Feng Shui for your Office for Success!

by | Jul 6, 2010 | Intentional Design, Office, Tips

Whether you’re in a corner suite, a cubicle, or home office, Feng Shui can help you create more harmony, flow and productivity in your work. There are several excellent Feng Shui configurations that promote more success in your career

Here are 3 things you can do right now to promote more flow and harmony in your office

1.    Place yourself in the Commanding position:In Feng Shui, the position of your desk can support you in feeling more empowered and in command of your life!

·         Make sure to sit in a chair with a straight back (no gaps-they leak life force energy)

·         Your back must be facing a solid wall (no window)

·         Make sure you have a clear view of the door from where you are sitting.

·         Don’t face a wall; this can create a sense of blockage and stagnation in your career. If there’s no way around it, then get a mirror or a picture that creates the illusion of depth and expansion .

·         If you can’t change the position of your desk, then get into the virtual command position. The virtual what? The virtual command means that you position a mirror in such a way so that you can see the door from wherever you are sleeping or working. That way, you don’t actually have to move your location. There is a web site that sells rear view type mirrors for computers, which would put you in the virtual command position. Check www.monitormirror.com.However, any mirror will serve the same purpose-as long as you can see what’s behind you


2.    If you’re Walls Could Talk What Would the Say about You?

Studies show that people know more about you from looking in your room for 15 seconds than talking with you at a party for 30 minutes. Use the walls in your office to send a powerful message about you.

·         Impression Wall: Use the wall behind your desk to make a strong impression and send a message about you and/or

           your company to the world.

·         Mastery Wall:  Make one wall or section of your office depict your skill and training. Items such as awards, certificates,

          pictures of  wise mentors and achievements work well here. In Feng Shui terms, the best area for this is the “Skills/Wisdom”

          section, which is the right hand corner closest to the front door.

·               Inspiration Wall/Area: Surround yourself with things you truly love. The best wall for inspiration is the one directly

                 in front of your desk. What you focus on grows, so use this wall to condition your thoughts in the direction of your desires.


3.    Bring in the 5 elements: Water, Fire, Earth, Metal and Wood to create a human comfort zone.


Have you wondered why most office buildings include a park or an atrium? A happy worker is a productive worker. Proximity to nature affects our physiology in real measurable ways. In Feng Shui, that is why we strive to create nature indoors. Even if you feel like  you are flooded with so much work that you don’t have the time to walk outside or muse over your fish tank, or the well groomed bonsai, do not feel deterred, by having touches of nature in your environment, you can re-connect to the natural world in a very real, deep and meaningful way.

Here are some ways of introducing these elements into your office:

·         Water: Encourages flexibility, intuition, and new opportunities. Use a water fountain, a picture of water closest to the entry way, or in the far left hand corner.

·         Wood: Secures foundation in all ventures. Plants, bamboo and live flowers will bring in life force energy and a wooden desk will give stability in relationships.

·         Metal: Inspires creativity. Introduce bells, standing chimes, or anything that makes a pleasant sound.

·         Earth: Ensures Stability through difficult times. Ceramics, yellow, sand, rocks, etc.

·         Fire: Improves and protects reputation. Candles, lights, pointy objects like cactus, pyramids, etc

Last, but not least, make sure your desk is clutter fee. The most successful people in the world have clean desks. The less stuff on your desk the more space in your mind for generating brilliant new ideas!