We can’t stress this enough: Your home should be a haven where you can escape from the chaos of daily life. Yet, for some people coming home just induces more anxiety. Why? Well, your home could have bad energy because you didn’t lay it out according to the right feng shui principles. Feng shui can provide a road map for us to find peace, tranquility, and positive energy at home. Here’s how to shift the energy and repair your home to allow for some good vibes to seep in:
1. Make sure your bed and sofa are facing the door
You may not feel this consciously, but in order to feel totally safe, you need to be in a command position where you know that no one is going to come and surprise you so make sure you’re never sitting with your back to the door for long periods of time.
2. Declutter properly before turning to Feng Shui
Most of us are scared of throwing away something we’ll one day miss, so we dread the idea of decluttering. However, it is absolutely necessary to create a clean slate before you work feng shui into your home since clutter completely drains your Qi.
3. Remove large art pieces from your bedroom, living and dining areas
Hanging large, burdensome paintings and photos over your bed, couch, or chair is a no-no. Feng shui is all about feeling safe and secure in your space, and it’s hard to feel safe with something heavy hanging directly over your head.
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4. Always put your comfort first
It’s easy to be seduced by beautiful items that aren’t necessarily practical or comfortable, but sharp edges, wobbly furniture, and prickly cacti all mess with the energy of your space since we subconsciously react to threatening objects and situations.
5. Get rid of depressing items and photos
Always question what the objects, art, and photography in your space are communicating to you. Everything around you should support your intentions in some way, so consider removing imagery of people who are sick, lonely, or unhappy.
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6. Do not focus on only one aspect of your life stress
Say you are worried about your wealth situation, don’t place all your attention on the rear left area of the home where the wealth gua resides. This is only part of the puzzle. To improve your overall life, you also need to enhance the other guas.
7. Focus On All The Feng Shui Elements
Some people have a very strong preference for one or two of the five elements of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. However, balanced homes showcase all of them. Too much metal and metallic shades can cause tension while earthy homes with lots of neutral tones and ceramics can start to feel stale and stuffy.
8. Be Open To All Scenarios
Feng shui works in mysterious ways, and you never know what’s going to happen when you renew the energy flow of an area. Don’t hold onto a specific outcome too tightly, for in doing so you might miss out on the opportunities being presented to you.
9. There Is No Such Thing As A Pefect Interior
Avoid decorating with materials and furniture that are so precious and perfect that you feel anxious or guilty sitting with them. Your children, pets, and guests all carry wonderful life energy of their own, so let them run around and plop down anywhere they please.
10. Throw Away Broken Items Immediately
If an object is not usable, it shouldn’t be in your home. Never write something off for later. If you don’t care enough to repair something right now, consider donating or selling it instead.
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