Sunday, June 25, 2006

Improving Your Attitude (and Possibly Finances) with Feng Shui

I've been debating for a while whether to discuss this subject or not. Some people have gotten hot under the collar when I discuss Feng Shui. But I believe the little changes I have done with my home has improved my attitude and made it possible for me to improve my financial situation.

When I left my job outside of the home, it was a job where a lot of people relied on me. I knew that I would have to give at least two month's notice to ensure a smooth transition for my replacement. I knew I wanted to work at home, but at the same time I couldn't just leave my other job with a normal two week notice.

So, I gave my notice at my job even before having another one. Things ended up pretty tight and looking a little bleak because I wasn't finding work like I had hoped. You may think I am pretty upbeat now, but I wasn't back then. I took a leap of faith and I wasn't landing on my feet. If I started this blog back then, you would have been reading a very different blog. One that was very bitter in tone.

I came across Feng Shui and started reading about it. I began doing a few things around the home, like changing the arrangement of the living room and bedrooms and I started feeling better and my attitude improved. Then I started getting jobs. They were small jobs, but I was bringing in some money to help with the bills. I found myself feeling better about life and I felt hopeful again.

Now, there are things in Feng Shui that I do not do because I don't understand the reasoning behind it. But, some things, like arranging furniture so you can see an entrance makes sense to me. Much of the reasoning behind furniture placement in Feng Shui involves making yourself feel comfortable and safe in your home. Feeling better about your home then can help improve your attitude overall.

As I often say, everyone is different. That's what makes life so interesting and diverse. I have enjoyed how Feng Shui has improved the feel of my home but I know it's not for everyone. But because it has helped my attitude immensely, which I feel was instrumental in increasing my income, I decided to write about it.

You can get to know a little more about me at I started that blog in January, but it has since been retired so to speak and I only write if I find something interesting or if I try something new. I actually haven't made any new changes to my home in a while since most of the changes were done last year and the beginning of this year. There are a few things I would like to do, but they cost money so those will need to wait until a later date.

Anyways, thought I would share :)


SeattleEditor said...

Hi! Thanks so much for the link to my blog - that is very cool!

And may I advise that Feng Shui may indeed have something to it. I swear, ever since we did some basic Feng Shui to our apt - including I Ching coins in the proper corn on red fabric, we suddenly started having opportunities and extra money flying at us from every direction! It is certainly worth trying!

Jackie said...

While I haven't read much about Feng Shui besides the first few paragraphs on the link you posted, I have to say that since I hung up some capiz shells in our entry way that chime I just smile everytime I walk by. I did it for looks, and then found the happy unintended side benefits.