By Staff Blogger
Laziness is one of those things that happens very slowly and may even go unnoticed for a long time. When it’s happening to you, you will start to see the symptoms, such as weight gain, feeling sluggish and unmotivated. Resting, relaxing and rejuvenating your body are all very good for you and for your health but they should not be overdone.
When we decorate our home, a lot of us want to make it comfortable so that it can be the one place where we feel like we can get away from all of life’s stresses. It is important, though , not to overdo the theme of relaxation so much so that our homes encourage inactivity and laziness.
Dana Claudat, a Pyramid School Feng Shui consultant, shares some ways to make sure your home does not encourage laziness:
1. Cover your TV!!!
I cancelled TV from my life because I felt like I was becoming a hypnotized zombie with random cable streaming in the background of my life. Then I realized in a moment of weakness that I could stream just as much TV on my computer, so my desktop became a TV of sorts.
The only way to fight the lazy is to literally cover the TV and TV-like devices when I want to really socialize at home or get some work done or feel like my mind isn’t melting!
I throw a gorgeous scarf over the screen. You might have a cabinet that your TV fits in, or art to prop up in front of it, or a screen to place in front of it. No matter what creative solution you find, it’s definitely going to make difference in your life to “quiet” the television.
2. Add motion.
Laziness is stillness. Its antidote is motion. A few ways to add motion to your home include: a fabulous fish bowl or tank with well-tended fish, art with swirling patterns or a gorgeous fountain. If you have a tendency to station yourself in one place in your home, a well-positioned fan will both add motion to the room it’s in while adding amazing circulation of air and life force in your home.
3. Chill out.
A well-heated home is a true luxury when it’s cold outside. But, when you are too comfortably hot, you become a slug. It’s true: When you get very hot, your blood pressure drops, you feel lethargic and you don’t want to wake up in the morning.
Crack a window or lower the heat before bed so that you can wake up in the morning in a fresh way. Try a shower that alternates hot and cold water (30 seconds as cold and then 30 seconds as hot as you can comfortably stand) in a cycle of several times to truly wake up in the morning invigorated
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