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Get rid of stress using Feng Shui

Nowadays, one of the biggest health concerns for people is stress. Stress can be the cause or mimic many other illnesses or disorders and should be avoided as much as possible.  Of course, it's easier said than done. You can't just magically say, "No more stress in my life! I'm going to relax!"

You can help yourself in many ways: meditating, doing yoga, eating better, exercising... but if you are anything like me, you don't always find the time or the energy to do all that. But, there is one thing that you can do that will help you enormously. You can actually get rid of stress using Feng Shui.

Your surroundings have a lot to do with the way you feel, therefore, if your home or office is cluttered and basically a mess, you will be stressed.  Just thinking, "Gee, I need to clean up this place, I can't find anything", drains you of vital energy. Why have that on top of the everyday stress over which we have no control? In other words, no clutter around you means no clutter in your mind. Organizing your surroundings will help you organize your thoughts. That's part of the philosophy of Feng Shui.

Start little by little and room by room. Don't think you have to dedicate a whole weekend to do this. You can start working on the area where you spend most of your time, or the Feng Shui area that interests you the most. Let's say, your home office.

That mountain of papers or books or bills has to be driving you crazy! Let's start with the papers. Go to your favorite store and get a couple of baskets, or decorative boxes. You can buy cheap gift boxes at the drugstore. Use your Feng Shui Principles and get them in the colors that correspond to an important area in your office. Maybe purple. Later, you will put it in the Wealth Area of either your desk or your office or cubicle. Now, sit down on the floor with all the papers in front of you.  Have a trash can handy. Now, sort! Throw away what you don't need. Really force yourself to get rid of everything you have no use for. Then keep what you need in the box or boxes you bought and label them.Peaceful Stones

That's how you start. You will feel some stress melting away immediately. I would be very surprised if by then, you are not inspired to go a little further and tackle the books, the bills and the rest of the mess. If you need a bookcase or drawers or something to help you, don't think you have to wait until you can buy "the perfect piece". Run to the thrift shop and get something cheap. I will tell you later about another great stress reliever. Just make sure you clean it well.

Think that if you put everything in its place once, it will be so much easier to maintain from then on.

Remember, that once you decide to introduce Feng Shui into your life, you can implement it slowly and at your own pace so you won't get overwhelmed. There is so much to learn and so much to do. But it's worth it, so just start doing it.

That is the way to start getting rid of stress by using Feng Shui.