If you will recall last week’s article about bringing hotel chic into the home, in the spirit of Spring Break, I’ll talk about bringing the Feng Shui of home with you to your hotel room. You can’t always predict what is going to happen on a vacation, but you can make all attempts to make things flow in your favor.
When booking your hotel room, be sure to ask for a room that is away from areas of foot traffic or other noises. This includes elevators, vending machines, pool areas, or rooms along busy streets. Sometimes these things cannot be avoided, but it never hurts to ask. Keeping your room away from these areas will provide for a much more relaxing stay, fewer distractions, and a smoother flow of energy through the room.
If possible, get a room with a balcony, patio, or a window that can be opened. When you first arrive in your room, open the door to the outside or the window to allow fresh air into the room. This serves to literally and figuratively air out the room for your stay by removing old and stagnant energy left from the previous occupants of your room.
I’ll round it off with two smaller yet equally relevant tips that you should have no trouble with in any hotel room. The first is to bring in a small potted plant. Incorporating a plant into your hotel room will accomplish the same as it would in your own home by filtering the air and flow of chi throughout the room – as well as being pretty to look at. Lastly, if the mirror in your room is visible from your bed, be sure to cover it before going to sleep. This slows the flow of energy helping you to sleep better, as well as preventing you from frightening yourself by seeing your bedhead as soon as you open your eyes.