You eat the right foods. You try to hang out with positive people. You meditate, and spend time in nature, but shouldnâ€™t you give the space in your home just as much loving attention so that it can truly be your temple when you return every day? The ancient practice of Feng Shui offers some practical ways to make your home more energetically appealing and a respite from the crazy world out there.
Depending on who you talk to, youâ€™ll find varied advice about how to apply Feng Shui in your own home or workspace. Consulting different experts can be time-consuming, though â€“ but fear not my world-wearied home seekers. Weâ€™ve compiled some of the best nuggets from professionals the world over right here so you can get busy putting them into practice right away.
Smudge Antiques with Sage
Antiques are awesome if they express your personal style, but be sure to smudge them with sage to clear their energy before putting them in your home. If older furniture isÂ already in your home, you can still give itÂ a good once-over by conductingÂ a sage ceremony to make sure only the best energy is in your home.
Use Lots of Living Things
Add live plants, not fake ones, and try to concentrate them in rooms where you spend the most time. They will not only transform the energy of the space, but they can clean the air, and invite prosperity, or mental clarity. As described in theÂ Journal of Environmental Psychology, the mere presence of plants boosts a personâ€™s ability to maintain attention and concentration.
Fake plants are â€śdeadâ€ť and do not support a high level of energy in your home. They also collect dust easily and can contribute to allergies and upper respiratory problems. Moreover, many of them are made from toxic plastics that also contribute to poor air quality.
Reduce Clutter with the Right Furniture
Whether in your home or office, clutter can make going home feel like another job, rather than a place to relax and recuperate.
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