How to Feng Shui Your Bedroom for a Better Night’s Sleep
Your bedroom is your sanctuary or even an oasis, an escape from the stress. That’s why it’s important to set it up in the most optimal way for a good night’s sleep. The art of Feng Shui, an ancient Chinese method to balance your home to create happier and more successful lives room by room, plays an important role in creating that optimal space.
Keep your bedroom clutter free. A room is a space for sleep, reading, meditating, having sex and getting ready. You should never bring work to bed. Try to keep objects to a minimum and give them a home.
Keep things tidy:
Fold extra blankets in your basket. When hanging things in the open, make sure they’re neat and tidy. Make your bed every morning.
Since your bed is the focal point in the bedroom, it’s important to follow these basic rules. Aim for equality, this will help create balanced energy. Make sure the bed is a good height to allow for that balanced energy to flow under the bed. Avoid mirrors that face your bed directly. Have a good supporting wall behind your bed and a headboard. Make sure the bed is positioned as far from the door and window as possible. Shelves should never be placed over your bed.
Besides the perfect bed layout, it’s important for your bed to be comfortable. Get the right mattress for you, sheets that you love and comfortable pillows. You have to love being in your bed, you’re in it for about 8 hours every day, so make it snug and satisfying.
Everything has a home:
When organizing your jewelry, make sure that they’re displayed neatly; not cluttered and tangled. Curate little vignettes in your bedroom with objects that make you feel good (to bring in positive energy) and work well together.
Close doors and drawers:
Keep your closet doors, and dresser drawers closed. Make sure that nothing is poking out. Keep your closet and drawers organized. When you go to sleep, close your bedroom door and if you have an adjacent bathroom, keep that door closed, it allows positive chi to stay while negative energy out.
In general, it’s best to keep electronics to a minimum. If you have a TV in the bedroom, make sure you can hide it when it’s time for sleep. It’s also not great to have your laptop or iPad in bed with you. Ideally no iPhone, but it might serve as your alarm, so put it on night mode. If you need an alarm clock, have one where it doesn’t shine a bright light. Have soft lighting, try not to use the overhead light, unless you can dim it.
Since your bedroom is your oasis, enjoy a little aromatherapy to help you fall asleep.
My go-to nighttime aromatherapy products are the Stress Release diffuser oil and the Sleep Well roll on from Saje.
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