Hipsters, here’s a buzz word for you: feng shui. It’s the school of thought – or a system of laws – that consider the things in our environment and how they allow (or block) energy from flowing. Most of the time, when we think of feng shui, we think of our homes and things. What about our lives? Why not apply the basics of feng shui to the lives we lead – and see if we can’t bring more of that positive energy flow into our day in and day out activities! Lifestyle designers, let’s take a look at some basic feng shui concepts that you can start putting to work in your life:
1. Less is More
Remove excess from your life. Whether it’s annoying errands or folks that don’t make you happy, make real room in your life for positive energy to flow by ditching the stuff that’s blocking it.
2. Live Colorfully
In feng shui, color matters. Every color needs to be represented. In life, variety is color. Don’t just live your life in black and white: find things that brighten up your days, weeks, months and years.
3. Let the Fresh Air In
Fresh air is a biggie in feng shui. When things are stale, it’s bad for you both physically and mentally. Be open to the winds of change – when things get stagnate, find a way to move and refresh. If your home or office does not have enough windows, invest in a small air filter.
4. Respect Nature
In feng shui, plants calm and radiate peace. If your life is seriously lacking in natural scenery, it may be time to start finding ways to spend more time chilling outdoors.
5. Embrace Mirrors
Mirrors give the illusion of space in feng shui. In life, taking an honest look at your accomplishments helps you feel more free. It’s easy to get caught in the rat race tunnel: sometimes take a step out and look around at what you’re accomplishing.
6. Keep the Front Door Clear
If your front door is blocked by stuff, you can’t open it and let in the good stuff that may come through – according to feng shui. What about the front door to your life? Are old issues and hang-ups blocking good stuff from getting to you? Time to rethink that.
Key Takeaway for Everyone:
Start paying attention to the energy flow in your life. The smallest step today could end up being huge tomorrow – so take some small steps to change things around. Why not?
Key Takeaway for Real Estate Investors:
Too focused on your investments? Not enough time spent in nature, with new ideas or reflecting on what you have built? Take a step back and introduce more positive energy into your career.