Happiness is something that has a domino effect. When you spend time with someone who exudes happiness, it’s inspiring, fun, and just makes you want to be around that person more. You tend to feel happier and more hopeful about your own life.
In the Feng Shui tradition, Yin and Yang are very important parts of cultivating happiness. Yin is a passive energy. It allows us to relax and simply ‘be.’ Yang is an active energy, in which we're actively doing something - m ost of us tend to live our lives in Yang energy. We get caught up with work and keeping busy. But l iving in Yang doesn’t create real happiness. True inner peace and happiness come from allowing yourself to relax and recharge.
Here are a few ways you can start to cultivate more Yin energy:
1. Get Rid Of Clutter
Your environment is a reflection of your mind and life. If your personal space feels cluttered, do some cleaning to make space. Donate anything you don’t use and discard anything that isn’t of use to you.
2. Get Outside
There is nothing as uplifting as getting away from technology and into nature. It helps you relax, de-stress, and get grounded. If you live in a more urban area, consider buying some plants for your home.
In today’s society, we don't really know what it means to stop doing. Meditate, take a nap, or just enjoy the feeling of ‘being’ without an outcome in mind.
4. Be Yourself
Happy people have a deep sense of authenticity and self-awareness. Find ways to nurture yourself by doing what you love and tap into your intuition.
5. Establish A Sleep Routine
Sleep is the ultimate key to feeling and looking refreshed. Plus, it allows you to be more creative, energized and naturally happy. Try lighting candles, reading, meditating, and sleeping in a cool and dark room.
6. Get Rid Of Things That Feel Burdensome
Get rid of things in your life that feel heavy. Remove the things and people that are toxic or that deplete you. Create space. Bring in things and people that you love. You don’t have to do this all at once, but you'll feel so much clearer, at peace, and happy when you do.