Feng Shui is the ancient art of architecture that dwells on the position of objects and structures to ensure their harmony. Following on our Home Feng Shui Articles, we will also take a look at how to Feng Shui your office. As Feng Shui promotes good fortune and prosperity, having a supportive Feng Shui office environment might just increase your odds of getting that pay rise.
1. Desk Position
Desk position is probably the most important object in your office. It is your work space, your canvas and the place where you will be spending 90% of your time. Therefore, it is crucial to position your desk well.
- Do not face your desk to a wall or a filing cabinet.
- Position your desk as far away as possible from your door.
- Your desk should be facing a window or the door
You don’t want to be facing a wall or a filing cabinet whilst you’re trying to rack your brain for new ideas or find a solution to a dead-end problem. You need to promote space, and facing a window or the door (an opening) is what promotes the “incoming” stream of new ideas. If your office is a bit small for you to face the door, get creative by placing colourful paintings on the wall or by placing mirrors to expand the feel of your office space.
2. De-clutter, De-clutter, De-clutter
Feng Shui principles dictate that both homes and offices need to be clutter free. Clutter signifies mess, entanglements and is considered an “obstacle” for good fortune to be able to enter your office space. Ensure that your desk and your surrounding office environment is free of any misplaced files and objects. Create a good filing system and stick to it as much as possible as to not only lose files but also you will be more efficient in doing your work when you have a great filing system. Maintain an organized desk and office space to allow for a clear flow of good energy.
3. Light and Oxygen
Having plenty of natural light and a constant stream of fresh air is not only beneficial in improving office Feng Shui, but also for your health. Windows are of significance as a ray of sunshine has been shown to improve moods and increase productivity. Open your window for a couple of hours in the morning to refresh the air in your office daily.
Maybe opt for some small pot plants to maintain oxygen flow in your office. An environment with low oxygen levels will likely make you feel tired quicker as your brain is deprived of oxygen.
If your office space is lacking space or feels claustrophobic to implement any of the above Feng Shui tips, use mirrors to cleverly increase the illusion of office space. Stick to smaller and minimal desk design (as opposed to big chunky wooden desks) to create an aura of space in your office.
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