Today’s world is obsessed with positive energy and living life to the fullest — or at least that’s what many influencers would have us believe through their social media.
You watch unrealistic “get ready with me” videos and “morning routines” that make it seem like these peaceful lives are super easy to obtain.
However, on the other hand, you have people instilling fear into you and have you expecting the worst now that mercury is in retrograde.
Whatever the reason, this is the perfect time for you to revamp your whole life and reflect on what makes you feel whole. Ponder on the things that will help you feel at ease and work towards achieving these goals.
Are you ready to make that first step towards growth and positivity but not sure where to start? Here are some tips to help you keep positive energy in your home.
Positive energy lies in order and balance
Having a house full of clutter can cause a lot of inner turmoil and exasperation in your mind. According to a study by Caroline J. Rogers and Dr. Rona Hart, “when the home is experienced as tidy and ordered, the mind is free to focus on more important things such as goal achievement, self-regulation, and performance.”
Seeing your environment filled with mess and a never-ending list of chores due to clutter will eventually cause great stress. And, of course, this starts to cause negative vibes and energy in your home.
This is why making a conscious effort to declutter will ultimately benefit you.
For example, the art of Feng Shui seeks for you “to harness energy forces and establish harmony between an individual and their environment.” You do so by arranging your home in ways that bring you peace. The energy in your home is broken down into eight areas or “Bagua,” such as family, knowledge, and wealth. So naturally, arranging your home in a way that exemplifies these areas of energy will bring peace and positivity into your home.
But how exactly do you get started?
You can tackle one room at a time, sorting through all your stuff and only keeping things you actually use and need. The infamous junk drawer in your kitchen? Clear it out! You’d be surprised at the number of broken pens, old receipts, and garbage we throw in there just to keep it out of sight. Get rid of that old piece of furniture that you no longer like but have been putting off throwing away.
Once you finish decluttering your home, try your best to keep it this way. If you come home with new purchases, put them away instead of creating a pile of bags for you to sort through later.
Dirtied some bowls while preparing dinner? Wash them as you wait for your food to be ready. This way, you won’t be left with the overwhelming feeling of having to pick up after a long day.
Add greenery to your home. Start living your señora era unapologetically. Add some plants to your space (of course, make sure they are not toxic if you have pets at home). According to a study, “active interaction with indoor plants can reduce physiological and psychological stress.”
Therefore, having plants at home can help you keep positive energy in your home as they produce feelings of well-being. You can add them to your desk, your windowsill, your balcony – the options are endless. You can even hang some eucalyptus leaves on your shower head to feel that pleasant aroma while also enjoying the soothing visual it provides.
Finding peace and balance from within
We have seen that having a tidy home will bring positive energy into your home, but what about the mental aspect of it? The mind-body connection is more than just a theory; we can now understand that the mind and body are connected, and it can impact our well-being. By understanding this, consider the benefits of practicing meditation at home.
For example, according to a study, “mantra meditation typically involves continually repeating a chosen word, phrase or set of syllables (silently or aloud) while passively disregarding any internal or external distractions.”
Mantra meditation has been shown to help improve mental health. A way to incorporate mantra meditations is by reciting prayers.
Researchers have found that praying the rosary can positively affect your heart health since it naturally slows your breathing and “induce favorable psychological and possibly physiological effects.”
Practicing meditation at home will improve your general sense of well-being within yourself and exude it into your home.
Don’t wait any longer to curate that peaceful home environment you have dreamed of.