Updated: Nov 12, 2019
As Thanksgiving approaches, I wanted to share with you some tips and ideas on how you can incorporate Feng Shui into your day. Keep in mind, these are good ideas any day not just Thanksgiving Day!
Begin with an intention. Whatever you desire, from food to football, set an intention.
“Today I will count my blessings and not complain.”
“Today I will do my best to listen and respond with love.”
“Today I will slow down and pay attention to the little things.”
Set the table with love. I’m talking about your kitchen or dining room table, not the kitchen island or breakfast bar. This table is a big deal, and most of us find ourselves using it for work, unfinished projects, or whatever we aren’t sure where to store. Regardless, this is an easy place for clutter to pile up. Take time to clear it off. What if I told you eating at your table attracts wealth? Would you use it more? Your table symbolizes health, wealth and relationships. I encourage you to enjoy a meal at it, at least once a week.
If you happen to be in the market for a kitchen table and are wondering what shape to buy, my recommendation is round. A round table makes it easier to talk to everyone, creating equality and better communication. If you prefer (or need) to have a “head of the table” consider rectangular or oval tables. For more on tables, click here.
Pay attention to your lighting. Consider dimming the lights or use candles for a calm environment. If you are entertaining at night, be sure the path to the door is well lit for safety and an inviting feel.
Decorate with things you love. I’m a big fan of fresh flowers and love centerpieces. However, be sure to keep the height of the centerpiece low so you aren’t blocking your aunt Becky across the table. Think of a centerpiece like a bow on a gift, or jewelry with an outfit. It should add beauty to the experience. Consider having a centerpiece on your table every day, and switch it up for variety. This is a great place to express your creativity. Check out my Pinterest board “Centerpieces” for inspiration here.
Use your fancy dishes. This is a great time to bring out your china! If you don’t lie your extra set of dishes, “why do you have them?” Skip the ease of paper plates and treat yourself to a beautiful table setting. Your guests will feel honored and special. I encourage you to use these dishes, if you have an extra set, often. Better to use them and risk breaking them, then to store them and never bring them out.
Create a healthy balance. Thanksgiving Day can be hectic and busy. Feng Shui is about creating balance and harmony in life, so consider slowing down. Take time listening to others. Take your time eating. Go outside and enjoy a walk. We can learn a lot from nature on being balanced.
Consider new traditions. Some of you will experience a change this year in your traditions due to circumstances in your life such as marriage, divorce or loss of a loved one. I wrote a blog a few years ago with tips on creating new traditions after my father passed away. Perhaps it will assist you in your transition. Click here to read.
I hope you enjoyed these Feng Shui tips for your Thanksgiving Day. To get a full-on personalized experience for your home, book a consultation and be empowered as you discover how your space reflects your life! Contact me here
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