An elementary school principal had insomnia, ate on the run and did not have a self-care routine. She worked late into the evenings, ignoring her needs, to get things done. She was stressed and exhausted. She knew she could not keep up this pace and be the leader she needed to be for her teachers, staff and students. That is when I got the call. In my years as a teacher and principal I saw how a few Feng Shui changes could make a big difference for everyone at the school.
Your home and work surroundings tell a story about you. Every person and place emits an energy field. Your surroundings are continuously influencing your energy field and inner world, sometimes subtly, other times obviously . What story is your space telling about you? This aspect of Feng Shui is based on the Law of Reflection. The contents of your home and workplace reflect who you are. Your surroundings act like a mirror reflecting your thoughts, feelings, passions, beliefs, inner magnificence and much more. Your home and workspace gives clues about flow in your outer and inner world.
Back to the principal, her office was telling a story about her life as a principal, loud and clear. Here are a few clues that tell her story:
This principal was motivated to make the Feng Shui changes in her space that would support her leadership. She knew her state of mind and example was rippling out into the school as confusion and chaos. She wanted more for herself and her school community. As she made changes her uplifted energy field rippled out to her school community and everyone benefited.
Joseph Campbell referred to your space as a place of creative incubation in this quote:
“A sacred space is a place where you simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. Your Sacred space is where you find yourself again and again.”
You can intentionally create a sacred space at home and in your workplace, that supports your energy field, allowing you to be your best self.
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Nancy Dadami is a Feng Shui Mentor, Teacher and Speaker. She teaches open-minded people to align their space with their Soul, unlock their potential and tap into their Inner Magnificence to live a life of purpose and meaning.
Are you ready to make a change and get healthier, wealthier or more love in your life? Chances are your life is the way it is because of the habits you have. Let’s talk about forming new habits. We all have times in our lives where we intentionally want to change our behavior for the better and create new habits for ourselves. This could be getting in the habit of eating healthier and drinking more water. Or it could be moving more and taking the dog for a daily walk. Or it could be work related, or spiritual, or… There are so many areas in our lives that could be improved and made easier if we created new habits.
Getting into the habit of doing something is often easier said than done. We seem to acquire bad habits without any effort, but getting into a “good” habit can be a little more challenging.
Let’s break it down into a three step process that makes it easy to follow until we’ve internalized the new behavior and made it a true habit – something we do automatically without having to think about, like brushing our teeth.
Decide What You Want To Do
The first step is to decide what you want that new habit to be. Be as specific as possible. Don’t just tell yourself you want to exercise more. Instead say something like “I will go for a 30 minute walk every single day”. Deciding what your new habit will be and committing to when and how you’re going to do it, is half the battle.
Remind Yourself To Get It Done
The next few days should be smooth sailing. You’re motivated and excited to get this done. Sticking to your new habit isn’t an issue. But a few days in you’ll notice that it’s easy to slip back into old habits.
Maybe it’s raining and you don’t really want to go out and walk. Or maybe your day just gets away from you. This is when it’s important to have a daily reminder. Set an alert on your phone or add the new habit to your daily to-do list for a while.
Make It Part Of Your Routine Until It Becomes A Habit
Which brings us to the last step. It takes some time before a new behavior becomes a true habit. Until then, a routine will work to your best advantage. Even before the new behavior becomes automatic, a routine will help you get it done without having to spend a lot of willpower or relying on daily reminders.
Make that daily walk part of your after dinner routine, or change from grabbing a snack at the vending machine at work at 10:00 in the morning to packing a healthy snack.
Congratulations! Decide to create the new habit, practice the routine until it’s second nature and you’ll be well on your way to forming a new good habit.
Nancy Dadami is a Speaker, Feng Shui Advisor, and Destiny Coach. She teaches open-minded people to tap into their personal passion and power so they can make a difference in the world.
One belief about Chinese New Year is that what you do on New Year’s Day sets the tone for your entire year. Do you want more happiness, prosperity, and meaningful relationships. On January 28th do something that makes you feel that way. It is a great way to set the tone for Year of the Fire Rooster. Have fun, laugh, spend time with people that matter to you. Remember your year depends on it.
Chinese New Year begins on January 28th in 2017
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