There are a number of simple tips we can apply to make our offices prosperous and generally good. Here’s the list:
1. Never sit at your desk with your back to:
– A door,
– A window,
– A large open space in the room.
Your best position is to sit with your back against a solid wall where you can have a view of the whole room in front of you. This particular configuration allows you to be secure in the room and more productive.
2. You need to have good lighting in the room, at your work spaces and additional lighting at your desk if required. If there’s too much light you won’t be able to concentrate and the excess light will make you nervous and stressed out. If you have too little light it will make you lethargic, lazy and reduce your ability to take up opportunities properly. Getting the right balance in your lighting right will help you work cohesively.
3. The colors we surround ourselves with play an important role in home office Feng Shui. Unless you’re working in video or the movie industry editing, dark wall colors are repressive and unproductive as they make the good life force energy in the room change to become very ‘yin’ – especially if there is not enough natural light.
Essentially, this creates a “night room” instead of a day room….
Even if you do work at night… ensure you use more yang colors such as pale yellows, pale orange tones or the white family of color. If you work in an industry where you need to be very responsive emotionally avoid surrounding yourself in too much blue or purple because these colors tend to make us too detached and this can prevent us from feeling the pulse of what’s going on – properly.
4. Arranging and organizing your work space and storage properly will really let you go ahead in terms of being productive. Sometimes this means spending an extra dollar here and there to get “effective storage” worked out making the right purchases definitely pays. Avoid letting your desk mount up with unfinished business. Keeping your desk free of clutter will allow you to work freely without delay or confusion.
5. Be strict about keeping your business life and your personal life separate. Let yourself get distracted with household activities frequently, you’ll step out of your role and back into being a Mom or a Dad and this will have an impact. Working in spurts is a very effective way to work from home offices. So one uninterrupted hour here and two uninterrupted hours there will produce great results.
6. Try to face one of your good Feng Shui directions when sitting at your desk or working on your computer. If you’re not sure how to do this properly consider getting our Feng Shui Astrology eBook. This will help you figure it out in less than three minutes and it will also help you to avoid facing directions that could potentially bring you obstacles and hardships!
7. Build a “Goals” or “Vision” Board and keep it somewhere in the office where you can clearly see it every day and reflect on it. Display any pictures, any words of wisdom, any great thoughts or realizations openly so that you stay inspired. Be attentive not to mix your “TO DO” list with your ‘Goals Board.’ Review all Goals regularly – at least once a month and create plans to support fulfilling them. Be watchful of any problems you encounter as these may need review to turn the situation around. Always have a way of openly acknowledging (in the office) each time you succeed in attaining any goal.
8. Finally, do not place tall heavy furniture items in front of where you sit or operate. Having tall, heavy furniture hanging over us does have an impact and it can make you feel unmotivated, burdened and unable to function properly. Ensure these tall items of furniture are positioned to either side of you, or on the wall behind you. This way you will always feel free to move forward.