Many people use Feng Shui when they feel uncomfortable in their environment. By arranging the objects in your surrounding environment, you can affect the flow of energy, or Chi. Your office is a good place to start. It’s where you make money, so the more positive the energy flow, the better!
To find out more about how to set up your office furniture, read my post on the Command Position here. Today is all about your desk itself. Once you have placed your desk in the Command Position, you can also consult the Bagua map to figure out where to place what you need on your desk.
Before you do that…get rid of the clutter!
Clutter is anything that is unfinished, unresolved, or disorganized. It’s also the many wires and cords from your office equipment. So hide those. Clearing the clutter provides space for energy to flow and organizing can boost your productivity. At least 50% of your desk should be clear at all times because clutter also blocks creativity. I had to clear mine before writing this post. It just feels better. If your desk is covered in stuff it is an indicator of procrastination and mental confusion.
Now, picture your desk as a nine-part grid like in the Bagua. DO NOT place things in all nine sections or you have just created more clutter! Focus on two r three areas that make the most sense in your life and business right now.
Wealth and Prosperity
The top left corner of your desk as you are sitting in our chair facing it. This is the money section. To attract more abundance place one of these items here:
- a live plant
- something valuable
- a jar or bowl of change
- your working computer
Fame and Reputation
The center back of your desk. For more name recognition and word of mouth for your business, place one of these:
- business cards
- a lamp
- your name plate
- images that highlight your recent accomplishments
Love and Relationships
The right hand back corner. To focus on love:
- a vase with two fresh flowers
- a photo of you and your significant other
The left center of your desk. Yes, it’s a cliché, but:
- a happy photo of you and your family, or
- a pretty box with your small desk supplies
The center of your desk.
- Keep it free of clutter!
- take short breaks to clear your mind and help you focus
The right center of the desk.
- metal objects
- pens, markers, scissors
- whatever inspires your creativity
Knowledge and Wisdom
The front left corner. If you are studying new concepts then place a reference book here.
The center front of your desk.
- Keep free of clutter!
- display affirmations or inspirational quotes here
- your computer
Right front section of your desk.
- Place your phone here
- an address book
- travel guide
- picture of a dream getaway
Remember, this isn’t magic. It’s a way to inspire you and remind you of what you value or an area in your business that needs improvement.