Feng Shui is all about creating positive energy in our spaces. In order to get the most out of our Feng Shui efforts we need to keep our attitude positive as well.
With all the negativity regarding the environment, gas prices, the economy, and just about everything else in the news, it is easy to become discouraged and taken in by all the naysayers and negative thinkers. Now more than ever, it is essential that we focus on positive thoughts, actions, and deeds in order to raise our own vibration and the vibration of those around us. Here are five easy tips to practice when you are feeling oppressed, stressed, or depressed!
1. Be Grateful
If you are feeling down, take a moment to count on your fingers ten things you are grateful for. They don’t have to be grand or sophisticated, just ten things that are in your life that you feel blessed to have. It is amazing how powerful this simple activity is to get your mind turned around from focusing on lack to focusing on having.
2. Stop watching the News
That’s right…turn it off. Being fed nothing but negative words and images for at least a half hour is a sure way to lower your vibration and increase your stress level. If you truly must “keep informed” use the Internet to pick and choose what kind of information you are being exposed to.
3. Avoid Negative People
There will always be people full of negativity and gloom and doom. Stay clear of these “downers” and only spend your precious time with positive people and those that uplift you by their presence. It is your life and your time, so take control over whom you choose to share it with!
4. Spend time in Nature
Even if you only have five or ten minutes, spend time outside and be present while you are doing that. Listen to the birds, the wind moving in the trees, and notice the majesty of the natural environment. We are restored and soothed by images of nature, and spending time outside serves to remind us of the greater picture and our own space in the Universe.
5. Do at least one kind thing for another person each Day
The saying, “Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty” applies here. Sometimes the simple act of a sincere compliment, smile, or kind word can totally change the energy of someone’s day, and therefore creates a ripple of positive energy that can be passed on to others. If everyone did this, think of how different society would function! It starts with each one of us, here and now. We are all connected, so a simple act of kindness benefits us all.
Go forth and BE joyful!