From Chaos to Cosmos: How You Can Help Your Teen Bring Order to their Bedroom one Shoe at a Time!
Feng Shui is all about creating uplifting environments where we can thrive! Sometimes that means letting go of those things that no longer serve us. The objects in your teen’s room are either empowering or not empowering them and can effect everything from self-worth to productivity.
Clutter can stagnate energy and feels like an overall drain! Support your teen in moving into a deeper conscious relationship with their bedroom by educating them about the benefits of a clutter-free, mindfully-arranged bedroom.
Sometimes the best way to motivate your teen into making a change is by doing it yourself first! So if you haven’t done it already, be a role model and implement this step by step process.
Also, remember, when clearing clutter,turn on some music, put on your red shoes and have some fun! The way you do anything is the way you do everything. If you or your teen is saying, “Yuck I hate my room” while you are cleaning your home it takes away from your good Mojo and defeats the purpose!
1. Encourage your teen to ask these questions of every object in their room:
· Do I Love?
· Do I Need It?
· Does It Represent Me?
· Have I used it In the Last 6 Months?
If they don’t love it or use it, then it’s time to lose it!
2. Provide 5 Boxes for the Release!
Box 1: Throw Away
Box 2. Give Away, EBay
Box 3. Keep, But Store
Box 4. Not Sure. Anything your teen is unsure of goes into this box and gets stored away for 6 months. If after 6 month they can name what’s in the box, or have used any of the objects in the box, then they can keep them, if not, then they have to Lose it!
Box 5: Invite them to keep a Transitional Box somewhere in the room for things that seep in from other sections. Ask them to commit to checking the box once a week and putting things back in their respective homes, before overwhelm and chaos ensue.
3. Mindfully Arrange Your Room By Creating Clear Functional Zones
Name them like, “Sleep Zone,” “Work/Study Zone,” ” Art Zone”, etc. Identify which objects belong in their correct zones. This will help with creating clarity and balance in their mind between the various areas in their life as well as in their space. Make sure one zone always remains a “Clutter Free Zone,” as a foundation for future progress.
Make this process fun by encouraging your teen to invite friends for support, turn on music, have a release party, and set up a timeline for achieving their goal. Further help them by creating a budget for containers, cork boards, under bed storage units and anything else that will help them maintain the cosmos in their bedroom.