Achieving harmony and balance in our home and workspace is no longer just a desire. It’s now an essential quality of a healthy space, helping us deal with constant stress and concerns.
So, while the year is still fresh, seize this perfect opportunity to check on how we can surround ourselves with elements that promote balance, tranquility, and positive energy—such as feng shui.
This ancient Chinese practice, which dates back thousands of years, is believed to enhance the quality of life.
More than a superficial rearrangement of furniture and changing color styles, and regardless of whether you’re superstitious or not, feng shui is a practical approach to help us align our spaces with the natural flow of energy (chi) and bring a harmonious coexistence of opposing forces (yin and yang).
This practice goes beyond aesthetics and delves into intentional space design to elevate our well-being and, hopefully, invite prosperity into our lives.
Ready to embark on self-discovery and awareness about your surroundings? Here are some easy feng shui tips applicable to both your home and workplace:
There’s hidden symbolism behind the placement of your desk, and even without a feng shui background, you have probably felt it!
Feng shui experts suggest positioning your desk strategically to “command” a clear view of the entrance, instilling a sense of empowerment and control.
Avoid aligning it directly with the door, or else the rapid flow of chi will run toward you. Choose a position with a solid wall behind your desk, which symbolizes support and stability.
Colors and décor
The colors surrounding us can significantly impact our mood and productivity. Earth tones, blues, and greens are calming and grounding hues that can potentially lessen negative vibes in your office space.
To elevate a room’s ambiance, consider adorning the walls with inspiring quotes. This can uplift your spirits and foster a positive work environment.
Displaying images of motivational figures can also create a sense of success and capture positive energy flow.
Then, there’s the wealth corner. In feng shui, these specific areas are typically found in the southeast.
Therefore, it’s important to identify the wealth corner in your office or home and enhance it with symbols of abundance, such as a money plant or a wealth bowl, inviting prosperity into your life.
Declutter and organize
With or without feng shui, the importance of maintaining a clutter-free workspace cannot be overstated.
In feng shui, clutter disrupts the natural flow of energy, hindering productivity and inviting stress. Organize your files and belongings systematically to create a harmonious environment, encouraging clarity of thought and an efficient workflow.
Harness the power of sunlight to promote vitality, productivity, and positivity in your space. Add indoor plants near your desk, not only for air purification but also to enhance positive chi, creating a vibrant and rejuvenating workspace.
The five elements—wood, fire, earth, metal, and water—can boost the principles of feng shui when incorporated into your home or office space.
Add these elements, such as a small water fountain, wooden furniture, and metal accents, to achieve a harmonious balance.
Feng shui is a personal journey of exploration and adaptation. Enjoy applying these principles to your surroundings this New Year and manifest a home and workplace that invite tranquility, success, and overall well-being.
Happy Lunar New Year!