The ancient art of Feng Shui tells us that people are affected either negatively or positively by their environment so if things have been feeling a little unbalanced for you, perhaps Feng Shui is your answer!
In case you are new to it, Feng Shui (pronounced "Fung Schway"), is the art of re-arranging the surrounding environment to unblock obstacles that may be affecting your ‘chi’ or positive life energy.
Compasses at the ready? Below are some Feng Shui principles that you can implement into your working space for increased success:
De-clutter – There is no point in energising certain areas of your life and leaving others in disarray. According to Feng Shui, clutter is indicative of how you run your business so organise it, file it or bin it.
To encourage new business, place your telephone or computer in the South-East point, considered the 'wealth' area.
Water is the element of communication and opportunity so add a fish bowl or mini-fountain to the Northern part of your space.
Do not work with your back to a door. Make sure your desk is in a ‘command’ position, facing the doorway, with a wall behind you for support. The furthest corner from the door is best. If you can’t avoid this then place a mirror on the wall you are facing so that you can see who is entering the room.
To enhance creativity, place your computer on the West side of your desk. If you want to generate more income, place it in the South-East direction.
For good health and increased energy place a plant such as a lucky bamboo or money tree in a red pot on the East side of your desk. If you’re trying to attract wealth, again, the South-East corner is where it’s at.
For good fortune great symbols to place around your space include the dragon, phoenix, unicorn and turtle.
If you want recognition for your efforts, place something red, like a scented candle, on the South corner of your desk. Crystals placed in this corner or on a windowsill will have the same effect.
Creating balance in your workspace eliminates any energy drainers and reduces stress, leading to a calmer, positive environment – what’s not to love about that?
Let us know: Are you a fan of Feng Shui? Have you implemented any Feng Shui principals into your home or office? Did you notice a shift?