Your workstation at home needs to create dynamic and balanced energy so that you’re productive and comfortable. Here are some important factors based on Form School principles to apply Feng Shui to your home office or workstation.
Mar 23, 2021
Feng Shui your Home Office
Working from home has recently become the norm, yet this probably wasn’t on the agenda when you first bought or rented your living space. Your workstation at home needs to create dynamic and balanced energy so that you’re productive and comfortable. Here are some important factors based on Form School principles to apply Feng Shui to your home office or workstation.
The advice for your workspace is rather like that for a bedroom. Beds and desks are similar in that they need to avoid the draft of chi (moving energy) between the door and window. Make sure that your desk is not in a direct line between the door and windows. Next consider putting your desk so that you can see the door clearly from where you sit. This gives you a greater sense of security while you concentrate on your work. It is also good for your concentration not to place your desk in front of a window especially if it has a beautifully distracting view! Not only can your mind wander but your energy will be drawn out of the window.
The next consideration is where you sit at your desk. A common mistake is to place the desk up against a wall with many shelves laden with books above. In Feng Shui terms this is not a good option. You are better to have a supporting wall behind you, so that you look outwards, rather than literally, at a brick wall. Overladen book shelves are overbearing. Preferably try positioning your desk so that have a clear wall behind you without any shelves or sharp edges. Taking this advice may not not be that easy or obvious to begin with, so it’s worth playing around with your position and finding the optimum position. There is always a solution if you persevere.
Desk and Chair Quality
Also worth considering is the quality of your desk. A solid desk with plenty of space to work will be reflected in the quality of the work you produce. Make sure that your desk is a reflection of your work or career aspirations. Similarly provide yourself with a strong, comfortable work chair. A good chair keeps your energy stable. Avoid using garden chairs or flimsy typing chairs, anything second hand or at the very worst – a stool or folding chair. Give yourself support and it will be reflected in your work.
If you want to Feng Shui your home office properly you should keep your desk free of anything related to the past. In other words, file things away as soon as they are no longer current. This will give you the sense of always moving forwards and not carrying baggage from the past. You can do the same with your cloud or hard drive – keep editing regularly and only keep the files that you need. It’s also really important that everything functions well around you – if it’s broken either fix it or throw it away. Keep your desk free of clutter and your mind will follow suit.
And finally, it helps to place a picture or something that inspires you in a position that you will glance at often. Something to remind you of why you work. This could represent a business or study achievement. It may represent a reward for your work. Choose images of an uplifting, outgoing or sociable nature and your work will reflect the same!
We advise on creating optimum workspaces on every Urban Feng Shui consultation.
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Ruth Phypers is a Feng Shui Consultant in London, UK.