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Energy givers vs takers: you know what it means, but have you paid attention to how the two energies could be playing tug of war in your home?
A few weeks ago, I decided to do an aggressive whole house declutter after stumbling upon a book I purchased a few years ago called The Holistic Home: Feng Shui for Mind, Body, Spirit, Space.
Feng Shui is a Chinese practice about arranging your living space to create harmony and balance. It’s been around for a long time, like thousands of years.
It took me down a rabbit hole and brought up so many emotions and memories of when I was on my Feng Sui kick, obsessing about my home’s energy being in alignment with the practice!
While deep in the rabbit hole, I found this creator, Kate. She shared great tips on what brings energy into your home and what drains it. I’ve listed some of her points and also added a few of my own. I’ve linked her page below.
Energy Givers vs Takers | Home Edition
- Everything Has a Designated Place
- A Welcoming Front Door
- Beautiful window treatments, of course!
- A space that’s set up to serve your goals.
- A weekly cleaning routine.
- A nicely decorated home decor that reflects the best of you.
- You feel at peace when you walk in the door.
- Healthy food in the fridge to keep you fueled up.
- Fresh flowers.
Dimmable bulbs in lamps for a softer, adjustable glow that beats harsh overhead lights. (I’m obsessed with this list I created on Amazon)
- Music playing in the background at all times.
- A place for meditation and reflection.
- Its own, inspiring scent.
- Keeping your toilet lid up.
- Never using your front door.
- Feels heavy and stressful when you arrive at home.
- Clutter build-up, nothing as a real “place to live.”
Holding on to things that you do not love, don’t serve a purpose, or are not being used.
- No cleaning routine.
- Misplacing things all the time because your home is not set up to serve you.
- A sink full of dirty dishes.
News playing in the background all the time.
- Chaos, no place for stillness or reflection.
- Stuff shoved under your bed.
- A closet full of clothes you don’t wear.
- Neglected plants
- Soiled carpet or damaged flooring
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This list is a starting point for assessing what energizes and what drains your home. If you have any items to add, feel free to share in the comments, we’d love to learn from you!
Check out Kate to learn more about fengshui – HomeSlice Living
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