We talk a lot about home renovation around here, but what if you want to renovate your life? One way to take on this monumental task is by following the Chinese Proverb that says, If you want to change your life, move 27 things in your home. It is the connection between ourselves and our living spaces and the energy we share that is the meat and potatoes of author and feng shui consultant Tisha Morris’s new book, 27 Things To Feng Shui Your Home.
A practical guide for finding our way to a de-cluttered and re-energized life, the book not only tells us how to apply feng shui principles to our homes, but explains why these changes can be the beginning of a life renovation.
Take for example Tisha’s advice to make our least favorite room into our favorite. The author first asks us why this room is our least favorite. Does its contents remind us of something? Does the style suggest stagnancy? Whatever the reason, it’s time to remake the room into something that contrasts with the reason you didn’t like it in the first place. For example, if it is a guest room that was never used, perhaps convert it into a sanctuary for yourself where you can pursue a new hobby.
Another of Tisha’s tips that caught my eye is her advice to get rid of “just-in-case” items. Who isn’t guilty of this one? We keep the most random things sometimes, just in case we’ll need them some day. Why do we do this? Tisha has nailed it, I think. We keep them “just in case a negative condition occurs that is within [our] control.” If you think there’s nothing wrong with that, consider this: By keeping this stuff, we are actually planning for something BAD to happen. What a waste of energy and space!
Ultimately, feng shui is all about intention, so if you approach 27 Things To Feng Shui Your Home with the intention of renovating both your home and your life, you will. Like all good renovations, they’re always worth the time and effort–especially when it comes to the most important renovation of all: your life.