Feng shui, also known as Chinese geomancy, is a traditional practice originating from ancient China, which claims to use energy forces to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment. Feng means “wind” and shui translates to “water” in Chinese. This comes from an ancient poem and reflects upon how human life can be ideal if we connect and live in flow with the environment around us. People use Feng Shui method in their bedrooms, offices, living rooms, kitchens and there are man different ways to Feng Shui your space.
When it comes to Feng Shi Basics, the first thing to understand is that everything is energy. You, your home, and your world are connected by distinct energy fields. This is one of the reasons to why Feng Shui actually works – when you change the energy of your home, you change yourself and your life.
Let’s talk about Feng Shuing your office as it is super important to have the clear and positive energy in place of your work. It is believed that a proper feng shui office helps you feel inspired, productive, and powerful. When done well, feng shui will enhance your creativity, discipline and success.
- First thing to concentrate on is what exactly are you trying to achieve when you will spend time in your office? do you intend to spend most of your time writing, marketing, filming videos, making music, etc? As asking yourself what you will do in your home office begins to piece together a strong foundation within your office’s energy field. De-clutter everything you think you wont be using in your office and select furniture that contributes to your productivity and focus while you’re in that space. Remember, sometimes, less is more.
- Lighting is very important in the office. Weather it is a natural light or not, your office must be bright. If you have windows, let the sun shine in and breath fresh air, if not, consider looking into purchasing an air purifier.
- Positioning your desk is very important too. According to feng shui principles, you might need to consider having a solid wall behind you, as well as some plants for support. Establishing a commanding position allows you to literally, energetically, and metaphorically see and feel who and what opportunities are approaching. Sit in power position, your desk should face the doors. I would also recommend having a high-backed chair.
- Choose the colours – The best feng shui colors for your home office are soft yellow, sandstone, pale gold, pale orange, pale green, and blue-green. Adding white will increase clarity and mental focus, while browns and earth tones will ground and stabilize the energy. Also hang images, affirmations, mottos, or other items that inspire you.
- Make sure your office is as separate from your personal life as possible. Do not build an office in your bedroom or living room. If you have no other choice, but to have your office in your home and it cant be in the separate room, at least make sure you have some curtains in there to feel separated from the rest of the space and always shut the doors when you work, this will help your concentration.
As mentioned earlier, Feng Shui method can be applied in other parts of your house as well. Have you tried Feng Shuing your home or office yet? I would love to hear about your experiences.