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Readers Respond: Top Feng Shui Tips for Stress Relief

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Updated September 27, 2010

Feng Shui is said to bring health and prosperity. Many people experience Feng Shui to be a very effective stress reliever as well. While Feng Shui is a multi-faceted practice, even a few simple Feng Shui tips can make a significant impact on the stress levels of many people, and you don't have to be an expert to implement them. Have you used Feng Shui for stress relief? What's worked for you? Find Feng Shui tips that 'regular people' have used effectively, and share your own Feng Shui tips for stress relief.

Portable Feng Shui

I read up a bit on Feng Shui a few years ago. I found it to be kind of overwhelming how many things there were to remember, but one thing has stuck with me: don't have your back to a door. My bed faces the door, my couches face a door, and whenever I sit in a restaurant, I try to sit in a spot that faces the rest of the room rather than a wall. I don't know if it makes a difference or not, but I have noticed that I like to know what's going on, and when I do this, I can see everything. Maybe that helps relieve stress on some level--I'm not wondering what's going on behind my back!
—Guest Sharon

House Map = Life Map

I have a small-ish apartment, so Feng Shui-ing it wasn't too difficult. I got a map from a book, and started moving things around. I really felt the difference, and think it's brought me greater prosperity. I didn't do any major remodeling, just moved my bed and did a few other things.
—Guest Arleen

Balance of Elements

I don't have enough time to learn the bagua and map out my house, but knowing that the balance of elements--water, wood, metal, Earth, and fire--makes a diference, well, that's made a huge difference in my decorating! Now I can look at a room and figure out what's missing or what's overwhelming, and fix it. (I used to have fuzzy blankets sitting on cloth sofas upon shaggy rugs, but now I balance with hardwoods and candles, etc.) People think I have great decorating style, and say my house feels very 'zen', even if I have a little clutter here and there.
—Guest Elizabeth
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