So, now that I've given some of my background, on to the tip of the month.....
This may sound like a no-brainer, especially to those of us living in winter climates, but I think the topic bears some discussion:
HAVE A SHOES OFF POLICY FOR YOUR HOME
Many people already do this. It saves wear and tear on flooring and cuts down on the need for cleaning. There are some other good reasons to do this.
It can be a symbolic way of leaving the rest of the day at the door, and entering your own space free from everything except that which you truly Want to bring home with you.
Energetically, it has the same effect. Removing your shoes can help you avoid bringing unwated energy into your home.
Getting out of your shoes and getting your feet on the ground can be a grounding experience, and help you feel Home.
From a practical stand point, it can require some adjustment, especially when it's cold. I have learned to drop my groceries inside the front door and other items that need to be unloaded, and I keep my slippers waiting to welcome me home near the front door as well.
So Happy January! When I have a moment, I'll post a bit of a description of classical Feng Shui, but for now, stay warm!