How To Feng Shui Your Home Office
Anyone who works from home can tell you that finding your flow, minimising distraction and keeping your energy up is vitally important.
This makes Feng Shui, the Chinese art of guiding positive energies through your home with the mindful arrangement of your belongings, a perfect fit for those working out of a home office.
Feng Shui is a complex subject, especially for beginners, so here are a few hints and tips to help you perfect your qi.
1. Feng Shui Starts With a Good Floor Plan
Many people who work from home make a single, crucial mistake; they put their office equipment either in the bedroom or very close to it. Ideally, have your home office as far away from your bedroom as you can.
There must be a physical and mental division between the spaces where you work and rest. Otherwise your mind doesn’t know what to prioritise and distractions can creep in. You might even struggle to sleep because the energy the room consists of business and productivity.
2. Embrace Minimalism, But Dress for Success
If there’s one thing Feng Shui adherents cannot abide, it’s a hoarder. Clear out your workspace. Declutter your home.
Your office should be a place you identify with personal success. Items that make you feel appreciated, successful and productive are ideal, creating the kind of energy that leads to a strong work-from-home hustle.
3. Find the Right Desk
Finding the right desk is crucial. Did you know that different materials yield different energies in your home? A classic wooden desk might look like exactly the kind of writer’s nook you’ve wanted your whole life, but in Feng Shui wood is a material with a fizzy, creative, excitable energy and that may contribute to a lack of focus.
You can mitigate this with an assortment of personal decorations, or look at desks
4. Command the Room
A core principle of Feng Shui in any space is the placement of your furniture. It’s a great idea to position your desk so that your back faces a wall. This is called commanding the room.
Commanding the room means being able to see the entire room, and the door that leads into it. We’re biologically wired to respond to a configuration like this; we like knowing where everything is, and who is approaching us. This simple change creates a positive, unguarded energy flow that will allow you to better focus on the task at hand.
5. You are basically a Plant
Much like the pot plant you bought to bring a bit of green into the house, you need light and air in order to flourish.
Simply opening the blinds and moving that pot plant into the office for a little air purification will do wonders for your mind and body. This is the kind of energy you want to be channelling into your home office.
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