Amanda Gibby Peters, founder of Simple Shui (a modern-day, mission-driven, love-based practice of Feng Shui) and author of Simple Shui for Every Day: 365 Ways to Feng Shui Your Life, is sharing a series of easy, attainable Feng Shui and mindfulness tips here on Fab Everyday over the coming weeks, and we are bringing you the second article today. In case you didn’t catch the first article in our Feng Shui series, you can read it here: When you don’t know what else to do, sweep – Feng Shui mindfulness rituals for home health. Now more than ever, with all the uncertainty from the pandemic, we felt it important to share some simple steps for you to take some control of your environment and calm some of the feelings of uncertainty and overwhelm through the practice of Feng Shui.
Today Amanda is sharing 4 housekeeping tips that will improve your clarity. With the uncertainty we feel right now because of COVID, more clarity can feel very freeing. If you have wondered how to learn Feng Shui while you’ve been spending more time at home, you should start with these simple Feng Shui cleaning tips, and grab a copy of Amanda’s book for more simple, attainable Feng Shui tips to incorporate into your everyday life. As Amanda says in today’s article, “subtle changes in our surroundings influence behavior and shape our decisions.” I hope you’ll give some of these a try and see what it presents!
Housekeeping Tips That Will Improve Your Clarity
By Amanda Gibby Peters
When we work with Feng Shui, our efforts not only improve our circumstances today, these changes pay themselves forward tomorrow, too. How? Studies tell us that subtle changes in our surroundings influence behavior and shape our decisions. Create an environment that fosters peace of mind and confidence, and we more readily discern wisdom (and possible solutions to problems) without laboring in doubt. So, if you’re nodding along, here are 4 common housekeeping tips that will improve your clarity today (and tomorrow!):
- When overwhelmed with decisions, our ability to make smart choices nosedives. Shui says: Minimize distractions. Make an irrefutable first impression with a focal point in every room that refuses to be missed upon entering. Bright colors, larger-than-life decor, or something beautiful (like flowers) are pros when it comes to grabbing the eye! Once the eye is anchored to this one thing, it can then consume everything else happening in the room without the overwhelm. And less overwhelm equals calm, clear clarity.
- Clear your desk every day. When a work area is bogged down by piles and chaos, guess how we feel? A clean and clear desk increases productivity and job satisfaction. Even better? A tidy surface translates into being able to fully “see your life” and clarify available opportunities. And if that’s not motivation enough, take one guess what ritual top entrepreneurs around the world have in common? A clean desk. Yes, even necessity likes to feel beautiful.
- Windows represent the “eyes” of a home, symbolic of our own ability to see things clearly. When weather grime coats them, we aren’t “seeing” the whole picture. Clean windows not only improve our insight and clarity, the endeavor itself welcomes a lovely ambiance into your life. Even under quarantine-rules, we can DIY and give any accessible windows a little extra shine. Simply fill a bucket or spray bottle with equal parts warm water and white vinegar, and wash away. Use old newspaper to guarantee a streak-free finish. And if you want to amp the vibe around your house, add a couple drops of orange essential oil to the mix when cleaning your inside panes.
- Mirrors are an MVP in the world of Feng Shui because they can have serious flex. As a Feng Shui practitioner, I work with them to lift, double and/or activate energy for a client. So, when it comes to some well-deserved clarity, I encourage my clients to be extra mindful of what’s happening in their mirror reflections. If a mirror animates loads of laundry or weeks of postponed decisions (hello, piles!), it’s compounding some version of that experience in their life. Now that you know a mirror doubles and amplifies what it reflects, use yours for good! Shine it up and place something beautiful in its reflection. Guess what is being doubled now? Isn’t that so much better?
About Amanda Gibby Peters
Amanda Gibby Peters is the voice and founder of Simple Shui – a modern-day, mission-driven, love-based practice of Feng Shui.
She has been successfully teaching Feng Shui techniques and tips for over a decade, witnessing the amazing life transformations of readers and clients alike. Here’s what she knows for sure: “When we work with Feng Shui, it triggers opportunities, enhances our potential for success, and reconnects us with our own wisdom to influence positive change.”
Amanda has been called “the Martha Stewart of Feng Shui” – and her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Food52, My Domaine, MindBodyGreen, and Well+Good. You can currently listen to Amanda’s shui tips on Amazon. And while you’re on Amazon, grab her new book – Simple Shui for Every Day: 365 Ways to Feng Shui Your Life.
Amanda is Dallas-based with an international clientele. She lives with her husband, twin daughters, and their rescue dog, Ruby.
Keep following along for more from Amanda Gibby Peters here on Fab Everyday in the weeks ahead!