Can’t get no sleep??
SLEEP – oh yes as I was falling asleep last night I thought of what I wanted to share about today.
I’ve just finished reading the incredible book Thrive by Arianna Huffington – Founder of Huffington Post – ohh yes it really gave me some inspiration, I saw her on TV while I was in OZ and her book kept popping up wherever I’d go (if you keep seeing the same thing everywhere –the universe is telling you something!!) I bought the book and have been making some serious changes in my life since.
I know that the body needs rest and I also know how good you feel when you have an AMAZING nights sleep, but Arianna actually talks about and shares SO many interest facts about sleep and how it’s linked to our moods, performance and also weight loss! So, if you want to lose weight go to bed earlier!
I’m really taking to this early to bed early rise scenario and trying my BEST to get my eight hours sleep ( seven and a half can do some people) I am and have ALWAYS been a night owl… pottering around the house, reading or just searching the net seriously – I do anything but go to bed but things are changing and I’m certainly feeling the benefits already.
The other aspect which I am SO interested in is the QUALITY of SLEEP that we have and from a Feng Shui perspective our bedrooms are supposed to be an OASIS – yes and OASIS of peace and calm.
Yet sometimes (I’ve seen them) they look like technology centres, gyms or libraries!! If you’re not getting a good nights sleep there could be lots of things in your bedroom that are affecting your sleep – everything EVERYTHING has a energetic vibration which will unconsciously is affecting you! I share about imagery in a past video blog. The imagery around us is so powerful but also all of the things – STUFF that we have. Whilst discussing feng shui at with a friend at the gym last week she mentioned how she started having a better nights sleep when she read that it was not a good idea to have lots of stuff – shoes in her case under the bed! Yes that is SO true!
All you have to remember when you look at your bedroom is does in encourage these three R’s– REST, RELAXATION and ROMANCE
These are my top tips to get your bedroom ready for a great night sleep!
|The stronger you are, the better you are able to help your family|
|Bed is set up effectively facing your best direction|
|Position your bed to feel safe, loved, and great. Place your bed in the Commanding Position of your bedroom. This spot is the one farthest from the door but where you’re still able to see the doorway and anyone approaching while you’re lying in the bed. Placing your bed in the Commanding Position allows you to be stronger, calmer, and in charge.|
|The best material for a bed is wood.|
|Any style works as long as you have breathing room under the bed.|
|This leaves the beds with storage options and the very low beds out of the good feng shui beds category. Easy.|
|A good headboard is a must for a good feng shui bed. Best feng shui headboards are the ones that are solid and made from wood, or the upholstered ones, as they have a very good combination of solid, but also gentle and supporting feng shui energy for you and your bedroom.|
|The bedroom is dedicated to sleep and intimate activities — reflects a relaxing, rejuvenating environment|
|Ensure all work-related items and computer are in another room|
|TV, electronics, exercise equipment are elsewhere — if you canʼt do without a TV, at the very least cover it during sleep|
|Ensure no mirrors facing bed – cover with neutral color at night if unable to move no beams above bed — beams aligned between 2 people is especially damaging to a relationship|
|no live flowers or plants — silk ones are fine|
|No active water or Images of water|
|The images reflect harmonious, loving relationship between adults|
|Best colors for your bed linens are the so-called skin colors, combined with the decor colors you love in your bedroom.|