A beginner’s guide to Feng Shui for the workplace: Tips for creating positive energy in your workspace
When it comes to creating a positive work environment, many people turn to the ancient Chinese art of feng shui. Feng shui is all about energy flow, and when applied to the workplace, it can help create a harmonious and productive space. If you’re new to feng shui, here are some tips to help you get started.
Clear the clutter
One of the most important things you can do to improve the feng shui of your workspace is to clear the clutter. A cluttered desk or workspace can make it difficult to focus and can create a sense of chaos. Take a few minutes each day to clear away any unnecessary items and create a clean and organized workspace.
Position your desk correctly
According to feng shui principles, the position of your desk can have a big impact on your productivity and success. Ideally, your desk should be positioned so that you can see the door, but not directly in line with it. This will help you feel more in control and aware of your surroundings.
Choose the right color scheme
Colors have a big impact on our mood and energy levels. In feng shui, certain colors are believed to have specific properties that can help create a positive work environment. For example, blue is said to be calming and can help improve focus, while green is believed to promote growth and creativity. Choose colors for your workspace that resonate with you and your mood.
Plants are an easy and effective way to bring positive energy into your workspace. In addition to their aesthetic appeal, plants can help purify the air and create a calming atmosphere. Consider adding a small plant to your desk or a larger plant in a corner of your office.
Use natural light
Natural light is essential for good feng shui. If possible, position your desk near a window to allow for plenty of natural light. If that’s not possible, consider investing in a light therapy lamp to help simulate natural light.
Bring in the elements
Feng shui is all about balance, and incorporating the five elements (water, wood, fire, earth, and metal) can help create that balance. For example, a small fountain can represent the element of water, while a wooden desk or furniture can represent the element of wood. If you want to take things to the next level, why not bring volcanic lava into your office with the Zenlet LAVA ball! Be creative and find ways to incorporate the elements that feel right for your space.
Create a sacred space
In feng shui, a sacred space is a place where you can go to recharge and connect with your inner self. This can be as simple as a small altar on your desk or a designated area in your office where you can go to meditate or reflect. Creating a sacred space can help you feel more grounded and connected to your work, and reduce overall stress.
Aromatherapy is a simple and effective way to bring positive energy into your workspace. Essential oils like lavender and peppermint can help promote relaxation and focus, while citrus scents like lemon and grapefruit can help boost energy and productivity. Invest in a diffuser, like the Zenlet LAVA ball aromatherapy desk toy, and experiment with different scents to find what works best for you.
Choose the right artwork
Artwork can have a big impact on the energy of your workspace. Choose pieces that inspire you and make you feel good. Avoid images that are negative or stressful. You can also use artwork to represent the elements and bring balance to your space.
Finally, one of the most important things you can do to improve the feng shui of your workspace is to practice gratitude. Take a few moments each day to reflect on the things you are grateful for.