1. Get an overall impression.
2. Start to be more mindful of your bedroom.
Do you thank your bedroom? Or do you use every furniture top as a place to house a week-long pile of laundry, the past three days accumulation of worn outfits, and stacks of unopened mail. You need to treat your bedroom with respect so it can nourish you.
3. You need a new mattress.
Make sure you have a comfortable mattress and make sure that it's one that is new to you … meaning it wasn’t someone else’s first. Mattresses absorb Chi, the universal life force. So sleeping on someone else’s old mattress may not make you feel so new and rejuvenated. Yes, getting a new mattress may be a financial investment, but in the longrun, it's well worth it. We have to proclaim we are “well worth it” by investing in something for us.
4. You need a good headboard.
Next, you need a headboard - symbolic for support. You can be creative with this. You can enhance the one you have or even make your own with foam core and fabric. Adorn it with artwork and color, but make sure you don't add a shelf of any kind. It's not wise to sleep with something “hovering over” you.
5. Make your view count.
When you're in bed, what do you see in front of you? When you're lying in bed, what do you see above you? We always have to be attentive as to what is in front of us, because that view gets imbedded within our subconscious. The same idea applies with regards to the artwork and pictures around the room. If you see confusion, don’t be surprised if you feel confused. If you see beauty, don’t be surprised if you tend to smile a lot.
6. Clean everything out from under your bed.
And, may I ask, what's underneath your bed? Hopefully, nothing! Having “stuff” underneath your bed inhibits the flow of Chi, not to mention that it may give you a feeling as if you're lying on a "bunch of crap."
Now, these are just a few ideas of what to look for when examining your bedroom. There’s a lot more, but hopefully this will give you a start.
Your Feng Shui Homework for This Month
Re-examine your bedroom and see what changes you need to make. And I would suggest making a game plan to make the changes.
Franca is an Instructor in the Sheffield Feng Shui course. If you're interested in learning more about feng shui and interior design, then we encourage you to explore the Sheffield School, New York, NY. Sheffield began as an Interior Design school in 1985, and then expanded our course offerings to train people in other design-related fields, including Feng Shui, Wedding and Event Planning, and Jewelry Design. With thousands of active students and more than 50,000 graduates, Sheffield has trained more design professionals than any school in the world.