In feng shui philosophy, the bedroom represents you and deeply affects your body and soul. So, here are four simple ways to create a Christmas Zen sleeping space to maximize your holiday sleep!
Are their gifts under the bed?
If you’ve got old tax records, love letters, shoes, electronics, and so on… you’re doing it all wrong. If you don’t have Christmas presents under the bed, it's best to have nothing – and this is so the chi can flow smoothly for calm de-stressing sleep. But if you must, the rule of thumb is to have only soft sleep-related items such as pillows or blankets.
Is your bed by the Christmas tree?
In feng shui, there is a concept called the "commanding position", which dictates how you can best locate yourself in relationship to your environment. It's best to place your bed that it's not in line with the door and that when you're lying in bed, you can see the door – but more specifically the Christmas tree! In the commanding position you are in a safe place and able to see the door (or danger) when you're in a helpless sleeping state, so relax!
Maybe some Christmas ornaments
Use some of your favorite Christmas ornaments in your spaces because not only are they attractive, they hold and shift the energy of a space beautifully. They encourage restful sleep with calm and clear energy. You can try using five ornaments, as five relates to the balance in the five elements from feng shui philosophy.
If all else fails, get a tiny Christmas tree
Green plants in general work in many ways to support a nurturing bedroom space. Green is very soothing and mimics nature. In feng shui, living plants are healing and nourishing, providing life energy. And on an environmental level, plants produce oxygen and remove carbon dioxide, for more restful and restorative sleep.
A small Christmas tree in your room will tackle all of the suggestions above, your bed can face the small tree, with many Christmas ornaments, and a couple gifts underneath. Voila, problem solved! Merry Christmas!