As a result, I decided that first, I needed to get rid of some of the red decor elements I had every where in the room. Our school colors are red and columbia blue, so I've always been drawn to red as a decor color but it does cause excitability. Red is an intense color, but I had about 6 pieces of furniture painted red and a bright red rug on the floor. I didn't want to totally repaint everything so I took a little inspiration from Cassie Stephens and turned this stool into a paint pallette and transformed the rungs into brushes.
I did repaint one red metal cabinet with a very light blue. I'm thinking I will zentangle a design on here or something fun someday, it just hasn't happened yet.
According to the bagua map (since my classroom door is in the southwest corner of the room, it isn't the ideal layout to work with the map, I am using the place on the chart below where the door icons are, is true North, with the left side being east and the right side being west). This puts my sinks in the perfect spot for career and life path, flowing water, etc.
I also added a second white board to my room this year so that my students could face east instead of west. My clock is on the west wall, and now I can watch it but they can't really see it if they are facing front. And their backs are to the door, which is nice too, way less distractions.
I feel like the 'flow' of my room and the energy has been better this year than ever before. Maybe it is just wishful thinking, maybe it is having nicer classes, or maybe there is something to this whole energy thing.