t like or need.
2. The air has to be clean and smell good:
Plants purify the air by absorbing toxins and electrical pollutants emitted by the devices. Small plants can seem like clutter, so larger ones are better and luckily some of the best options are also the ones that require the least maintenance.
The pet-friendly areca palm, up to 7 feet tall, is famous for its air-purifying benefits – even receiving the NASA stamp of approval – and is also one of the palm trees the easiest to grow indoors. Perfect for those who have been known to kill every plant to ever cross their doorstep.
The air must also be clear in a metaphorical sense. Remembering that energy is everything and everywhere, keep in mind that when you fight with your spouse or child or someone on the phone or whatever, that negative energy always hangs in your house. If the air in a room seems heavy or dark, you can try to smudge.
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3. Broken stuff brings a sense of despair:
Drawers that stick, clogged drains, and even clothes with holes are just a few examples of obstacles to a home’s vitality. They reflect a feeling of “brokenness”.
Try to put a red dot on everything that needs to be repaired to represent the way you want your space to be. When the objects are repaired and you peel off the stickers, it becomes symbolic of a positive change of energy.
4. Don’t block the door to opportunities:
An entrance with an appropriate feng shui will always be welcoming: the entrance door will be clean, free of obstacles such as packages or pairs of shoes, and will open easily.
The first thing you see when you open the door sets the tone for the whole house. Place a beautiful piece of art, furniture or anything else you like at this very important focal point.