Our surroundings play a significant role in influencing our moods, feelings, and emotions. The Asian system encompasses different methodologies that aim at creating positive energy in our surroundings. Feng Shui, Vastu, Wei Wei are a few examples; all these techniques focus on creating a space around us that has a healthy flow of universal life energy.
These methodologies focus on maintaining the energies in the spaces around us by correct placement of objects. The Chinese believe that there is a vital force of power that runs through all living beings and is called “Chi.” The flow of chi in our surroundings needs to be balanced and unobstructed. Otherwise, it would affect our mental health and well-being.
Well whether you believe in these philosophies or not, we can’t disagree with the fact that the energy in our surroundings does affect our mood. For instance, if you spend time with people who radiate bad vibes and only demotivate others, you won’t feel good inside. Similarly, there are certain places, objects or situations where you can automatically sense the negativity.
According to another perspective of Quantum physics, all beings are vibrating masses of energy. Our beliefs, thoughts, and perceptions have a substantial impact on the experiences we bring to ourselves. So according to the theory, if we want to change our circumstances we life, all we need to do is change our thoughts about it.
All these theories, no matter how different their origin is, hint at the same thing, that the energy within and around us strongly affects our life in multiple ways. Now that we have established the importance of positivity around us let’s look at means of boosting the energy in our surroundings.
As for your workplace and other spaces that aren’t solely yours, you can’t do a lot as there will be other people radiating energies in the same environment. You can’t make a lot of changes to the place, but you can always use tools such as meditation to bring inner peace.
Our home is the place where we head to unwind and relax after a long day outside. After all the experiences that we go through the entire day, we imagine a calm environment where we can relax and kill the negative thoughts. Therefore it is vital to fill up the place with positivity.
Here are the few ways to help you out with that:
1. Bring Nature inside your Home
Nature is a source of positive energy and healthy vibes. There are different plants that you can keep inside your home to promote relaxation such as Jasmine, Aloe Vera, Lavender, and Rosemary. Some of these can ward off allergies, improve cognitive function and help combat anxiety.
2. Adopt a Pet
It may sound unusual to some people, but pets can add a whole lot of positive energy to your home. It is because they teach us empathy and unconditional love. A pet shows us how it feels like to care for someone, nurture and nourish them and thus boost our self-esteem.
They fill our hearts with compassion; those licks and purrs can melt our hearts and brighten up our mood no matter how hard of a day we have had. Nonetheless getting a pet is a big responsibility and the decision should be made after careful consideration.
3. Add Some Colors to Your Home
According to research the colors in our home can significantly affect our moods and behavior. Each color has a different impact and impacts your overall energy and personality. You can add these colors to your clothes, accessories and most importantly to your home.
Red can cause your adrenaline to kick in and hence can drastically increase the energy in the surroundings rather than developing peace and serenity. Thus it won’t do much good for your bedroom. Green can create a joyful space, a tranquil environment and can induce relaxation.
Purple is an exciting color that invokes creativity but for those who find lighter shades soothing can opt for lavender. Orange is excellent for boosting energy and uplifting your mood.
4. Clean up Space and fill it with Happy Memories
Clutter and mess in your surroundings don’t only make your home look untidy but also block your mind and thoughts. To improve focus and boost your inner creativity, clean up your space and organize your items, toss off things that you don’t use anymore. Once you are done shining your house, invite your friends and family over and create beautiful memories.
5. Aromatherapy Can Help
Pleasant smells and odors in the surroundings can boost our mood and feelings. There are essential oils that can be sprayed using diffusers to clear out the bacteria, virus and negative energies. These smells can also reduce stress, help people with insomnia and have an overall calming effect. Some essential oils that can help include:
Peppermint is useful for relieving headaches. Peppermint, lavender and strawberry fragrances have also been shown to improve focus and concentration.
Cedar wood, Lavender, Juniper, and Sage are great for clearing out existing negative energies, maintaining a balance and transforming dull emotions into happiness and positivity.
Vanilla, Lavender, Coffee, and Rose can help combat stress and anxiety. According to a study conducted by Maryland University, Lavender, in particular, can help lower tension, uplift mood, and improve sleep quality.
You can try different smells and see what works best for your home.