11 Simple Feng Shui Tips to Boost Your Car’s Chi
For as much time and effort you put into creating a soothing, peaceful environment in your home, that can quickly be undone when you leave your house and enter a car that immediately stresses you out. You might not have thought about it before, but it’s important that your car remain a serene, supportive environment that eases your mood behind the wheel, rather than exacerbates it.
Although you can’t rearrange the seating in your car like you can with your bedroom furniture, there are simple things you can do to enhance the positive energy in your car by boosting your vehicle’s chi.
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- Clean the Clutter
- Wash Windows
- Scrub It
- Fix It Up
- Open Windows
- Name It
- Pick Better Music
- Super Smells
- Drink Water
- Park Better
- Carry a Token
Clean the Clutter
Like in your home, clutter creates stress, tension, and depression. Open the energy channels and create a free-flowing environment by cleaning up the crap. This also includes wiping the dashboard, vacuuming the floors, and scrubbing the seats. Remember, messiness isn’t the natural state of your car; it comes from neglect.
Windows are an important part of feng shui, so keeping your glass (and mirrors) clear and visible will not only enhance your visibility on the road but also allow for more sunshine and natural energy to reach you while you’re driving.
A dirty car is not attractive to walk up to and enter, and will immediately put you at unease. Take time to wash your car regularly, making it something you find appealing and attractive to own and be seen in.
Fix It Up
If there’s a warning light you’ve been neglecting or an odd noise you’ve been ignoring, you need to relieve yourself of that stress by getting your vehicle fixed. Having your car in smooth running condition will save you from the stress of worry and being pestered by car problems.
Even better than clean windows are no windows. Feel at one with nature by rolling down your windows, getting a car with a sunroof, or driving a convertible. The less you isolate yourself while riding in the car, the better.
Creating a personal bond with your vehicle will boost the energy you feel being in it and will motivate you to take better care of it. The best way to do this is giving your car a pet name.
Pick Better Music
Forget angry talk radio and vapid Top 20 hits. Listening to relaxing, positive music while driving can really enhance your mood. Stick with music with positive messages or instrumental artists that avoid dissonant sounds.
Fill your car with soothing smells using natural incense that’s safe for use in the car. Even air fresheners with soothing, natural scents will help enhance the olfactory experience in your car.
Keep connected to the elements and remain hydrating by keeping a bottle of fresh water on-hand while you drive.
Where you leave your car has a big impact on the energy it absorbs. Opt for natural surroundings like trees and grass over negative influences like trash bins and broken-down cars. When you park your car at home, face it away from your house.
Carry a Token
Depending on how much stock you put into feng shui, pick a crystal or personal memento to keep with you–even if you have it in your glove box for most of the time. And if you have a favorite, lucky color, surround yourself with it in your car.
- Aaron WidmarSenior Editor
Aaron is unashamed to be a native Clevelander and the proud driver of a 1995 Saturn SC-2 (knock on wood). He gleefully utilizes his background in theater, literature, and communication to dramatically recite his own articles to nearby youth. Mr. Widmar happily resides in Dayton, Ohio with his magnificent wife, Vicki, but is often on the road with her exploring new destinations. Aaron has high aspirations for his writing career but often gets distracted pondering the profound nature of the human condition and forgets what he was writing... See more articles by Aaron.