Today we're all about bedrooms. As I get up early to write this letter, I laugh at myself. Even though I know the importance of bedrooms and getting sleep in Feng Shui, I am an early bird and like the mornings for inspiration and creativity, and average about 6 hours of sleep a night. The good news is with all the sleep research, naps count, and I love my bed! In Feng Shui, we say health is everything, and one of the most important things is getting a good night's sleep. Getting rest and being restored with sleep each night is key to being recharged and ready for the day. Our beds and bedrooms are essential for that. The room should be peaceful and conducive to sleeping, and having a good bed is vital. Here are a couple of tips for creating your space of rest and restoration:
Clear any clutter. Your environment is living, breathing, and clutter chokes it.
Clear out from under your bed. Do you stuff things under your bed? Old tax papers, shoes, or even dust bunnies all interfere with your sleep.
Limit the electromagnetic fields in your bedroom or near your bed, including computers, cell phones, alarm clocks, and metal headboards and frames which conduct EMF energy. If you use an electronic clock, have it as far from your bed as possible. And no TV!
Have a good, solid bed, with a solid bed frame that includes an attached headboard, wooden or fabric is recommended, and a good firm mattress.
And where possible, invite in the fresh air and have a natural air purifier, including plants. Diffusers are also great; I love using lavender oil to help with sleep.
As a special note: Under normal circumstances, it is not recommended to work in your bedroom. However, during these unusual times, some people may only have a studio apartment or a bedroom in which to work. If that is the case and you have a table or desk and supportive chair, use them and once you are done put your computer and work away.
I would love to hear how you are transforming your bed and bedroom into a place of rest and restoration, and invite you to share your experience! #EverydayFengShui. It's all right here.
With love and blessings, Kate
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