Change is inevitable. There are large numbers of changes that occur regularly in your life that are completely within your control. You make modifications to the way you do things, vary how you think about something, adjust what you do or when you do it and make huge transformative changes such as moving, downsizing, changing jobs or even something like cosmetic dentistry or surgery.

What if your major change affects other members of the family, such as moving to another city or state to take a job or go to school? Have you considered whether the benefits and rewards outweigh the costs and upheaval experienced by your loved ones? It is the major changes you want to take extra time to evaluate so you can be in full control.

Significant change in your life requires time to research before you act – time to evaluate whether such a change will provide an improvement in your life or simply more stress. When you evaluate change through this type of filter it will provide a natural flow to your well-being and the well-being of your family instead of creating anxiety.

Positive Change Requires Focus

Smaller changes that sneak up on you and take you by surprise are the changes that can be great in your life or a complete disaster. In Feng Shui, change is a good thing when properly planned, expected and executed. This type of change provides you empowerment or accomplishment energy. These changes can include everything from going on a diet to trying a new restaurant or taking up a sport that you’ve never played before or getting a massage.

Deliberately planning change in your life energizes and invigorates you. Feng Shui, after all, is the use of positive energy to bring about positive change or desired results in your life.

Controlled Change Requires a Feng Shui Roadmap

You need to be in control of yourself and your surroundings in order to eliminate the many dreaded surprises of change or the changes you do not want. One of the best ways to be in control is to create a new roadmap based on Feng Shui principles for all the positive changes you’d like to make in your life.

Begin with a small notebook. Create two columns on the first several pages. Add pages as necessary. Label the left column “Desired change” and the right column “Accomplished by.” Then begin writing down everything you wish to positively change in your life and surroundings in the left column. The first time you do this, simply write as many things as you can think of as quickly as possible. You will be surprised at some of the things you may have wanted to change for years but just never got around to it.

A couple of days later re-read your list to see if you’ve missed something. Then in the right column assign each item in the left column a date by which you’d like to accomplish your change.

For example, if one of your changes is that you want to lose weight, write down a reasonable length of time in which you hope to accomplish that change. If you’ve wanted to re-paint the living room and re-upholster your Grandmother’s old sofa that you love, write the desired date of accomplishment to its right.

Remember to list even the mundane such as un-cluttering your closets, kitchen drawers and garage.

Next, make sure that every item has a positive feeling attached to it, such as joy or love. Every time you think about something new you wish to change in your life or your surroundings, immediately list it in the left column of your notebook and then give it a completion date.

Once you’ve accomplished your change, place a gold star beside the item. That is the obvious recognition for your accomplishment. As you accumulate the gold stars you will realize that you are one more step closer to being in control of your life, which invites more prosperity energy to enter.

By creating a log or journal of the changes you’d like to make in your life, you will be energizing those changes, and you will be amazed at the ease with which you will accomplish them. The more planned changes that occur in your life, the more control you achieve, and you will feel happier and more prosperous.

© Pat Heydlauff, all rights reserved 2014

Author's Bio: 

Pat Heydlauff, a “flow of focus” expert, speaker and consultant designs home and workplace environments that unleash the flow of focus and maximize performance while creating balance and increasing prosperity. She is author of the forthcoming book, Engage, Unleash the Power of Focus and published books, Feng Shui, So Easy a Child Can Do It and Selling Your Home with a Competitive Edge. Contact her at 561-744-2666 or