If you don’t have an office on the top floor of the building overlooking an idyllic mountain scene, you’re not alone. Just because you work in a cubicle, surrounded by other cubicles, doesn’t mean that you can’t create a serene workspace following the principles of feng shui.
Even with pre owned cubicles, you have the opportunity to create your own positive energy. Start with some air-purifying plants like a peace lily or spider plant. Add in a diffuser with soothing essential oils. This way, even in the midst of a busy office, you will find a little bit of calm.
If possible, your desk should be in what is called the “power position” facing the door so you can see who enters but set against the back wall. If you don’t have a back wall, you can create one with plants and artwork. Artwork should reflect themes in nature rather than abstract prints.
Like the kings of old who always sat in the best high-backed chairs to announce their authority, you too should have a chair with gravitas. Proponents of feng shui believe the taller the chair, the more protection it affords.
Color plays an important role in the feng shui universe. If work makes you stressed, experts recommend earthy colors like terracotta, ocher, soft reds, greens, browns and muted blues. Black is associated with money, so consider adding details like black desk supplies rather than gold or silver. If your job involves creativity, keeping accessories to muted pastels or even white will allow your imagination to take center stage.
Feng Shui experts recommend natural lighting if possible. When it’s not, full-spectrum light bulbs rather than yellow-tinted lights are best to avoid eye fatigue. Feng Shui is all about creating harmony between a person and their environment. There is hardly a person in the world who couldn’t use a little more of that at their job.