Feng shui principles can easily be applied to the office environment. Here are a few simple Do’s and Don’ts taken from Care2.com to make your office space better equipped with positive energy and a sense of prosperity and well being.
- DO sit in the corner farthest from the entrance to the room to have a “command” position.
- DON”T sit in line with the door, as you will be in the path of negative energy.
- DO keep your back toward a corner or a wall for support. If a post protrudes from the corner or wall, correct it by covering it with a hanging plant’s draping foliage.
- DO sit with a tall building behind you to provide the support of a “mountain” if your back is to a window.
- DON”T face away from the door if you are conducting business from home. Business will symbolically come to you through the door, so don’t turn your back on it.
- DON”T arrange your workspace so that you look straight out into a corridor or see the stairs, storage rooms, closets, elevators, escalators, or toilets.
- DO put your computer in the North or West area of your office to enhance your creativity. Place the computer in the Southeast if you use it to generate income.
- DO place an aquarium or tabletop fountain in the East, North, or Southeast. A small aquarium with black or blue fish in the North area of your desk or office will activate your business and career success. Guppies or a single arowana are ideal for an aquarium made of glass and metal.
- DO place a safe, which is usually constructed of metal, in either West or Northwest, which both represent the metal element. The safe symbolizes the prosperity and financial security of a business.
- DO have a good balance of yin and yang when decorating your workspace. Balance light and dark colors, soft and hard surfaces, and smooth and rough textures in your choice of window treatments, furniture, and flooring.
- DON”T have any mirrors in your office, as they can reflect negative energy from clients to other people in the room. You should always maintain control over the energy in your office.
- DO treat the files in your office with respect. They represent your past, present, and future business.
- DO keep the cords to your office equipment well hidden. This will eliminate clutter and allows for the free flow of chi.
These great tips will keep the energy flowing and make you feel at one with nature. These principles will be easy to apply whether you are working in an office cubicle or at a desk in a private office.