Would you believe me if I told you that a few changes in your home office could result in more clients, increased productivity, a more enjoyable work experience, and more success?

tryfengshuiThese changes might be minor or major, depending on your office but they can make a huge difference to your business.

So, by now you’re wondering “What the heck is she talking about.”  Well, I’m talking about Feng Shui.  Feng Shui is all around us in both its positive form and negative form.  If we clear the negative Feng Shui from our lives, we can start to enjoy the benefits of positive or good Feng Shui.

Negative Feng Shui is introduced by clutter, improper arrangement of furniture, lack of lighting or a number of other things that you might not even notice.

Some signs of negative Feng Shui are:

  • Dreading going into your office
  • Lack of clients
  • Money issues
  • Lack of motivation
  • Decreased productivity
  • Spinning your wheels on projects
  • Lack of creativity

Whether you are setting up a new office or working in an established office, you want to be sure you have a positive energy flow.  One of the best ways to create this positive energy flow, known as Chi, is to be organized and clutter free.  Some people think they can hide clutter in closets, desk drawers or a file cabinet but even clutter in unseen places can block Chi so keep them all organized.  When operating a business from home, be sure to keep work and home separated as much as possible.

If at all doable, have a dedicated room for your office preferably in the front of your home and away from your master bedroom.   If you must use a corner of your bedroom or other room, use a screen, curtain or an area rug to designate your office area.  A lot of people must use their kitchen or dining room table for their office.  If this is what you do, clear away all signs of work before meals and remove all food and dishes before resuming work.

Your chair shouldn’t be placed with its back to the door however if there is no other choice, place a mirror on your desk so you can see behind you.  Nothing is more distracting than having to constantly turn around to see who is in the hallway or behind you while you’re trying to work.  Preferably, your desk should be placed so you have a wall behind you and the door to the left or right so you can see out.

Ideally, your office will have plenty of natural light but if it’s windowless or lacks natural light, be sure to have lots of lamps or overhead light fixtures.  I use a combination of both directional lamps and overhead lighting to be sure my office and work area is always well lit.

Whether you are setting up your first office or rearranging an existing office always consider the flow of energy.  Make sure you can navigate the room without tripping and can readily reach the items you use most.  Be sure clutter is kept to a minimum on floors, tables, desks and in closets and don’t be inclined to store boxes, papers, etc. under your desk.

Keep in mind, your office is a reflection of you, your work and your productivity.  If your office is cluttered, disorganized, or inefficient, your work might reflect those qualities.  If your office is neatly organized with little or no clutter and arranged in an efficient manner, chances are your work with reflect those qualities.  An office with positive energy flow is one that is a pleasure to walk into, a pleasure to work in and most of all, productive, successful, and harmonious with you and your personality.

If you aren’t happy in your office and aren’t sure why, consider contacting a Feng Shui practitioner for a consultation, it might be the best investment you make for your business success.


Jenny McKinney
Certified Feng Shui Practitioner
Try Feng Shui

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