Are you stressed at work and feel like you’re not delivering the right results anymore? Are you having a blockage, you no longer have energy, and your relationships with your colleagues are tense? In short, you don’t feel good at work!
Have you thought of Feng Shui? Feng Shui is the Chinese art that helps to harmonize the vital energy from a certain place through small arrangements to ensure the healthy, well-being, and prosperity.
Applying Feng Shui techniques at work reduces stress and favors harmonious relationships among team members, improves creativity, concentration, productivity and removes negative waves. You obtain all these if you create yourself a Feng Shui office.
Try to use the five Feng Shui elements in your office: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water - a metal detail, wooden stationery, plants, an aquarium, etc.
The first step in setting up a Feng Shui office is to get rid of everything you don’t need and clean everything up.
· Don’t place the stacks of files on the floor.
· Don’t put too many things on the shelves or on top of the cabinets.
· Make order in cabinets and drawers.
· Fix or throw away everything that doesn’t work anymore.
· Throw the papers that you don’t need anymore.
· Make order in all the documents on your desk.
· Throw away all post-it notes that are no longer valid.
· Throw the bottles and juice doses, wash the dirty coffee mugs.
· Throw the garbage bag every night.
The mess has a profound impact on your emotional state and well-being. A clean and organized office brings your vital energy, favors inspiration, concentration, and creativity. You will have clear ideas, and your energy and vitality will return. You will be more relaxed, quieter, and less stressed.
The Best Feng Shui Desk Position
The orientation of the desk in the room is one of the most important things in this kind of décor. To be Feng Shui, place the office in the spot of power, that is, far from the entrance, with back to the wall or diagonally.
· The desk should not be with the back to the window or the door, because this makes you vulnerable and creates a sense of anger. You must see who’s coming in. If you can’t place your desk this way, make sure you have a high-backed chair that protects you.
· Don’t place your desk near the door. In this way you will not be distracted.
· Avoid putting your desk in front of a wall. If you don’t have a choice, place a picture on the wall.
· The space in front of you must be relaxed to foster opportunities.
· If you have the share the space with someone else, avoid sitting back to back or face to face. If you can’t avoid this, make a barrier from a plant or a photo.
· If you work in an open space, the partitions are important because in such a room the energy evaporates. Try to delimit the space between you and your colleagues.
Objects and Images to Place in a Feng Shui Office
Every object in your office influences you. When surrounded by images and objects that inspire you, you create a favorable environment for achieving your goals. Put pictures, slogans, and images that symbolize your goals. Choose furniture and accessories that inspire prosperity, abundance, and success.
The computer should be placed on the right side of the desk, while on the left side it’s good to have a lamp.
Behind the desk, hang a picture of a mountain landscape, but without sharp peaks, and in the front, make sure you have an aquatic picture because water symbolizes wealth and prosperity.
To dynamize the office, put the right things in the right place with the help of a compass, as follows:
· Phone, agenda, computer, business cards at west or northwest to foster career and the contacts with the outside;
· Photos with family and friends to the west or east;
· Lamps must be placed south to illuminate your prospects for the future;
· To improve your relationship with colleagues place your plants to the east.
Feng Shui Colors at the Office
The colors in your office must be bright and calm such as beige, sand, light grey, and yellow. These are the only colors used in the interior design of workspaces. Dark colors are also used, but still, it is indicated to mix them with soft tones. The vivid colors agitate the body and spirit.
· Yellow encourages optimism and hope, helps concentration and attention, and stimulates the intellect.
· Green represents growth, vitality, and abundance.
· Blue characterizes reliability and increases creativity.
· Black encourages introspection and opens new horizons.
· Brown sustains and strengthens the body, but doesn’t stimulate the spirit.
· White dynamizes the mind and mental concentration, but exhausts the body.
· Gray stimulates concentration but exhausts the body.
Plants in a Feng Shui Office
Feng Shui techniques recommend us to place green plants in the office. They act well on health and working conditions, because they bring positive energies, increase creative work and productivity.
The most suitable office plant is the bamboo, which brings good luck. Place your plants from East to Southeast. Avoid cacti, bonsai, and plants with sharp leaves.
Maybe it’s time to redecorate your office if you haven’t felt like yourself lately. Make these changes and wait for results. Ready?
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