Modern lifestyles nowadays can make it hard to be organized…
As humans we are often far removed from our natural environment, and as a result, we suffer more stress and anxiety than ever before. We also construct buildings that may be aesthetically pleasing, but have in-built stress that we very easily absorb. Getting organized may be tougher now, more than ever.
What exactly is feng shui?
It’s a practice based on the idea that our homes are a mirror of what’s happening inside us. The purpose of feng shui is to get your environment in alignment with who you are and where you want to go—to harmonize your energy with your home’s energy.
How do you do that?
By carefully considering what you bring in. how you arrange your rooms, and how you maintain the place. Everything has energy, even inanimate objects. Feng shui helps guide that energy and let it flow freely through your home or office.
Bringing feng shui to your desk:
Artwork and pictures help to motivate. Bring pictures of your family and friends. If you are using artwork, studies show that abstract art has the highest rates of being emotionally motivating.
Avoid warehouse type lighting. Overhead lighting is the worst lighting for you. Incandescent light is considerably better and balances out florescent lighting.
Vibrant colors like red, orange, and purple are motivating.
Plants & Environment-
Air purifying plants will help the flow of your office more than you know. An odd number of plants is better according to feng shui. Use fountains or a picture of a waterfall to promote relaxation. Studies show that 65-70 degrees is the best for motivation and work ethic.
Clear your clutter-
Your papers need to stay organized. Use supplies to keep your desk well structured. Pick supplies that make you happy, you will be looking at them every day!
Simplify your icons on your desktop. Use a serene wallpaper, or a picture of friends/family.
Getting your job where you want it:
Set a meeting with your boss to discuss your work. Come prepared with notes of your own, and be sure to take notes on anything your supervisors discuss with you. Always be sure to dress for an office, even if that’s not where you work. Better dressed employees are more much confident and study shows they work harder.
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