Feng Shui for Workplace
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Many of us spend countless hours a day laboring away with projects, whether we have a job, work for ourselves, or are retired. I'm continually grateful and amazed by how my life's work has manifested in the world, thanks in part to these simple feng shui adjustments. I hope they encourage you to infuse your own workspace with love, prosperity, and wonder.
1. Rethink your desk position.
The single most important aspect of your work space's feng shui is your desk location. For maximum flow and productivity, place your desk so you can see most of the room when you're sitting there. You should be able to see the entryway, but you should not be directly in line with the door. For the most dynamic desk placement, place your desk at an angle, kitty-corner from the door. This is called the "commanding position" and it creates the most dramatic shift toward renewal, effectively clearing the space for opportunity and abundance to come your way. In case you can't move your desk, you can also place a mirror at your desk that reflects the door.
2. Place a mirror above your head.
The mirror uplifts your chi, or life force energy, effectively enhancing, magnifying, and centering your energy flow when you sit underneath it. For extra feng shui credit, place this adjustment between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., the most life-affirming yang hours of the day.
3. Fill a desk pad.
Another simple way to create more focus and flow is by placing a writing pad in the center of your desk. In feng shui, we use a map, called a bagua, to designate the nine areas of our lives and homes. The center of your desk is the health area—and it speaks to more than just physical health. It can represent the health of your career, job, or business, too. It also touches all the other eight feng shui map areas, so it connects and supports all the aspects of your workspace. Desk pads are essential for those with glass desks, as glass is transparent and may make things "fall through" in your work life. In this case, the pad serves to provide some grounding and support.
The pad should take up at least half of your desk, and you should be intentional with your color choice. Black relates to connections and flow while tones of orange, yellow, and brown provide stability and support. White helps you complete tasks, red ignites passion, and green and blue are full of energy, growth, and new beginnings.