Feng Shui is the balance of energies between the five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water.
It stems from centuries of East Asian energy practices and works to create better energy flow within any environment. Whether you’re working from home or in an office, you can increase productivity, boost job performance, and attract positive energy by using the principles of Feng Shui for your workspace.
Here are 4 ways to simply improve the energy of your workspace with Feng Shui:
1. See it Coming
If possible, orient your desk facing the front door of your office or room. If you can’t arrange your office furniture, place a small mirror on your desk to reflect the office entrance.
According to Feng Shui principles this offers protection as well as alerts you to opportunities. It also eases stress to be able to see what or who is coming into your space.
2. Declutter and Organize
Clutter is Feng Shui’s nemesis. Clutter represents things that are incomplete, unresolved or disheveled. Find an organizational system
that works for you to allow creativity to flow into your mind and space.
3. Map for Positive Flow
One of the most basic Feng Shui tools is the Bagua Map
. A nine-part grid, it is the Feng Shui architect’s sacred blueprint for facilitating positive energy flow.
The Bagua Map depicts different areas of a space—a desk, a home
, a building—and their correlating life attributes including their corresponding element and color. The upper left area, for example, represents abundance and prosperity
. So, maybe you want to place your payroll timesheets there.
Place objects on your desk in the proper area and you can make any modest territory into a map for conquering your energetic world.
4. Create Balance Between the Elements
Introduce as many of the five elements into your space as you can. A small fountain or picture of a lake will symbolize water. Red or orange desk accessories can represent fire. A plant or flower can represent both the earth element and the desk area’s corresponding color.
Use these guidelines to make small changes to your workspace. You may see some big results right away, or change may come gradually. Either way, the most important thing is to invite joy and positive energy into your work environment.