Your office is an important part of your life. It’s where you make decisions, manifest new ideas, and talk to clients. To put your best foot forward in life, you need to feel relaxed and comfortable. The way your office is arranged can either help or hinder your ability to work with a relaxed attitude.
If you work at home, it’s best to have a dedicated room for your home office. (You’ll be eligible for a tax write-off too!) If you don’t have the space for a separate office at home – renting an office space is a far better idea than trying to cram a workplace into your bedroom, dining room, or corner of your living room. If your garage has heating and HVAC (especially important here in Austin) it’s a viable option.
Working in a space with at least one window is desirable. You’ll not only benefit psychologically from natural light, but if the window opens, you’ll be able to bring fresh air into your space which is one of the very best Feng Shui secrets you can utilize. There are also immeasurable benefits to looking out at nature.
Use table and desk lamps and avoid overhead lighting. Lamps should be placed about four to five feet away from each other. Consider adding a Himalayan salt lamp to your desk area. It gives off a warm glow and is said to absorb toxic energy from your computer.
Don’t sit with your back towards the door if possible. If it’s impractical, simply keep the door closed or put a small reflective mirror on your computer so you can see who’s coming in behind you.
Avoid placing your desk in line with a door unless you keep the door closed. The energy coming in from the door can cause you to lose focus.
It’s best to have a wall behind you to give you support. And avoid setting up your desk on an angle or with your back toward the window.
Try to have as many of these features as practical given your space:
A wall behind you
Your desk not in line with a door
Your desk facing a window
Position yourself in a “U” shape with furniture supporting each side
Avoid sitting under beams in the ceiling
If you use your office primarily to meet with clients, ensure that the clients seating are is comfortable and arranged in a U-Shape if possible. This formation aids in relaxation.
Special Energy Enhancements
Generally speaking, the northeast corresponds to wealth. Place a fire-colored object in this area to gather wealth energy. Fire colors are red, pink, purple, and orange.
North corresponds to water, which is creative energy in Feng Shui. Put a table fountain, a picture of water, or a blue and black colored object to strengthen this energy.
Keep current bills in any of these areas of your office – northwest, northeast, south, or west. In Feng Shui, these directions have “active” energy. Active energy helps things move and that’s exactly what you want your bills to do.
Put investment and savings paperwork in the non-active areas of your office. These areas are the north, east, southeast, southwest areas. These directions help things grow – which is what your bank account to do!
And Don’t forget the basics!
Keep your office uncluttered and clean. Give it a “spring cleaning” at least every six months. Energy can become stagnate – and make you stagnate – if you don’t dispel it.