If you’re like the majority of the people on the planet right now you’re spending way more time at home these days than you ever intended. Feeling cooped up in your space despite efforts to spend socially distant time outside, may suggest the need for changing some things up inside to promote energetic wellness. As the energy in your home can affect your mood, productivity, and overall wellness, why not use this time to clear out what you don’t need, move some furniture around, and get a fresh new outlook on what you can do to your space?
It is no question that our environment affects how we function so we’ve come up with some wellness focused tips on creating an energetically healthy and clean environment for you and your family. In our opinion, a combination of Feng Shui, Marie Kondo’s organizational methods, and some positive cleansing practices can really turn the energetic wellness around in your home. Let’s take a look:
1.) Feng Shui:
There are so many facets to Feng Shui that we couldn’t possible cover them all here but Feng Shui concepts are at the root of energetic wellness in the home so we definitely can’t leave it out. For a thorough look at all of the energetic wellness concepts of Feng Shui, we recommend The Complete Illustrated Guide to Feng Shui by Lillian Too. In its most basic message though, Feng Shui promotes the idea of arranging your furniture in a way that it feels good to you and promotes energetic wellness. These arrangements can change as life does so think about the best flow of traffic through your house when making decisions on where to place things.
Light and color are also big Feng Shui factors that can affect your overall wellness. The colors in your space should complement each other as this will bring a sense of cohesiveness and completion to the room. Try to stay away from harsh overhead lighting and opt for lamp light instead as this will create a calming effect in your space.
2.) Doesn’t Serve You? Throw it Out!
If you’ve never watched Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix, consider this part of the article a show recommendation as well. On her show as well as in her book, Spark Joy, Marie helps you achieve energetic wellness by getting rid of anything that doesn’t spark joy. Not kidding. And if you can wrap your head around it, it feels GREAT to do.
She has her clients go through their homes item by item and evaluate the energetic wellness of that item by asking themselves if they LOVE the object or not. Does this item make them feel joy? If the answer is no, then it is weighing the energetic wellness of their home down and should be donated so that the opportunity for it to spark joy for another can be created. This is a great way to achieve energetic wellness within your home and spread energetic wellness to others. We cannot recommend diving into Marie Kondo’s show enough. It’s a real game changer for at-home energetic wellness improvements.
3.) Keep it Clean!
During a time when viruses and bacteria are more of a threat than ever the hygienic upkeep of your home should totally be amp-ed up. You really can’t be too careful and the overall cleanliness of your home promotes positive energetic wellness. When it comes to cleaning products try and make your own in order to eliminate the chance of toxic chemicals. We mix 3-4 drops of eucalyptus, lemon, and orange essential oils into a spray bottle as an all purpose cleaner. Orange essential oil mixed with hot water is perfect for mopping your floors.
Probably the best tool in our energetic wellness arsenal is sage. Sage smudging is much more than a spiritual practice as it has antiviral and antibacterial properties. It is said to clear your space of negativity and is an ancient tool for energetic wellness. Sage can be found wild in some areas or it can be purchased online. We apply sage smudging to our energetic wellness practices after cleaning each space in our home.
As a final note, bringing plant life into your space is something we’re always going to recommend. It uplifts you, gives you a sense of purpose as you take care of it, and adds natural color.
These are just a few great ways to promote energetic wellness during your time indoors. There are really amazing ways we’ve cultivated over the years that can make this time pleasant for us and we are all about gathering those practices and bringing them to you here. So, fire up your Netflix, tune-in to Marie Kondo, and get ready to spark major joy in your home with these energetic wellness tips. If you are looking for even more advice on improving the energetic wellness of your environment don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always here to help!