Every couple of months you can peek through my apartment window and see chairs flying across the room, tables being moved and bed sets being tossed out. Why?…I actually just discovered the answer to this myself. I do a process I like to call Fuck it Feng Shui in which I vigorously rearrange my furniture and bedding in an attempt to improve my mood and the energy of my apartment.
Have you ever walked into a place and the “energy” just felt off? There’s this heavy and often dark atmosphere; kinda like the eerie feeling horror movies give you when someone walks into a haunted house. That’s how it feels in my apartment after some shit has gone down in my life. The air just becomes stagnant and I’m haunted by the intense crying I did in my bed or the couch I was sitting on when I received bad news. It is also linked to my need for change and control as I feng shui my life during periods of monotony or stagnation. I have been doing this for YEARS before I even knew what the hell a feng shui was and would often just kick myself out of my moping by saying “FUCK IT! I’M GONNA MOVE SOME SHIT AROUND TO GET THIS BAD ENERGY OUT!” So if you’re feeling down try moving some shit around.
How to Fuck it Feng Shui
Switch up Your bedding
Nothing lightens my spirits more than placing freshly washed sheets and a new plush (or previously used but not used in a while) comforter on my bed. The look and feel of my room changes immediately and gives me the feeling of a new, positive outlook on life. Yes, bedding can do that.
I literally just switched my couch and entertainment/TV to the opposite sides of where they originally were. I inverted them after walking into my living room and feeling like I had walked into a museum. Stale air, dark shadows and weird smells (ok, maybe that smell was seeping from the kitchen trash). Air freshener plugins help with that, or just taking out the trash.
Once I switched the furniture, it felt like so much space opened up in my living room. Light is now able to stream through the balcony door directly to the couch no matter the time of day. The position of the couch also allows me to see in all directions of the apartment so I don’t get that creepy, I’m here alone and my back is towards the hallway feeling.
Rethink Additional Pieces
I also moved some personal pieces and artwork around to utilize the now open space in the living room. I want to make it clear that I do this all based off questions like “Do I like this here, Does looking at this make me happy?” I ask myself these sorts of questions all based on how the placement of these things make me feel in a positive way. I don’t have some popular book about feng shui, minimalism, or tidying up. By simply placing my favorite piece of artwork directly in view from when I walk into the door to when I sit on the couch, I am improving my mood subconsciously every time I walk into that room. I also place my book shelf where I felt “cozy” to read at. Removing a dark area rug also helped to bring a brightness to the room that makes the whole space feel much lighter than it previously did.
I am able to change my apartment around and especially my bedding, because I reuse my favorite comforters, sheets, and decorative pillows over, and over again. I have about four really great comforters that vary in size, style, color and weight. By pulling one out after a few months it feels like a have something completely new when the reality is that I have something old. But it works!
Do you Fuck it Feng Shui ?
Fuck it Feng Shui is not spring cleaning or something placed on a schedule set by the stars. It’s a feeling. Fuck it Feng Shui can be a reflection of what’s going on in your life as you might find yourself doing it to gain a sense of peace in reclaiming a space and making it your own. Ensuring that the space reflects the best of your life through warm, bright invitation and not the worst is how you can look forward to going home after a long day. Knowing that with a few tweaks here and there you have a place that is truly the escape and solace you need.
Hey Builders! What are some ways you do your own Fuck it Feng Shui? Comment below and Let’s Talk about it!