When working, we all want to be in the best environment because we believe that it influences our productivity and our quality of work. The same principle applies to our bedrooms! Feng Shui principles offer tips that will benefit not only your body but also your internal energy or chi that is the energy of life itself.
If you’re having a hard time sleeping well at night, then these Feng Shui bedroom tips will be a real treat! Read on and get up to speed because you’re about to say goodbye to sleepless nights.
Breathe the good stuff in!
Good air circulation is mandatory to attain positive Feng Shui energy. Keep your windows open so that fresh air gets in and out of your room at all times. If you live in an area where the air is polluted (say, in a busy city), you could use an air purifier instead.
If you happen to be keeping plants in your bedroom, it’s advised to put them outside instead. However, if you really want to keep them inside, make sure that they are placed as far away from your bed as possible.
It’s a no-go with gadgets
In the modern age, having electronics in one’s bedroom is not a surprise anymore. In fact, most would have their computers, laptops, and TVs inside the bedroom for convenience and for easy entertainment within bed’s reach.
However, electronics and exercise equipment do not fare well with bedroom Feng Shui since these gadgets are often attributed to work whereas the bed, of course, is something for resting. Hence, the energies of work and rest within the same area are incompatible.
Distractions by the urge to watch some Netflix show, check emails, or even exercise will destroy one’s Feng Shui energy, so it’s advised not to have electronics in the bedroom for uninterrupted rest. Also, darkness helps the body adjust for sleep, so being away from digital screens will serve you well at night.
Light me up, buttercup
Just like in taking selfies, lighting is everything when it comes to getting good sleep! But in Feng Shui, it means a whole lot more than looking good in pictures because lighting can affect your mood either positively or negatively. It’s imperative that you have lights that are good for specific activities, like having enough sun in the bedroom for morning activities and settling with cooler-toned LED lights at night for the body’s preparation for sleep. If you want, you may try bulbs that change colour at night to assist your circadian rhythm.
Take note of light placement in the bedroom, too. Make sure that the room is well-lit, and for some more control of light during daytime, use blinds and curtains. Place the lightings near your farmhouse home sign wall to feel more of that rustic vibe.
The perfect position
When talking about Feng Shui, positions in the bedroom are more important than what you might think. Following the bedroom principles, position your bed such that you can get in and out of it from both sides. It shouldn’t also be positioned in front of the doorway. Lastly, it’s recommended to place a nightstand on either side of the bed as it creates balance and security in the room.
Neglect what reflects
Mirrors are generally not recommended inside bedrooms, but if you plan to have or already have one, make sure that it isn’t facing the bed and not anywhere near it enough for you to see your reflection in it.
Don’t miss the mess
Even minus Feng Shui principles, it’s known that having a bedroom full of clutter proves to mess with our mood. It’s important to keep one’s room tidy, with things neatly packed away at their proper places. Clear out the clutter one space at a time: start with your bedside table, the pile sitting on the chair, and then the stuff under the bed. Once everything’s in place, avoid letting a pile of stuff build up before you feel like fixing around. Practice neatness.
Messy places harbour negative energy, and you don’t want that aura to follow you around… especially inside the place where you rest.
Do let me close one more door!
Before sleeping, make sure to close all doors in your bedroom—your bathroom door, closet door, the actual bedroom door. This is to keep the positive energy inside. If you leave doors open, you’re allowing the positive chi to flow out and the negative energy to go in. So, to get a proper shut-eye, remember to shut the door.
Following these Feng Shui principles will definitely help you sleep better, but keep in mind that all these are fruitless without having a positive mindset while executing the tips above. Keep on track and put some effort in, and you’ll find yourself resting in a peaceful and inviting atmosphere that’s conducive to a good night’s sleep.