You’ve probably been in places that make you feel good. You’ve probably also been in places that are dreary and seem to drain your energy.
Whether intentional or not, the reason you feel different energy in different environments is described by the ancient Chinese art of feng shui.
What Is Feng Shui?
Feng shui means “wind and water.” These two elements are vital to life and they are never at rest. Attention is given to other elements in feng shui as well. They are fire, earth, metal and wood.
Feng shui is the art of placing things in the environment that facilitate the life force. You can do this in your home or office.
A map known as a Bagua map can be used to determine where to place items in order to maximize the flow of energy. You can also design your environment with emphasis on certain areas of your life, such as health, relationships, prosperity, recognition, life path, work and others.
Items That Increase Energy
You can place certain items in your home according to the principals of feng shui in order to maximize energy.
For instance, wind chimes placed near the front door are said to increase harmony among the members of a family and they raise the energy within the home. Hanging bells on a door knob is said to do the same thing.
Aromatherapy candles are often used in feng shui to change the flow of energy. Depending on the aroma of the candle, energy can be calming or energizing. The candles can also provide a feeling of vitality or facilitate stress relief.
Feng Shui in Your Bedroom
Since you start your day in your bedroom, it makes sense that you would want that room to be a source of energy that will get you through your day. If you like your bedroom, you will naturally feel more energetic in that environment.
However, if your bedroom is cluttered or dull with paint peeling on the walls and tattered curtains on your windows, this will bring down your mood and energy level.
Tips for maximizing the energy level in your bedroom include keeping televisions, exercise equipment, computers and work materials out of that room. Your bedroom should be a place to rest and rejuvenate. Also make sure that there is fresh air circulating throughout the room. Open the windows when possible or use an air purifier.
In addition, have several levels of light available by putting lights on a dimmer or by using lamps with three-way light bulbs. As mentioned earlier, candles are also good feng shui. If you use candles, be sure to use nontoxic products such as soy candles.
Choose Energizing Colors
The “fire colors” red, orange, purple, pink and deep yellow are considered strong energy colors according to feng shui. Fire colors are good choices for an office or any area of the home where you want the energy level to be high.
If you often feel lethargic, you can try using browns and greens, which are considered to promote health and vitality. These are good color choices for the bedroom, family room or any other room that you spend a lot of time in.
It is not surprising that eliminating clutter is a principal of feng shui. It probably goes without saying that you will feel better and more energetic in an uncluttered home than you will if you are surrounded by lots of “stuff.” In terms of feng shui, clutter reduces the flow of energy in a room.
More space means more energy. Of course, that doesn’t mean you want bare, empty rooms either. The idea is to decorate in a simple, uplifting way with as little clutter as possible.
Other Ways to Increase Energy
The ebook “End Tiredness Program” provides many more suggestions for eliminating tiredness and increasing your energy level.