My first Friday off and I spent it oversleeping for the very first time in forever. My sleep has no sane pattern, it’s a mish-mash between a jumble and a scribble. There are mornings when I’ll be wide awake at 5 am and days when I struggle to open my eyes at 7 am. Today, however, I awoke at 10 am, a timing my blurry eyes have never witnessed. A shock, even for me, but at least I can say I got a much deserved good night’s sleep.
Finally out of bed and having completed part of my morning routine. I did a small online search for Feng Shui tips for the house. I take each day as a fresh new beginning, an opportunity to improve where I can. Instead of spending time searching for clothes to buy as I always do. I’m taking a new approach and interest, investing more time in redecorating my space, wholefully (the more I write the more I feel like I’m making up my own words). My home, my room is the most important space to me, it’s a reflection of me. Even the clutter I’m working to get rid of or rearrange. It’s funny as I always forget about the clutter I have accumulated when I make a new purchase. I tell myself “I need this” and “it’s only small, there’s a little room for it”.
I do agree with the fact a calm home reflects and enforces a calm self. While I’m continuously working on my inner self I wish to also harmonise my surroundings as much as I can. Of course, the number one rule is to start from the beginning, with decluttering. To follow the Feng Shui guide this is elemental. Energy needs the freedom to flow freely throughout the space. Looking at my clutter every single day I can see where my blockage starts, ends and why as my eyes too can’t look past it.
I have launched an organising plan to declutter the little area, dedicating 15 minutes to the stash everyday. With that plan well and truly underway. I’ve set myself a small incentive, which is to buy a small plant once a week, with the money I save from making my work lunches at home. Plants purify the air through photosynthesis, they absorb toxins and convert the lingering carbon dioxide into fresh oxygen. Apart from Jasmine and lily, I don’t have a picky list.
Saying the names of two delicate flowers brings me to luscious fragrances. Feng Shui encourages the use of certain essential oils throughout the home to create a serene environment. Each elemental scent has its unique benefits in awakening the emotions to balance and enhance positive energy. For the bedroom, the essential fragrances are ylang-ylang and jasmine. I’m delving straight in with dousing my room in two of my favourite aromas.