HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Many of us take the time to reflect on the past year and think of a new year’s resolution to help improve our well-being. A new year means a fresh opportunity to bring good vibes to our soul and home.
Most have heard of the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui, but don’t know exactly how to put into practice?
Feng Shui believes that objects possess energy called Chi and can be used to bring luck, wealth and opportunity into our home!
Everyone is looking for good energy in their lives and Feng Shui believes it is invited into the home through the front entrance. A well-lit entryway with joyful artwork, a lamp or a mirror to bounce light around, is a welcoming space for good energy to enter. Not only is the interior entrance important but the exterior entrance is important as well. A clean, well-lit and identified entrance allows for opportunities to present themselves at your doorstep.
While windows are viewed as the eyes to a home, clean windows and entryways bring clarity, vibrancy and energy when light is let in.
To allow good energy flow throughout our home and mind, we need to declutter. We are all guilty of having clutter around the home and a cluttered home leads to a cluttered mind. It’s time to toss broken items that you’ve been holding onto and clean out the fridge and pantry of expired items. Organization is key to keeping your home clutter-free. Having designated spots and organizational systems for keys, mail, laundry, garbage and children’s artwork can help reduce the clutter in your home and allow you to focus.
A restful bedroom creates a restful mind. In Feng Shui, the bedroom is the most important room in the home. This is where you spend the most time and your bed should be placed in a “commanding position” facing the door. This allows you to see and feel the people and possibilities approaching your life. Creating balance with bedside tables and lamps is key in your bedroom. As we have all heard it before, removing electronic devices from your bedroom such as television, computers, and cellphones can help influence and improve the quality of your sleep and overall well-being.
Feng Shui believes that houseplants embody life energy and bring vibrancy to the home. Having lush green houseplants, not only helps us connect to nature but also acts as a natural air purifier removing toxins from the air.
Finally, colour is a key element in Feng Shui and adding certain colours to your space can entice different emotions and sentiments. The colour red can bring passion to your space. Earth and neutral colours provide support and relaxation, while green and blue bring healing and vitality Creating Feng Shui in your home doesn’t need to be challenging – the overall principle is creating a happy and healthy environment and in return contributing to the success of your new year’s resolution.
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