Friday, February 6, 2009

Valentine Feng Shui

Ran across this funny tidbit in my NAPO e-newsletter this morning:

Clear Out Your Closet

Having your closet jam-packed with your own clothes is a sign that you're not ready to share your life with someone else. Put off-season items into storage, donate clothes that don't fit to charity and rid your wardrobe of things you don't love. Both your closet and bureau should be one-third empty if you're serious about finding love.

Source: Dempsey, S. (2009).
Valentine's Day Feng Shui.

You probably know that feng shui is an ancient Chinese system of aesthetics believed to utilize the laws of both heaven (astronomy) and earth (geography) to help one improve life by receiving positive Qi. You can read more about it on Wikipedia.

Feng shui gained popularity a few years ago as an element of interior design -- you know, always face your bed toward the door, keep your front doorway clear so that wealth can enter easily, etc. It looks like it has been further co-opted as a technique for improving your love life!

Even if you have already found love, it's a nice feeling to have an uncluttered closet! I suggest that my clients ask themselves three "closet weeding" questions about every item in their closets:

1. Do I love it?
2. Is it flattering?
3. Is this the image I want to portray?

Anything that doesn't get a resounding yes should be set aside for donation. Perhaps the recipient of the item will be able to answer yes to these three questions! Now that's what I call positive Qi!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Loved your 3 "closet questions".