As a decorista, it isn't a surprise that Feng Shui be used in my design game. I'm always keeping myself aware of the proper placement for good energy and Chi. I believe that your home is a reflection of who you are and how you operate out in the world. By transforming your environment with vibrant energy and beautiful symbols your home becomes a real life manifestation of the life you really desire to live! And who doesn't want to live their life to their fullest potential? Well, maybe not all of us. Even if you aren't all gung-ho about getting your home in order, there are ways to use the ancient art of placement to truly enhance your life.
Here are seven ways to use Feng Shui principles easy enough to try out today. . .
TIP ONE: Feng Shui your goals
A courtyard, lake dock, water fountain or any peaceful aesthetic is the perfect place to dream. Take time out of your week to dream. When you plan, visualize and write down your goals, do it by water. Water movement enhances and symbolizes abundance and overflow. You will fill yourself with prosperous energy and attract fortuitous outcomes for yourself and your life.
TIP TWO: Feng Shui your food
Good Feng Shui is only allowing the things that excite you to take part in your everyday life. Eating is one of the most consistent things we do. Most people eat at least 3 times a day. Be sure to eat only your most favorite + body nourishing foods. Dine gloriously by drinking out of your favorite glasses and using your most special dishes. Make sure the experience excites you! This gives you good energy which is exactly what you will attract. Good vibes only.
TIP THREE: Feng Shui your travels
Create a personal Feng Shui travel kit to ensure an enjoyable experience while traveling. Bring a travel candle, a beautiful journal and pen, a photo of loved ones or something that makes you smile, a silk scarf or small pillow, a book that will inspire you. These things give you the comforts of home and a sense of calm. When you are in this calm yet happy state, you are sure to get the best out of your vacation.
TIP FOUR: Feng Shui your karma
Create good karma by giving to a charity, your church or any other spiritual organization you believe in once a month. If finances aren’t available for giving, try actions. Take a few hours and help out a homeless shelter, give to a food drive or even plant a tree. Don’t throw away things or clutter from your home thinking thats all you need to do. Donate items you don’t use to a donation center with a good cause. Give for the sake of being a good giver. Here are ways to give back to your neighborhood.
TIP FIVE: Feng Shui your time
To make sure that you are getting the most out of your 24 hours, slow down. Slow down when you chew, to prevent an upset stomach and fatigue. Slow down when you walk, you may miss out on running into the right person, the first time. Slow down in your talking, you don’t want to speak too soon or say something you will waste energy regretting later. When you operate from a more calm place, usually things get done right and with intention, the first time around.
TIP SIX: Feng Shui your relationships
Spend little to no time with people who suck and deplete your energy. Toxic people and toxic situations should be regulated with boundaries. Only invest in friendships and relationships that give to you as much as they take. It should be an equal balance of investment on both ends. Otherwise, you may find yourself stuck in ruts, feeling exhausted, losing enthusiasm or filled with unnecessary anxiety.
TIP SEVEN: Feng Shui your mind
Everything is energy. Everything we do and think about causes a series of events that determine what shapes our lives. We can start our mental decluttering by meditation and prayer. What really helps getting our brain fully clear is writing everything down. The things that pop in your head that you must do, want to do, discussions you should have, phone calls you want to make. Write them down in your notebook, or on this pretty printable chic sheet I made for you. Every morning, determine what really needs to get done and what doesn't really matter. Be strategic in terms of your priorities and only do things that are going to add and give value to your energy.
Now get out there and get your Shui on. . .