Benefits Of Using Feng Shui To Style Your Office

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Feng Shui- /,feNG ‘ SHOOE/- A system of laws considered to govern spacial arrangement and orientation in relation to the flow of energy.

Use Inviting Colors

When trying to decide which colors you want in your office, take into consideration the feeling behind them. For example, bright colors aren’t always calming. You wouldn’t want a neon green reflecting on your work all day, would you? Try using warm and inviting colors such as blue-green hues, pale gold, pale green, a soft yellow, or sandstone. These colors are all proven to help you focus throughout the day as you tackle your work-load. 

Make Sure Your Desk Has No Clutter

Keep your desk as free of clutter as possible.Try to only keep the necessities, such as your computer, your work, a cup of pens, maybe your coffee cup, and a small plant. This helps to keep you focused on your work and helps you stay organized. A cluttered desk means a cluttered mind- both unable to accomplish the task at hand. 

Calming Scents

Having something such as a diffuser, candle, or wall plug in can be extremely beneficial to the work day. 

Try these scents in your office:

  • Ylang-Ylang: Promotes wellbeing, as well as bringing joy and comfort.
  • Rosemary: Improves concentration.
  • Jasmine: Soothes tension.
  • Lemon: Increases alertness.
  • Peppermint: Increases memory. 

Each of these scents can improve your mood throughout the day. The best way to use these is with a diffuser, which can circulate all throughout the room. 

Power Position

The art of Feng Shui proves it’s benefits with the Power Position. You want to make sure that you always know what is going on around you. With the Power Position, you’ll need to place your desk in a position furthest from the door, but also facing the door to see anyone that comes in. 

Benefits Of Living Plants

Living plants can help the flow of energy. Sitting in your office all day can sometimes get stuffy or make you feel claustrophobic. Just one plant can help improve the indoor air quality of your office. Choosing the right size of a plant can also help with the Feng Shui of your office- too large might restrict the workflow, and too small may not be helpful enough. Choosing the right size plant depends on the placement. Smaller size plants that can fit perfectly on your desk help you to notice them, which inevitably improves your mood and concentration. Another major benefit of living plants is how they create positive energy. Positive energy is helpful when dealing with stressful work, or coworkers. 

The Artwork You Choose

When it comes to choosing the artwork in your workspace, it is important to keep in mind your goals and what you want to accomplish during the day. It is proven that inspirational quotes or mottos can help you as you work. For instance, the saying “Keep your eyes on the prize” may help you to focus on the end goal and push yourself to do the best that you can, while the saying “There’s always tomorrow” might convince you that the work you are doing today isn’t as important as it should be. Also, keeping neutral pieces of art can help improve your mood and concentration, just as choosing the right colors do as well. 

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