Changes are essential for the renewal of energy. An example is the Chinese tradition of “Feng Shui.” Such tradition claims to use energy forces to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment. As in Feng Shui, at Job Duck, we believe in motion to bring new ways to experiment our working environment. From our regular daily tasks to the most critical projects, we strive positively in everything we do. Today, we want to share seven tips to improve your home office for the most positive energy motion with the help of Feng Shui:
Desk for Success
When you walk into an office, the first thing you will probably notice is an office desk. You can almost say that it is the most important part of equipment inside your working space. A desk is where you do all your work, so to avoid being distracted by a squeaking or leaning desk, make sure that it is sturdy, with no wobbling. Consider a wooden desk for stability. If a plain wooden desk is too dull for you, opt for a white desk that is modern yet functional. Make sure that your desk includes at least two drawers to keep all your belongings safely tucked away and for you to keep your files organized.
While you are on the path of rearranging your home office, consider the following: Move your office desk to a spot where you have a clear vision of the room. Having your back facing the entrance creates vulnerability and anxiety without you even realizing it. Unfortunately, if the tension builds up, it can affect your performance at work and harm relationships with coworkers and peers. You should feel in control of your environment and surroundings. According to Feng shui expert Ashley Cantley, your back should face a wall as it is a powerful position that equals major success.
Since it’s a new year, why don’t you consider painting your office a new color? Color has an astonishing effect on our minds and our moods. It plays a massive role in setting the tone of professional space, and having the right colors in your home office will boost your productivity. “White or pastels help stimulate creativity, green represents growth, black represents the water element and is associated with money, and purple represents clarity. Another choice is to go with earth tones if you tend to feel stressed at work,” says Cantley. In the end, it depends on what kind of work you’re doing. Make your home office colorful, feel the energy, and reach beyond the stars.
Growing the Seeds
Have you ever walked into an office feeling at home without anyone saying a word? We all know the feeling of seeing plants in our surroundings, especially in our work environment. The sense of calmness is almost indescribable. A productive flow of positive energy is essential. We suggest using the principles of Feng Shui and a few indoor plants to attract positive energy into your home office. The Lucky Bamboo plant is our favorite as they represent good fortune, happiness, humbleness, and growth. Make some space on your office desk to decorate your home office with a few new plants. Click HERE to learn more about the top five Feng Shui plants for prosperity, health, and harmony.
Motivation on the Wall
Most of us need some inspiration and motivation to do the work to our best abilities. Some inspiring art and quotes inside your working space will significantly impact your workday. Try hanging photos of inspiring people you aspire to be like, it can range from businessmen/women to artists, scientists, anyone you want! Motivational quotes are also a great idea, for example; “However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at” – Steve Jobs. You can also try hanging some nice art and decor on your walls that will contribute to a Feng Shui office.
Fresh Scent in the Air
Another big part of Feng Shui, which we believe is a great way to invite positive energy, is using scent in your office to help with stress or anxiety. Citrus-infused essential oils help with stress, whereas lavender keeps you calm. The scent is an excellent way to stimulate your senses and produce a positive working environment. Try having a diffuser in your office; while it smells lovely, it also filters the air so you can get more oxygen intake, which will benefit your working day. Scented candles and wax melts are also a good option for those who are thinking of alternatives.
Light it Up
Offices need to be well lit, as it is the place where we are most focused. Lightning is an important aspect of Feng Shui, as it can affect our whole mood. Working in a dark or not well-lit office can be draining or even depressing. Ensure that your office has enough windows to open for natural lighting and enough ventilation; as we said in our previous discussion, getting enough oxygen is a key factor! If your office is in a location that doesn’t allow much natural lighting, many desk lamps are to choose from. Be on the lookout for lamps with a soft glow and an earthy or natural tone so that you won’t be overstimulated. Do your best to avoid fluorescent light bulbs, which can drain your energy.
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The Job Duck Team