How to Feng Shui a Workstation

Feng Shui is the Chinese art of placing objects and furniture in a manner that creates positive and negative effects. Essentially, Feng Shui principles are founded upon the flow of chi, as well as the configurations of yin and yang. The belief is that Feng Shui can have a major effect on the success of all areas of a person's life, and for this reason, many people turn to Feng Shui principles when organizing homes, offices, and work stations. If you are interested in learning how to Feng Shui a workstation, consider the following steps.


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    Position your chair in a location where you can see who is entering your work area. This ensures that you are not surprised by visitors, causing a feeling of insecurity. The idea is that by facing the entranceway, you are prepared, and if your back is against a wall, it is covered and supported by a mountain. You also want to make sure that you are not positioned between the door and a window where draught of chi usually exists.
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    Make sure your desk is facing out into the room when rearranging your workstation according to Feng Shui principles. Never place your desk in front of a window where you can be distracted by the view and your chi may be drained from the room.
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    Understand that the state of your desk is a reflection of your work, and ultimately determines the success of your career, studies, and capacity to communicate with clients and work colleagues. For this reason, your desk should be in good condition and organized. In essence, it should mirror the success your wish to achieve for your business.
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    Select a chair for your desk that is strong, comfortable, and stable. A chair is your mountain and therefore, should support you, help instill concentration, and soothe your chi. Just like your desk, it needs to be in good condition.
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    Eliminate or store all sharp objects in your Feng Shui workstation area, such as scissors. Chi cannot flow well in an area with sharp objects. It becomes pricked. Sharp objects also include plants with thin, sharp leaves.
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    Look to the 5 elements of wood, fire, water, earth, and metal, when choosing items and colors for your work area. Remember that wood denotes growth and that colors such as cream, yellow, and beige signify stability.
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    Clean up the mess and clear the clutter so that your mind is not distracted. Clean as you go, rather than allowing the mess to pile up. If you keep your workstation clear of clutter on a regular basis, your mind will always be focused.
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    Match the pictures in your workstation to your personal objectives. For example, if your business is in sales and it is your job to build relationships, communicate with clients, and find new contacts, then you should incorporate images that are inspiring and friendly. In contrast, if your objective is to study, then images of stability would be more appropriate.
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    Include plants in your Feng Shui work area d├ęcor. Plants represent 2 elements, wood and earth, and these improve health.
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    Store the storage out of sight, especially if the papers and documents you are storing are dated. Paperwork that is completed and not currently in use is a reminder of the past, therefore it should be stored out of sight. According to Feng Shui principles, documents from the past are a reminder of the past and will hinder you from moving forward or focusing on the journey ahead.

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