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7 Ways to Fill Your Home with Positive Energy

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7 Ways to Fill Your Home with Positive Energy

Your home should feel like a safe haven, and a wonderful personal space that exudes positive vibes and energy. Surrounding yourself with positive energy can have huge beneficial effects on both your body and your mind. Because most of us spend a lot of time at home, it is important to boost the positive energy of your living space as much as possible.

Try to think about the last place you were that made you feel really great. Can you recall exactly how you felt? Do you know why you felt that way? People, places, and things all have different energies that come from them. Being in a place with positive energy can make you feel wonderful. On the other hand, places filled with bad energy and negative vibes can really drag you down. Don’t let your home be one of those negative spaces. Let’s look seven ways to fill your home with positive energy, that can in turn help to transform the way you will feel on a daily basis.

1. You

Did you ever walk into a room or a house and just feel bad vibes and negative energy in the air from the people there? When you come home in the evening, do you bring in good vibes and positive energy with you? Or do you bring the stresses and negativity of your day home with you? Try to think of your home as a sanctuary from negativity and instead as a wonderful source of positivity, motivation and personal growth. When you come home, jump in the shower, write in your journal and clear your body and mind of any negativity. Try to make a conscious effort to be the number one source of positive energy in your home.

2. Get Rid of Clutter

Too much ‘stuff’ around your home can actually make you feel stressed and anxious. As a result, you might find yourself unable to focus, and you may even lack motivation to do things around your house because you just don’t know where and how to begin.

It can be difficult, sometimes, to get rid of the things that we call our own. But, clearing out the clutter can help to clear out some of the negative energy in your home, too. If you haven’t used something for at least a year, it is probably safe to get rid of it without missing it too badly! You can start small by getting rid of things that you know you will never use again, and clear out more items as time goes on. By donating some of your items to others, you can even feel better about yourself, and help bring that positive energy back home with you.

3. Organize

Once the clutter is cleared, you can work on organizing your living space. When everything has a designated place, your home will feel less chaotic and more peaceful. If you feel overwhelmed by the idea of organizing everything at once, don’t worry! Simply taking 10 minutes each evening to make sure everything is in its place can allow you to wake up feeling calmer, more relaxed, and ready to face the day with a positive attitude.

 

7 Ways to Fill Your Home with Positive Energy

 

4. Capture the Right Color

Certain studies have shown that different colors can affect your mood. If you have a color prominently displayed in your home that is draining your energy or putting you in a bad mood, it may be time to make a change!

Colors like orange and red are great for giving yourself an energy boost. They can be very bold, so you don’t have to paint entire walls in such vibrant shades. But, use accents of these colors here and there to bring a little excitement and positive energy to your living space.

Green and blue can help to calm you down and make you feel less-stressed. If you live a chaotic life outside your home, utilizing these colors in your personal space can help to keep you grounded and relaxed.

Play around with colors where you might need them most. For example, a blue or green shade might work well in your bedroom to calm you down for the evening. But, a dash of orange could be useful for a home office or gym to give you a boost of energy and motivation.

5. Create Memories

One great way to harness positive energy in your home is to invite it in via happy memories! Homes are meant for living, after all, and that includes creating memories that will always bring a smile to your face. Fill your home with positivity by having family/friends over for dinner, or a games night.

Additionally, you can literally fill your home with happy memories by setting out pictures you love. Family vacations, weddings, time with your kids, etc., are all great ways to visually boost the positive energy within your home and make you feel good every time you see one of them.

 

7 Ways to Fill Your Home with Positive Energy

 

6. Introduce More Plants

Plants are a great way to increase the oxygen and energy levels of any home. Not only do plants breathe life into your living space, they can also help to remove toxins. They give you something to take care of and promote serenity and relaxation.

Different plants are beneficial for different things but consider what kind of commitment you’d like to make before introducing some into your home. Some plants require more attention than others. Don’t choose something that requires constant care if it’s only going to cause you extra stress. Instead, choose something you can look after regularly, but appreciate its beauty all the time.

 

7 Ways to Fill Your Home with Positive Energy

 

7. Let There Be Light

The way your home is lit can make a big difference in the overall energy. Too much artificial lighting can be bad for you. It can cause headaches and stress and can even throw off your sleep cycle and natural circadian rhythms.

During the day, try to let in as much natural light and air as possible. Open the curtains and windows and let in the sun. If you need extra light, try to purchase lighting sources that mimic sunlight as much as possible. Warm, glowing tones are much better for you than harsh bright white.

As you can see, it is not too difficult to get rid of the bad energy from your home and bring in positivity. When you surround yourself with positive energy in your own sanctuary, you will be able to take that out into the world with you.

Not only will it help you throughout even the toughest days, but that kind of energy can easily rub off onto others. You could be doing so much more than improving your own life – you could be helping other people to feel more positive, too. The best part? It all starts in the comfort of your own home.

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6 Things To Remember When You Think That You’re Not Good Enough

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6 Things To Remember When You Think That You’re Not Good Enough

Have you ever had moments where you feel completely inadequate? Maybe a specific situation comes up and you think there is no way that you would ever be good enough to do what is needed. Or, maybe you feel that way all the time and you can’t seem to get past it.

Thinking that you are not good enough and having low self-esteem tend to go hand-in-hand, but they are slightly different.

Thankfully, you can work on both of them by changing your thinking habits and banishing some of that negative self-talk from your mindset. Whether you think you are not good enough in certain situations or you have a hard time believing that you are good enough for almost anything, it doesn’t have to be that way forever.

Let’s look at a few things you should always keep in mind when those thoughts come in, and how you can start to convince yourself of your true worth.

1. You Are Not Alone

Thinking that you are not good enough can cause a lonely existence. You might not want to put your burdens on others, so you don’t talk about it. You might also think that everyone else is perfectly happy with who they are, and are confident in everything that they do.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

The reality is, you never know what other people are fully thinking/feeling. What you can count on, though, is that there are so many others who feel just like you, and are constantly wondering if they are “enough”. Knowing that you are not alone can help you to work through your feelings without feeling so isolated.

2. You Have Your Own Skills

A common reason why people tend to think they are not good enough is because they don’t have a specific talent or skill that someone else has. But you probably have something that person doesn’t, too.

Everyone has their own abilities and things that make them unique. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, keep your mind on your talents and what makes you special.

“If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!” – T. Harv Eker

3. You Can’t Be Perfect

Perfection is a fruitless thing to chase. Many people who question their self-worth do so because they are perfectionists.

But, if you set such a high standard for yourself, you will always be disappointed. Perfection doesn’t exist, and while you can strive to be your best, it is important to understand human error and limits. That doesn’t mean the things you do are some how “less” than great. But, striving for perfection is something that can make you feel inadequate.

4. You Are Worthy of Loving Yourself

Love tends to be the answer for so many things, including any pain or turmoil that you might be going through. Thinking that you are not good enough is an easy way to cause yourself sadness and pain. Those thoughts can quickly snowball and you might start to think about more negative things about yourself.

Instead of fueling those negative thoughts, choose love. Love is like a permanent band-aid for the pain that you are going through. It is a great way to comfort yourself, provide reassurance, and get a clearer picture of who you really are and all of the wonderful things that you can offer the world. By choosing self-love, you can start to see yourself in a more positive light, and push those negative thoughts away.

“We must fall in love with ourselves. I don’t like myself. I’m crazy about myself.” – Mae West

5. Mistakes Can Be a Good Thing

Do you ever find yourself feeling especially inadequate when you “fail”? While that is not uncommon, that word should really be removed from your vocabulary.

Everyone “fails” at times, because again, perfection is not attainable. When you start to consider anything less than perfection to be a failure, it is easy to beat yourself up and think that you will never amount to the things that you truly want.

But, when you start to view your failures and mistakes as good things and stepping stones, you can completely shift your perspective and realize that not only are you good enough, but you are also resilient and strong. Some of the biggest “failures” in history went on to be the most successful people because they learned from their mistakes. They looked at the things that went wrong and considered how they could change them.

It is important to use your mistakes as a way to learn and grow. When you are able to do that, you will find a greater sense of fulfillment when things finally come together and you get it “right”.

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordon

6. Gratitude Goes a Long Way

It might not always feel easy to accept and be grateful for who you are. But, it is incredibly important. Instead of thinking about the things you don’t have or areas where you are not “good enough”, choose to actively think about and pursue the positive. Focus on what you are grateful for. The more that you do that, the easier it will be to banish those thoughts of doubt and insecurity. I like to start every day by using my journal and begin by writing down three things that I am grateful for.

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” — Melody Beattie

Once you really start to think about it, you will find that you have more to be grateful for than you may have initially realized, and that way of thinking can help you to establish healthier, more positive thoughts about yourself that will last a lifetime.

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50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions

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50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions

What are existential questions?

Existential questions are usually deep, philosophical questions that question just that — our very existence.

They can be great conversation starters and they can also sometimes make for a passionate discussion. The following existential questions can be a great way to get to know someone better and perhaps even learn new things about yourself.

The word existential comes from the Latin word “existentia”, which means to exist. Existential questions challenge our way of thinking, our beliefs and our perspective.

Is there a right or wrong answer to an existential question? Perhaps not, as each question usually just asks more questions.

I have put together the following list of thought provoking existential questions so that you can perhaps start an internal conversation with yourself or start an interesting debate with your friends.

50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions

 

1. Are there limits to human creativity?

2. What makes something beautiful?

3. How do we know if we’re doing the right thing?

4. Who am I?

5. What is one thing that every human should get to experience in their life?

6. Do you believe in a power greater than humanity?

7. Are we given enough time?

8. Is privacy a right?

9. What is the best way for a person to attain happiness?

10. Are we alone in the universe?

11. What is love?

12. How would you define genius?

13. What do you think your purpose is?

14. If babies are considered innocent, when do people cease to be innocent?

15. Is it better to expand your knowledge or to deepen it?

16. Why do you think we are here?

17. How important is ‘play’ in living a healthy and fulfilling life?

18. Do you have a right to be happy, or should you earn it?

19. What happens when I die?

20. What worries me the most about the future?

21. What is a person? Is it the mind, or the body?

22. Would the world be a better place if all leaders were women? If you answered yes, why?

23. What activity have I done that has made me feel the most alive?

24. Does truth exist without evidence?

25. If I had to instill one piece of advice in a newborn baby’s mind, what advice would I give?

26. Does a person have a soul? If so, where is it?

27. Is intelligence or wisdom more useful?

28. Is it more important to love or be loved?

29. What would make the world a better place?

30. How should we measure our lives? In years? In moments? In accomplishments? Something else?

31. What is the difference between living and simply existing?

32. If you died today, would you be satisfied with the life you’ve lived?

33. What advice would you tell your younger self?

34. Which is worse: failing or never trying?

35. Is a minimum wage a good idea? What about a maximum wage?

36. What is the most important goal every person should have?

37. Can anything ever really be considered ‘true’ or is everything subjective?

38. Is the world a better place with humans in it?

39. If extra-terrestrial life was discovered, how do you think humanity would react?

40. Is happiness just a mixture of chemicals circulating through our bodies?

41. Where do you think we go when we die?

42. Have I done anything lately worth remembering?

43. Can you ever have full control over your own life?

44. How do you know that you are not dreaming right now?

45. Is one lifetime enough?

46. What matters most in my life?

47. Is a person ever truly evil? If so, are they born that way?

48. What is the meaning of life?

49. Is humanity going in the right or wrong direction?

50. What does it mean to live a good life?

I hope that you enjoyed these thought provoking existential questions. I hope that they perhaps made you think about your beliefs, yourself and the world around you (the bigger picture). If you discuss these questions with a friend, remember, there is probably no right and wrong answers, usually just a matter of opinion.

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30 Life Lessons That I Would Tell My Younger Self

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30 Life Lessons That I Would Tell My Younger Self

I clearly remember when I was 18, then 25 and in then what seems like a flash, I have recently celebrated by 50th birthday. While some people might dread the thoughts of hitting such a milestone. (more…)

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