You have probably heard of Feng Shui, but if you are like me, you don’t know much about it.  It can get quite complex, but you need not know everything about it to see the benefits. The Chinese words "Feng" and "Shui" translate to mean “wind” and “water," respectively. This concept is derived from an ancient poem that talks about human life being connected and flowing with the environment around it.

One of the main goals of Feng Shui is to arrange the pieces in living spaces to create balance with the natural world. The goal is to harness energy forces and establish harmony between individuals and their environment. It focuses on having dedicated spaces for particular tasks and uncluttered living areas. 

Understanding without knowing

Feng Shui is about how you react to your environment on a fundamental level. Let me give you an example. A cluttered room can be distracting and often make people feel like things are out of control.  However, an organized room tailored for productivity will make productivity easier. 

In essence, it's about structuring a room to make it work for you, not the other way around. A big step is making sure things are clean and neat. Then, ensure your movement is not impaired, and you have plenty of room to move around and feel comfortable.

What to do?

Feng Shui can get very complex and detailed, but here are some basics...

Arrange your room for different headspaces. We all have work and relaxation mode, so dedicate spaces to do these things and do not cross them.

For example, when you have work to do at home,  it usually requires focus and attention. That is something to be done at a desk or table, not a couch or bed that you associate with relaxing.  In essence, if you dedicate spaces to specific tasks, all while keeping a good structure to your room, you will be in good shape.  There are also basic guidelines for how furniture and items should be situated in relationship to windows and doors. 

Here is a checklist of Feng Shui rules for every room in your home to help you create more peace and balance.

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