Feng shui for dorm rooms

Tips to Feng Shui your dorm room to help promote the positive energy which college students need to ensure a successful college career.

Feng Shui is an ancient Asian philosophy of article placement in a room which promotes a positive energy flow throughout. Utilizing its technique can help to clear your mind while increasing the much need positive energy to help you in your studies. This can be a difficult task as dorm rooms are usually relatively small with a lot of items piled in, creating clutter. If you have roommates, you will need to inform them of your quest to Feng Shui your room, as well as inform them of its benefits.

The best place to start is with your desk. You must have heard the old saying about having an organized desk yields an organized mind. This holds true and was brought about with the basic Feng Shui philosophy. By keeping your desk organized, you support this idea. This is usually much easier said than done, but try to pay any bills that come in immediately. If you are waiting on the means to pay your bills, keep them in a separate stack of papers. Remember, stacks are neat and piles are messy. Keep each of your different courses of study papers in separate stacks as well. This will enable your mind to prioritize what you need to do and when you need to do it. Keep all writing implements in a single container or drawer as opposed to scattered all over the top of your desk. Pens and pencils can be a distraction for the times when you need to read.

A television where you sleep is considered a taboo in Feng Shui. Your bed is for resting, not watching television. Since this is almost impossible, you need to create a separate sitting area for sole purpose of watching TV. If at all possible, try to avoid a television in your room.



There isn't a dorm room in this country without a mirror, but guess what Feng Shui's opinion is of mirrors? The belief is that mirrors divert the positive energy flow. The best way to avoid this is to place your mirror on the back of the door that leads out of your

room. You never want to have a mirror on a wall which faces the exit, as the positive energy will bounce right out of your dorm room. By placing it on the back of your door, the energy will stay in your room while the door is closed and will have nowhere to go when the door is open.

Wind Chimes are popular in Feng Shui as they continue the energy flow around corners in your room. Although your room probably doesn't have much of a breeze, placing a Wind Chime in the corner closest to the hinges of your door will yield the most positive results. This way the energy's path will pass over the door while it's closed and bounce over it while your door is ajar.

Do you have a green thumb? Plants also extend a positive energy flow, but not where you sleep. Feng Shui believes that having a live plant in your bedroom sucks the life out of you when you are asleep. Artificial plants can ass the happy feeling of life in your dorm room while not sucking the life out of it.

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