If you are feeling uncomfortable at your home office and your productivity is suffering because of it, perhaps it is time for a change. It might be time to Feng Shui your work surrounding. Feng Shui is an old Chinese practice of placing objects around us in a certain way, to increase attract positive energy. Using good Feng Shui in a room is believed to increase the flow of Chi (life energy) and make it a more harmonious place. Here are some useful tips to redesign the office space and allow it to bring out the success out of you.
Turn the desk towards the entrance
You should be in command of your work space; therefore your desk should be facing the entrance of your home office. This is also known as the commanding position, as most of the room can be observed from this position and you shouldn’t have your back turned on them. It is believed that positioning the desk like this allows the person to see opportunities as they walk through the door. Facing this way prevents your co-workers from figuratively stabbing you in the back.
Keep in mind that you should be able to walk on both sides of the desk, this promotes the flow of chi. It is believed that having one side pushed to the wall badly influences income and relationships.
Clear the clutter
For positive energy to keep flowing without interruptions, there should be no clutter. Having your office cluttered can badly influence your work productivity and energy. Work place shouldn’t be disorganized, this is a sign that your mind is cluttered as well. This can prevent you from focusing on the task at hand. Clearing the clutter is a big step towards great Feng Shui, minimize distractions in the office. Anything that is used often or daily should be in the reach of your hand. Adopt a more minimalistic organization and keep anything that isn’t being used off the work desk.
Add the water element
Water is one of the 5 Feng Shui elements, and can be a perfect fit for an office. Introducing some décor with the colors blue and black can bring tranquility to the whole room and the person in it. A small aquarium with fish can be very soothing as well, images of water can look inspiring on the wall. Nothing can be more calming than water flowing, consider putting a water fountain in your office. The sound of water gushing can help a person relax, and flowing water is a symbol of income. This can be a great upgrade for your home office’s Feng Shui.
Bring life into office
Putting some greenery in your office can be good for Feng Shui. This will make the office a more positive space, it is believed plants take negative energy and turn it into positive. Add some much-needed life energy into the room by introducing bamboo or a money tree plant. Any plant is an improvement, as long as it is not made of plastic. Real plants will also improve the quality of air you breathe, they create a healthier environment and clear out toxins. The green color is believed to provide inspiration and lead to good ideas. But stay away from sharp plants such as cactuses, they will create aggressive Chi.
There’s no need to feel cluttered and uncomfortable in the office. So before making a final choice in a commercial fitout use this ancient Chinese art of decoration to make it a harmonious and productive place. Follow these tips to upgrade your office with Feng Shui.
February 7, 2017