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Most offices don’t have a very welcoming space. With the rise of work from home, Feng-Shui and wellness-focused practices are increasing in popularity. Feng Shui is a Chinese practice where you focus on your energy, or chi, to improve overall focus, success, and workflow. Applying this to your workspace will help make a more productive area for yourself, and this can be used and transferred to any area of your life.
Feng Shui helps with guidelines for room layouts. It touches on points like the color palettes, the elements of the decor, and more items that can help promote a more positive lifestyle and productivity. To ensure that your office is appropriately optimized, either home or cubicle, read on to find out the tips experts recommend.
1. Declutter Your Space
It might seem self-explanatory, but having a clean and clutter-free space is the best way to focus when you’re working. Clutter can easily make your workspace feel overpowered and take the energy from working. Get rid of excess office supplies, unnecessary papers, and other objects that cause visual disruption. Take a few moments to check drawers and make sure these are clutter-free as well. Ideally, you want to work in a space that gives you peace and calm.
2. Home Office Set-Up
For those working from home, make sure to arrange your items at home. In Feng Shui, your desk should be placed in a commanding way. To achieve this, place your desk facing the door, this way, you’ll be able to see what’s coming your way. If possible, place your desk in the center of the room, but never turn your back to the door. Ideally, you’d want to put your desk next to a window; this will help connect the outdoors with the indoors.
3. Nature Placements
Nature helps us be present and breathe. Having plants or images of it can help reduce stress. Imagine a mountain artwork hung on a wall, now place it behind you to keep you grounded and support you while working. Also, try having a window near you to view the outside to keep you inspired.
4. Include The Four Elements
Feng Shui uses all four elements. However, you might think the fire has no presence in the office. Fire relates more to burning energy, and it sets the stage for tension – properties you don’t want in an office environment. Instead, focusing on water-related to abundance and calmness is perfect for the office.
There are many ways to ensure your workspace is set for a stress-free and productive environment. Feng Shui helps any room feel more inviting and productive. Adopting these techniques into your office decor can help everyone feel more productive and serene.