Yes you’ve cleaned and had a cupboard clear out, but after a year of Lockdowns, and spending more time in the house than ever before, it’s probably time to go further and to give your home an ‘energy re-boot’… using 2021’s hottest principles.
Applying a mix of Feng Shui fundamentals, the practice of living in harmony with our environment, Marie Kondo’s Japanese art of tidying, and new wellbeing technology these are the top six ways to re-energise your home, 2021-style according to a leading wellness expert.
“While our home décor is a reflection of who we are and what we like, similarly any negative energy in the home can reflect back on its occupants whether you realise it or not,” says Lucy Blyth, wellbeing expert and founder of energydots.
“From working, schooling, exercising, relaxing, virtual socialising and so much more – the demands that we have been placing on our homes, and added clutter, tech and noise that comes with it, will undoubtedly have had an adverse impact on its overall energy… and perhaps not in a positive way as we all struggle to cope with the stresses of the pandemic.
“Which makes now the perfect time to give the ‘energy’ in your house some TLC – by removing anything that may be promoting negative energy and making some small changes to help you get that good energy flowing.”
Here are my top tips that everyone can apply to help to re-energise and re-boot a home’s frequencies.
1. Kick start with a Kondo clear out
Marie Kondo advocates keeping only things that spark joy and that this will make you feel much lighter psychologically and spiritually. From a Feng Shui perspective, decluttering will help positive energy flow through your home.
With life slowly starting to return to normal, it’s time to get on top of the clutter by throwing away absolutely everything that you don’t need. The process of discarding these things will be cathartic enough, but you will be amazed at how less chaotic and stressed you feel once you have a tidy living and working space.
Key items to focus on include:
- The piles of paperwork and clutter that build up around the home – sort through these, file away what you need and throw away what you don’t. You can opt to switch to non-paper banking and many important documents such as insurance renewals are available online so you may not need paper versions of these
- Anything that is broken and can’t be fixed – toys, ornaments, furniture etc
- Old electricals, mobile phones, gadgets and chargers – you can often trade these in online
- Clothes that no longer fit or that you no longer wear – be ruthless. You can sell these online or take them to a charity shop.
2. Begin with your bedroom
Often in a mixed household, it can be hard to control how tidy a house stays but your bedroom is a place where you can create your own sanctuary and a place to re-charge.
Start by making your bed every morning – again this can set the tone for the day to help you start in a positive and organised way. Your bedroom shouldn’t be cluttered and overcrowded but you should use it as a place to display your favourite things and most treasured possessions – this can help to provide an additional protection from negative energy. Keep the room light and bright with soft fabrics. The belief is that your possessions absorb good energy and then share it with you while you sleep.
3. Harmonise the home
Designed to work alongside Feng Shui principles, a spaceDOT is a room harmoniser, which has been developed to rebalance energy, as well as realign any geopathic, historical, architectural or emotional disturbances. At its centre is a low-powered magnet that has been programmed with resonant frequencies, which are designed to uplift any environment. Simply attach a spaceDOT to an object in your home and it will work within a five metre radius to rebalance your space. And if your home has become a haven for laptops, tablets, consoles and mobile phones then you could be experiencing energetic disturbances emitted by wireless radiation. For this add smartDOTs to devices to retune frequencies at their source.
4. Benefit from biophilia
Introducing more house plants into your living space will not only freshen up your interior, but there are lots of proven wellbeing, productivity and physical health benefits too. What is more, having something to care for and nourish can be extremely uplifting – having a positive knock-on effect on the energy in your home. When choosing new plants, there are many species which are said to bring or increase the positive energy in your living space. These include Orchids, Jasmine, Bamboo, Money Plants, Peace Lilies, Sage and Aloe Vera. So if you’re thinking of buying a house plant as a gift then these could provide the added benefit of good energy.
5. Use mood enhancing colours
Natural light is a huge energy and mood booster and can improve how your living space makes you feel. Make sure that you open blinds and curtains every day to let as much natural light in as possible, and think about how you can add more light with lamps and light fittings that increase light flow – changing to brighter and more natural-light bulbs. If you are redecorating or buying new home accessories then consider the colour and how that can lift your mood. Yellow is a hugely uplifting colour so introducing yellow touches and accessories can help to bring good energy in. Pink is also a joyful colour and green is great for energy. Of course, only use colours that you really love or this will have the opposite effect on your mood and energy!
6. Welcome positivity in
Our front doors, hallways and front gardens are really key when it comes to Feng Shui and applying these principles makes a lot of sense – especially as we have been spending a lot of time socialising at a distance from our doorstep! According to Feng Shui, your front garden represents your future so it should be kept beautiful, well maintained and tidy. Your front door represents wealth so it should be in good condition and your hallway is crucial for letting energy flow through your house so it should be kept clutter free. Of course your front garden, door and then hallway are the first things you see when you return to your home, so making them as welcoming, well maintained and tidy as possible will mean that you enter your house with positivity and good energy. There is nothing worse for your mood then falling over a pile of coats and shoes every time you come in your house!
“As we take steps towards life returning to normal re-balancing and re-energising your home really can make a huge difference in how your feel emotionally and physically. Now is the perfect time to make these positive changes and reap the rewards.”