Scots been stuck at home for weeks now, so it’s no surprise that people have started to feel a little cooped up.
With many families turning their kitchens into make-shift offices and schools, almost a quarter of Brits have admitted their relationships are becoming more strained as a result of lockdown.
The practice of Feng Shui originates from ancient China and uses energy to harmonise individuals with their surroundings.
Vlatka Lake, Marketing Manager at Space Station, said: “The current situation that we are all currently experiencing in the UK is unprecedented and can have an impact on our wellbeing as a result.
“Incorporating simple practices from Feng Shui into our homes can help restore peace into our surroundings, especially as most of us are now at home, either working or in self-isolation.
“We really recommend reading the tips and seeing how you can maximise the positive energy in your home to create a peaceful environment in what’s naturally worrying times for us all.”
Here’s some top tips on getting a little tranquility back into your daily life:
1. Start with the hallway
Create a calm atmosphere by keeping your entrance free from clutter and any extra coats, scarves for bags that can be put into storage.
Organise and clear away letters or parcels – the more organised and calm the area is, the more calm and peaceful the energy will be.
2. Create a clear home office boundary
You may be fortunate enough to have a home office, but if you’re not, it can be difficult to create a calm and productive environment to work from home in.
If you have to use your dining or kitchen table, or your desk in your bedroom to work from, try to clear away any notebooks, pens or loose papers at the end of every workday.
This may seem like a repetitive task, however, your bedroom in particular symbolises you and affects you the most according to the practice of Feng Shui.
Clutter in your home creates a low and stagnant energy that drains energy from you, and can have a negative impact on the flow of energy to other areas in your life and home.
3. Clean the windows
Dirty windows and crooked photographs can have a negative impact on the Feng Shui of your home.
Windows represent the eyes to the world in Feng Shui, so dirty windows can block your vision to the outside world, especially since our current outdoor movement is significantly reduced.
Take the time to clean your windows both inside and out, with care taken when reaching those top floor windows.
4. Re-hang photographs
Framed photographs and art prints that are hung too low or are crooked can also impact your mood, as the low energy affects your chi, which is the energy current that runs through our bodies.
Re-hang any low photographs or mirrors around your home, particularly in your bedroom. You could also use a spirit level or tape measure to make sure your frames are level.
5. Consider colour
Colour represents the five natural elements of metal, earth, wood, water and fire in Feng Shui, so colour in your home should reflect one or more of those elements to create a sense of calmness and balance.
Metal colours (white, grey, metallics) can provide clarity, fire tones (red, burnt orange, dark wood tones) can create energy, and water colours (blue tones, grey, off-whites) can create a sense of calm.
The lockdown provides the perfect opportunity to dig out the paint and re-decorate any rooms in your home that don’t create positive energy.
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