How to Feng Shui Your Workspace

Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of harmonizing your surrounding environment which is still used today. If you have been working remotely since the COVID-19 outbreak, adding Feng Shui to your home environment can be a great way to destress and create a calm and peaceful atmosphere so you can be your most productive. The basic principles of the practice can help provide a sense of balance, which could help catapult you towards success.

Cut Out the Clutter

At the beginning and end of each workday, make a point to remove any extra office products and trash from your desk and its surrounding areas. Not only will this give you more room to physically work on your tasks, but it can also free up mental space.

Consider Color

Bringing color into your workspace can be the push you need to boost motivation and innovation. According to Feng Shui, color can have a strong influence over your workday. Here are some examples:

Green: Improves health and balance

Blue: Supports career success and growth

Yellow: Represents happiness and good times

White: Brings creative energy

Bring the Outdoors, Indoors

Many people can’t face a window or work outside when working their 9-5, but that doesn’t mean you need to be without nature. Instead, bring in some plants that don’t need as much sunlight to thrive, like succulents, to place around your desk. While you should be sure not to choose anything too overwhelming, having plants can help energize you and keep you productive throughout the day.

Check Your Personal Mood

Before you start your day, consider how your mood might be affecting you. Did you wake up happy and refreshed, or tired and stressed? Before you walk into the office, try your best to leave any negative feelings outside the door.

Whether at home or at the office, use these Feng Shui tips to transform your work day.

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