Can Feng Shui Help Depression?

Did you know that depression manifests itself in certain ways in your home? Interestingly enough, the way you arrange things in a room also affects your psyche. So, can feng shui help depression? Let’s find out. Listed below are some simple tips to help you create a more uplifting environment. You can also try using essential oils or increasing the amount of sunlight in your home.

Increasing the amount of sunlight in your home

One way to combat depression is to increase the amount of natural light in your home. A dark home can reinforce a negative mood and a sense of hopelessness. Increasing the amount of sunlight in your home can improve your mood by increasing the level of serotonin in your body, which elevates your mood. By making these changes, you can feel happier in your home and be more productive.

One way to increase the amount of sunshine in your home is to add air-purifying plants to your house. Keep away from weeping plants and thorny plants as they emit attack energy. Aside from improving the air quality of your home, adding plants can also soften the sharp objects in your house. To create an ideal feng shui home, try visualizing a glowing, healthy home.

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Rearranging your furniture

Rearranging your furniture can improve your mood. You don’t need to purchase expensive pieces, but you can repurpose existing pieces to improve your mood and energy. It also improves your creativity. Changing your furniture’s position can improve your mood and energy, as well as improve your work productivity. If you want to improve your feng shui and depression, start by rearranging the most cluttered part of your home.

First of all, consider rearranging the way your furniture is set up. Arranged well, it helps your mental state. Think about where you spend the most time in the room. Is your couch in the living room in the right spot? Think about this and consider what changes you can make. If the changes are not sufficient, you may have to consider buying a new couch.

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Using essential oils

Essential oils can interact with the body through inhalation and skin absorption. When we smell an aroma, specialized nerve cells in the upper part of the nose send an impulse to the brain. The olfactory bulb processes this impulse and delivers the information about the smell to the limbic system, a group of brain structures that might play a role in controlling mood, memory, and behavior.

Using aromatherapy can trigger positive feelings, and some complementary therapists suggest essential oils for treating depression. The evidence is mixed, however, and there is no scientific proof that essential oils can cure depression. The most common essential oil used in aromatherapy is lavender. Several studies show that lavender has a positive effect on symptoms of depression. While lavender isn’t a cure-all, a few essential oils have a positive effect.

Avoiding yang elements

Using yin colors in your home is important if you’re looking to cure depression. However, you should also avoid too many yang elements in your home. These elements can cause stagnant energy and can also lead to health problems. Avoid overly dramatic and dark colors and avoid placing them in bedrooms. Here are some examples of rooms where yin elements are best avoided.

The five elements play an important role in feng shui. Wood, fire, metal, and water are the five elements. Each element has different attributes and inspires a different behavior. While wood can enhance your creativity, too much wood can promote depression. Similarly, fire can inspire leadership skills and can boost your energy levels. To avoid the bad effects of too much wood in your home, try to avoid putting too many red or yellow items in it.

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Focusing on what brings you joy

Having a routine and committing to daily activities can reduce your feelings of depression. You might prioritize your morning walks, texts with friends, or going to bed at the same time. But when you feel particularly depressed, adding in the activities and experiences you enjoy can do wonders for your mood. A healthy mindset can help you fight feelings of worthlessness, unearned guilt, and other symptoms of depression. Negative self-talk is common in depressed people and addressing it can have a dramatic effect on your level of happiness.

You can try to connect your core values to your actions. For example, compassion can be linked to helping a stranger in need. You can also engage in creative pursuits, such as cooking delicious meals, listening to music, or working on a DIY project. Whether you’re a musician, artist, or photographer, the pursuit of your favorite hobby may be the perfect antidote for depression.

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About the Author: Nick Chen

I am a passionate Feng Shui master, specializing in the ancient Chinese art of harmonizing and balancing energy within one's environment.