Don’t just escape but self-pamper!
Want to escape as the holiday season approaches?
Don’t feel bad about it.
Preparing for the holidays doesn’t have to be stressful.
Don’t even try to do everything alone. Delegate. Ask for help. Make it a fun family project.
It is crucial to declutter, clean, and organize, so you can feel relaxed. Don’t let junk, mess, dirt steal your valuable energy.
It’s high time for taking salt baths you’ve been putting off, sipping amazing herbal teas, indulging in artisan chocolate.
Try new recipes with grounding and get-happy ingredients like root vegetables, mushrooms, beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains, fish, and turkey.
Catch up on your sleep.
The center of your home (or a room) is the Health Area in Feng Shui. Enhance the element of Earth here to balance and ground you.
Stay away from electronics as much as possible.
If you want your energy to shift express gratitude, contemplate, meditate, pray, breathe consciously, cleanse your chakras, use mantras and mudras.
Engage in joyful activities. Connect with your Inner Child, let it out and create some art.
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Boost curb appeal and front door allure
It’s essential how you let energy enter your life.
It’s symbolized by how it enters your property and your home itself.
Don’t let unnecessary, disorganized, or broken things ruin your experience: NO overgrown or dead plants, rickety stairs or handrails, obstructed entry, peeling paint, jammed door.
Clear the pathway from the street to the entrance, line it with lights/mobiles/plants.
Welcome vital energy (and your guests!) with a clear, well-lit, and inviting front door. Repaint the door, if necessary. Choose its color wisely, according to what message you are trying to send about yourself.
(Red: Fire element- to attract opportunities and good luck,
Black: Water element- to help you network and make more friends,
Brown: Earth element- to feel grounded,
Green: Wood element- to invite new beginnings).
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Nurture with Nature
Real plants and flowers (esp. with fragrance) elevate your mood and make your heart sing.
Large or small images of botanicals enchant you by connecting to the sacredness of creation in nature.
Fruits in bowls are inviting and symbolize abundance.
Sounds of nature just nourish your soul.
Lights, lights, and more lights!
- draw attention to certain elements of décor
- enhance colors and natural materials
- make textures (stone/brick walls) look more exciting
- brighten up rooms
- lift the energy of the space overall.
Use color as therapy. Choose consciously but be brave to experiment.
How about velvet pillows and throws in rich gemstone colors? A red sofa?
An amazing piece of art – that speaks to your soul – as a focal point?
Make colors pop this season. Go to Mother Nature for inspiration.
Whimsical patterns can be lots of fun. Use patterns in different scales and stay with a few colors for a harmonizing effect.
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Bring in texture
Spice up colors with your choices of textures. They add depth and coziness to the interior.
Surprise yourself, your family and friends with unexpected tactile treats:
- wool fabrics and rugs, natural fiber floor coverings
- rustic stones and breathtaking gemstones
- warm wood and rattan
- exotic leather and banana leaves.
Become an artist in layering them.
Spruce up neglected areas
Paint/wallpaper/tiles/your own mural paired with a market-find piece of furniture? It’s up to you. The possibilities are endless.
Use those hand-painted china plates, the silver cutlery, and the crystal glasses. Celebrate in style.
Retreat to a world of serenity
Essential oils, scented candles (and apple pie baking in the oven) create a calm ambience, bring back pleasant memories.
Listen to high-vibrational music for your peace of mind.
Infuse your nest with your dedication, passion, and love.
It will nourish your body-mind-soul in return.
Energy-cleanse with sage.
Bless your home with loving thoughts, and gentle deeds.
Keep the 5 Elements balanced for optimal energy flow – self-empowerment,
Be grateful for your safe haven.
Photo Credit for Featured Image: Pixabay, StockSnap
Julianna Kocsis is a Feng Shui Specialist, Organizational Expert, Intuitive Vibrational Catalyst, Textile Design Archivist. She is also the founder of Talila Consulting. Bringing Order and Harmony to your Home, Work and Life.