If you’ve ever been physically put out of commission by an injury or illness, you’re probably aware that resting and staying in one place for a while eventually starts to hurt. At first the respite feels good, but over time your body gets sore and achy. You begin to feel tired and sluggish even without any exertion. You don’t even realize how immobile you’ve become, until you actually start moving again. When you finally begin to stretch and exercise again, you realize how stiff and stuck everything has become.
The same thing happens in your house when everything stays the same. The space can feel comfortable and familiar, but eventually the energy gets slow and sluggish. With little notice, the space no longer lifts you up. Over time everyone in the space can become tired and disinterested. Not only have your surrounding stopped nourishing you, but it starts to weigh you down.
This is why renovating or redecorating can feel so good, because it shakes up that stuck energy that hasn’t been moving. But these kind of big changes are not possible all the time, so it’s important to find ways to create consistent movement and occasional updates that will keep the space vital. Here are a few ways to keep your space fresh and nourishing:
- Add a fountain or a kinetic sculpture – these bring movement and flow into any space
- Play music and dance around often for bonus points – the vibrations will shake things up
- Move existing furniture into a new layout – to create a new flow through the rooms
- Change up décor monthly or seasonally in addition to big holidays – to bring in fresh energy
- Replace photos with recent images or change out the artwork – to bring the energy up-to-date
Keeping things the same old way can impact you, your ability to move forward, your day to day inspiration and creativity and so much more. Simple, consistent changes in your space will help keep the energy vibrant, energizing every aspect of your surroundings and your life.
Give these ideas a try and let me know how good it feels to switch things up.
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