5 ways to spring clean your mind, Feng Shui style
Spring clean energy… pending. It’s time to implement 5 Feng Shui practices into our homes to improve our mental health and add some zen back into our spaces ☀️
With spring in full swing, many of us are turning our hands to a ‘Big Spring Clean’, from re-organising our cupboards like Khloe Kardashian to getting on top of some key cleaning hacks thanks to Mrs Hinch. With mental health being such an important topic, have you ever wondered how investing your time in a good old spring clean could bring an abundance of positivity to your surroundings?
We commissioned some research and surveyed 2,000 people to find out the state of our mental health. With the drastic changes brought upon us over the last few years, It’s no surprise that many of us have experienced some form of deterioration in our own mental health. We’ve partnered with leading feng shui consultant Vicky Sweetlove who’s provided some simple tips on things we can implement into the home to help spread those positive vibes.
The research revealed:
When looking at the changes people had made to their homes:
Queue your declutter playlist girl as Vicky’s provided her top five tips on how feng shui can be applied to our homes to help improve our mental health. It’s time you add a pinch of zen to your space… louder for the ppl at the back pls 👏🏻
While these can be beautiful accessories in a home, it’s incredibly important you think about where you place them and what they reflect.
Don’t place a mirror directly in front of your main door into the home, as the chi energy will bounce straight in and straight out again. This is because there will be no chi energy flowing easily through the home. When placing a mirror, whether in a hallway or bedroom, ideally you need to see the whole body from head to toe to symbolise that you can move forward in your life. If the feet are not seen, it could symbolise being stuck and not moving forward anywhere in a job, career or relationship. Make sure that there is space at the top of the head in the mirror to symbolise “room to grow in life”.
Avoid placing a mirror directly in front of your bed, and opposite a window, as the chi energy will be bouncing through the window to the mirror and across the bed. This can cause sleepless nights as the chi energy will be chaotic – not ideal for a room where you’re supposed to feel relaxed.
The home needs to be clutter-free in order for the living areas of the home to work in all areas of your life. If you feel stuck in an area of life such as a relationship, clear all clutter in the South West of your home.
The centre especially needs to be clutter-free as this area encompasses all the compass feng shui life areas. It’s vital for the health and wellbeing of the occupants of the home for it to be free of clutter including objects on the floor, boxes, paper, books and clothes. Put a picture of you and your family up in the centre of the home to symbolise you are all happy, healthy and prosperous.
At the front of the door, make sure you’re not stepping over things like shoes, toys, umbrellas, coats etc. Instead, invest in shoe racks, coat hangers, and toy boxes. The first time you enter your home you want to set your intention and create spaces for free-flowing energy – not stresses due to mess at the front door.
If you want to have a home that has positive energy flowing through, then it’s important to remove any dead or dying plants in the home, this includes dried potpourri.
Dried plants or flowers symbolise decay and dead chi energy, which is not helpful in promoting the right atmosphere in your home. Replace these with fresh flowers that are vibrant, colourful and healthy. Some plants can symbolise wealth like the Money Tree or bamboo, which can help promote abundance.
For those looking to relieve daily stress, there are many crystals to choose from, and one that is gentle is the rose quartz crystal. It helps with electromagnetic pollution and promotes a feeling of well-being.
You can place it in any room in the home, however, if there is one particular room where you feel the most stressed, like the home office or your bedroom, for example, try using the crystal in that room first. It can either go on your bedside table or on your desk.
It’s important to keep it simple and incorporate the five elements into your home to promote good chi.
The five elements which are fire, earth, metal, water and wood can be brought into the home in a variety of ways through colours or objects, For example, the fire element, use colours of reds and orange, candles, pictures of sunflowers, and shapes of stars, triangles and pyramids to encourage fame and recognition in the South area of your home.
To implement the earth element, use colours of pink, peach, terracotta, beige and yellows. This helps bring in happiness, wellbeing, knowledge and romance when used in the living areas of the South West and North East. Heart-shaped objects can be used to represent love and wellbeing. While crystals can be used along with objects made from the earth, like pottery for example.
For the metal element, use colours of grey, white copper, gold and bronze representing the areas of West and North West for creativity, romance, travel and helpful friends. Have a globe or a map of the world to represent travelling, and pictures of your friends and what you would like to create.
For the water element use colours of blues and black, pictures of rivers and roads that flow with no obstacles on the journey, flowers in clear vases and floaty materials. As this area is the North and represents your life’s journey and career.
Lastly, implement the wood element with colours of browns and greens. Money plants and healthy plants in these areas can be used to represent health, family and blessings in life. Items that are family heirlooms can be placed in the East and the SouthEast along with bamboo for abundance.
When all five elements are balanced and in harmony, you can begin to experience a wonderful happy home.