Holidays are always a lot of fun, but it can sometimes be difficult to get back to normal after they are over. Whether you need to get back into the habit of eating healthier after a steady diet of holiday snacks, or you simply want to get your decorations taken down and put away, you can use feng shui principles to help you get your life back to normal. Not only will you feel better, but you'll be enhancing the positive energy in your home. Here are a few tips you can use to help get back into the normal swing of things after the holidays have passed.

Cleaning Up Clutter
Holidays are notorious for creating a lot of clutter. If you received presents over the holidays, this means you now have to find appropriate storage places for them. This is a good time to assess the items you already have, especially if some of the presents you received are duplicates of some of the items you already have. Donating some of your older items to charity is a great way of reducing clutter, improving the flow of energy, and helping those who are less fortunate than you. Children should also be encouraged to thin out their toys and clothing, in order to make room for the new items they have received. The act of donating items to charity will make everyone feel happier. If you are getting ready to start on a diet, you can also donate food items that prove to be too tempting to a local food bank. You should also give your home a good cleaning, which will help re-energize your rooms and get things back to normal. As part of this process, discard any broken objects, since anything that is broken in your home tends to encourage negative energy.

Purging Holiday Decorations
Almost everyone has at least a box or two of unused holiday decorations. Each year they get put back on the shelf, because maybe "next year" they will be used. It's important to remember that even if you've stored these unused decorations in boxes, they could still be creating negative energy within your home, since concealed clutter can be just as damaging as visible clutter from a feng shui standpoint. It can actually be an emotionally freeing experience to rid your home of items that you no longer use or need. Saving things that you don't need simply because you're afraid you might need them someday encourages a "poverty" thinking pattern. By holding on to these unnecessary objects, you are actually telling yourself that you won't have enough wealth in the future to buy new items, if by chance you do need them some day. This in turn encourages negative energy within the home. Instead, purge your home of the items you no longer need, secure in the knowledge that you will always have an abundance of wealth. This is also true with saving boxes and wrapping paper. Of course, you should always recycle these items whenever you can, or give them to somebody who can use them. Or, always make sure that you only purchase enough of these items to use up during the current holiday. This way, there is no waste, and you don't need to clutter your home with these items until next holiday season.

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