Do you feel like you’re living in a world that never slows down?
It’s true, the pressure to keep up has never been higher.
Happily, one of the best things about Feng Shui is its ability to reduce your stress when the heat is on.
The deceptively simple tips below are guaranteed to help you get out of the rat-race and bring your heart rate back to normal, at least for a little while.
Take your first step to serenity today.
Step One, Create A Happier Space.
As your life evolves, your space can easily fall behind in it ability to fully support you. Taking a fresh look at your environment can be very enlightening, as you examine the messages your stuff sends you every day.
Do the following exercise when you have 10-15 minutes to yourself.
- Sit down in a comfortable chair, close your eyes, and bring yourself to center by concentrating on your breathing.
- After a minute or two, open your eyes. This short meditative moment puts you in a new place, removed from the everyday.
- Now, take a quiet look around to see where you can make positive physical changes in your space.
- Eliminate items that may be dragging you down: art that makes you sad, a broken piece of china, reminders of toxic situations in your past.
- Whatever changes you’d like to make, go right ahead and make them.
A happier space is a happier you.
Step Two, Create An Open Space.
Clutter not only causes stress, it expresses the stresses of a life that’s moving too fast for you to keep up. Facing up to your clutter puts you back in control.
Clutter also indicates an imbalance of the Earth element in terms of Feng Shui.
Ironically, having a lot of “stuff” around you, even if it’s disorganized and messy, can feel comforting when times are tough, because your stuff creates a barrier between you and the world — like a wall made of Earth. A bit of open space corrects this imbalance.
- To take control and bring yourself back into balance, tackle just one area in your home or office, creating clarity in an spot that feels particularly clogged.
- Keep that one spot clear and open, using it as a resting place for your eyes when the pressure starts to build.
An open space is a more relaxed you.
When you’re looking for ways to bring serenity and calm back into your life, these strategies from Feng Shui will help. Please let me know how it goes when you try them.
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