This is an article from my December 2015 newsletter. To read the newsletter in its entirety, click here.
The end of a year is a time for examining what is, and is not going well in our lives. It is a time for reflection and for making adjustments necessary in order to create a healthier, happier, year ahead. Feng Shui is an ancient environmental system that can be used to analyze and adjust features in our living and working spaces that directly and indirectly influence our emotional and physical well-being. By examining our spaces from a feng shui perspective, we can contemplate the year that has passed and become prepared for the months ahead.
1. Start by taking a good look at where you have spent the most time during this past
year. Whether it is your living room, bedroom, car, office, or somewhere else, that environment has had an effect on your day-to-day well- being and state of mind.
Name ONE thing that you would like to improve the most (color, furnishings, size of space, light, comfort, etc.) about this space and make a commitment to change it by the end of this month. If the space is dark, add lighting and mirrors, if the color is not pleasing, paint or change the artwork and accessories, if the furniture isn’t comfortable, replace it,…you get the idea. Consider this improvement as an upgrade to your life during the months ahead! Your future self will thank you for it!
2. What area of your life gave you the most stress these past twelve months? Each compass direction in the home corresponds to a Life Aspiration Area (wealth, career, etc.). Chapter six in my book, Feng Shui that Makes Sense
tells you exactly how to determine the location of each area in your home. Take a look at the area in your home that corresponds to the area in which you feel you were the least happy. Is that area cluttered? Do you have the proper elements placed there? Have you minimized the elements that are detrimental to this meridian point? Make optimizing this point a priority to prepare for the coming year.