Now more than ever before, people lead hectic lives. There’s always something to do or somewhere to be. In fact, it’s not uncommon to have to be at two different places at once.

Somewhere, in the midst of it all, we’ve become disconnected with what really matters. We’ve lost our connection to the earth; we’ve stopped just being. It’s crucial that as human beings, we take the time to slow down and smell the roses. Life is too short.

The good news is that with a little inspiration, you can restore the balance in your life. Start small, and don’t try to change everything all at once. If you’re committed to inviting a little more serenity into your life, consider the art of feng shui and flowers. This can be incorporated into your home, which is the best place to start.  Your home is your sacred space, and feng shui ensures that everything in the room is arranged in a way to allow for maximum energy flow. The idea is that your environment will help you restore balance in your life.

Flowers play an important part in this process, because they connect you back to nature and the earth, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in tranquility. Here are some of the best flowers to help you achieve optimal flow in your home.

Peonies

Peonies, especially in soft pink or yellow, are known to attract romance and love. The best place for them is the bedroom so that they can make you feel sexy and confident. Soft pink is more for long-term relationships, while red is for lustful needs, or rekindling an old love (or both, of course!). The Chinese consider the peony to be the ultimate flower, as it can reflect optimism and spring.

Orchids

Purple orchids are what you need when you desire a career boost, or even just a career. Place them in your living room or a common area of your home to give good career luck to the entire household. Even if you’re unsure of where you want to next take your career, a purple orchid can help provide focus and clarity. White orchids can also connote purity and spiritual development, while red shades signify fertility.

Lotus

If you’re looking for good health, then lotus flowers are the way to go. Not only can they encourage healing, but they can also promote good health and prevention of disease. If you’re looking to have children, they are especially known for encouraging fertility. Lotus flowers are known to blossom above dirty and muddy water, which is symbolic for becoming enlightened and becoming perfect.

Chrysanthemums

Money. Who isn’t looking for it? We could all use some extra coin, and chrysanthemums can be just the ticket for you. Because they blossom with so many petals, they are symbolic for abundance and balance. This means that they are the ultimate good luck charm for coming into wealth. If you combine them with orchids, they can each enhance the other’s chi. Yellow chrysanthemums are known to be especially lucky.

When placing them in your home, make sure to put them top left of a bookcase or dresser to achieve maximum wealth mojo.

Narcissus

Narcissus flowers are another career and wealth booster, but also much more. They are considered lucky for increasing your talents and skills, which in turn could boost your career. Gold and purple are good for new beginnings. This could mean purchasing at the start of a new year, a change in jobs or relationship status, or moving into a new home.

Plum Blossom

Tree blossoming flowers like plum, cherry, and apple can also bring luck in situations of new beginnings. Plum, in particular, signifies purity and freshness, and will provide long-lasting good luck throughout the life of the new situation. As with many of the other flowers, these tree blossom flowers can also be used for romantic luck, particularly for rescuing marriages or long-term relationships.

Magnolia

The white magnolia is a multi-faceted flower. It can provide luck and good vibes for wealth and prosperity, for starters. It also signifies purity and love. Planting it in the front yard can bring luck to the whole surrounding area, while planting in the backyard can signify hidden wealth or a regular stream of income.

As people we tend to live in extremes, but that isn’t the way we were meant to live. It seems we all struggle with balance and finding or keeping it. By incorporating feng shui into your home and by bringing the outdoors in with florals, you’ll be well on your way to restoring some balance to your life. Don’t be afraid to make your home your haven; a place where you decompress and restore your chi.