Feng Shui l Shaped desk
Feng Shui is the Chinese art or practice of positioning objects, especially buildings and furniture, based on a belief in patterns of yin and yang and the flow of chi that have positive and negative effects. And some believe that applying the principles of Feng Shui to your office setting can boost creativity, productivity and profitability-and make your workplace a less stressful place to be.
"Feng Shui also takes into account ergonomics, color theory - mood stimulation - and our own personality to improve how we feel and function within our spaces. It keeps our minds connected in a positive way, " explains Feng Shui consultant and author Carolyn D. Thomas of Feng Shui ArQiTect.
"Feng Shui will help you take command of your life simply by taking command of your space. It addresses self-awareness and empowerment in the home and office. Not knowing what is happening in and around your bit of real estate affects the quality of your interactions with your family, coworkers and friends. Feng Shui in the workplace is a vital piece to creating an enriched atmosphere, " says Bette Steflik of Shen Men Feng Shui. "Basic Feng Shui adjustments are easy to implement."
Here’s how to get started:
• Office with a view: " When you stand in the doorway looking into your office or cubicle, what do you see? What catches your eye and draws you in? Place an image or an object at eye level (in Feng Shui the higher up we place something gives it more importance) that connects you to the “why you work”. Do you dream of a trip to Tuscany? Find an image that connects you to it. You get the picture, " says Thomas.
• At the door: "Attract good energy and make yourself visible by making sure your office is clearly identifiable as yours, with your name on the door and a clear indication of your job title (your business card, for example) on clear display, " suggests Ann Bingley Gallops of Open Spaces Feng Shui.