If you’re like us, you want to do well in business.  If you want to add a little bit of Far East spirituality meant to help your business life, you might want to look into Feng Shui.  To get you started we’ve put together a list of five office Feng Shui tips.

What Is Feng Shui?

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese technique of creating harmony between an indoor space and the greater  environment.  The room, the objects within it, as well as colours and materials are arranged in a way that contributes to the natural flow of energy.  By promoting this flow of energy you’re more likely to experience success, productivity and fulfillment.  Below are some of the ways you can bring Feng Shui to your office.

The Power Position

Ideally you want to place your desk in the power position.  This position is typically the furthest point from the entryway that still allows sight of the entryway without being directly in line with it.  If necessary, you can use a mirror to help with your sightline.

A Strong Backing

A strong backing ideally places a solid wall behind you.  Using a high backed chair will also strengthen your backing.  Having your back to a door or window is said to reduce your energy and make you insecure.  If this is the case and being backed by a solid wall isn’t possible, consider creating a stronger backing with plants and foliage.

Plants For Growth And Creativity

When practicing Feng Shui plants help channel growth and creativity into the office space.  It’s best to use living plants rather than artificial, if possible.  Make sure to take care of them and help them grow as this nurturing will transfer to the office environment.  

Entrance And Reception

A well defined entryway will allow positive energy and opportunities to easily find their way into your office.  The reception area is the point of first impressions for your business, so making it clean, well-lit and approachable will create a positive experience for both employees and visitors.

Working With Experts

If you’re having a tough time figuring out the ideal arrangement for your office, many of today’s interior designers are very familiar with the concepts involved with Feng Shui.  Consider getting some expert advice to help you along your path to success.