9 Simple Feng Shui Tips to Improve Your Mood and Revamp Your Room!

Ever heard of feng shui? If not, you're in luck, because we've got your quickie tutorial right here.

We had the opportunity to chat with Laura Benko, design expert and author of The Holistic Home: Feng Shui for Mind, Body, Spirit, Space who revealed the history and contemporary meaning of the practice.

According to Laura, feng shui is an ancient art that began in China thousands of years ago with the end goal of situating yourself in the best way possible so that good fortune would come your way.

Although today many of the ancient tenets still hold true, Laura explained that feng shui now means creating a space that is "…organized, beautiful, inspiring, clean and efficient." 

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If your mind is feeling a little bogged down and your bedroom is feeling less than inspiring, these nine powerful feng shui tips provided by Laura will get you back in your groove.

 

1. Update Your Room

Laura suggested you begin by asking yourself when you updated your room last. If you've outgrown your current decor, it's time for change!

"It's important to decorate your space in a way that not only matches where you're at now, but where you'd like to be," she told us.

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2. Create Areas That Support Your Goals

It's critical that you have a designated space to complete tasks that will help you reach your objectives.

If you need to do more studying, then make sure you have a clean and clear desk space, and if you want to do more DIY projects, create an area for crafting. It's as easy as that!

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3. Make Your Bed Everyday

It's amazing how doing this one little thing can control how your day goes. Laura told us that this task "…psychologically sets the tone for a prepared day."

So, make your bed, and prepare for the best day ever.

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4. Remove Out-of-Season Clothes from Your Closet

Laura nailed it on the head when she said, "Your closet is prime real estate and should only contain what you are currently wearing."

Don't clog up your storage space with clothes that never see the light of day. Store out-of-season clothes elsewhere! You'll feel like you have more closet space, and clothes you actually wear will be more visible. A win-win situation.

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5. Be Wary Where You Charge Your Phone at Night

Did you know that electronic devices radiate EMF's (electric magnetic fields) that can interfere with sleep and cause headaches?

Laura strongly advises that you place all chargers, tablets and phones across the room from your bed. You don't need them anyway, when you're catching some serious ZZZ's.

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6. Avoid Using Too Much Red or Orange in Your Bedroom

Go take a peek at your room right now. Is the dominant color in your decor red or orange? If it is, it might be time to rethink your color scheme!

According to Laura, "More neutral colors like white, creams, pastels and greys create a more peaceful place that is best for getting a good night's sleep."

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7. Hang Your Mirror at Eye Level 

You're a growing girl, and you definitely should not be crouching down to see yourself in your mirror.

"Over time it creates a subconscious feeling of unbalance," Laura told us. Rehang your mirror at eye level and prepare to stand up straight as you get ready for the day.

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8. Don't Store Anything Under Your Bed

If you're currently using the space under your bed for storage, you could be seriously messing up your chi.

"You want the chi—or energy—to flow easily underneath it," explained Laura. Otherwise you are hindering all the best to unfold in your life. You don't want that!

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9. Avoid Clutter

This one should be a no-brainer. Clutter is not good for you, in fact, it "stagnates" your energy.

Why would you want things around that are bringing your mood down? It's time to declutter, destress and be happy. ????

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Feng shui aways, girls!

 

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