Redress Your Desk! How To Feng Shui Your Workspace…

Being that we’re in 2016, we all spend so much time in our offices at our desks. Sometimes by the end of the day, we feel like we have achieved nothing and aren’t overly thrilled about coming in the next day. We can help you! We can make sure your desk is set up for success.



Your desk is the main item in your office and is where you spend the most time. Place it in the spot where you can see most of the room. This is known as the Power Position. Now, what goes on the desk and where is a little complex. When figuring out how to feng shui correctly, you need to use the Bagua. The Bagua is the central, typical set up of all feng shui. The placement is as follows: the bottom middle section (closest to your chair) is the Career section, the left-bottom corner is the Knowledge section, the left-middle side is the Family section, the left-top corner is the Prosperity/Wealth section, the top-middle area is the Reputation section, the right-top corner is the Love/Relationship section, the right-middle side is the Creativity section, the right-bottom corner is the Help section, and last but not least, the middle of the desk is the Health section.

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In the Career section, most of us will have our laptops or whatever you do your most work on. If you don’t have a job that requires such things, leave it empty. Keeping it empty is good luck to have work continue flowing in and filling that spot. In the Knowledge section, include a quality, small stack of books that are related to your profession. They’re there to keep you motivated and give you a hint of inspiration if need be. I think everyone can assume that you should place a picture of your family or friends you consider family in the Family area. It is a nice reminder of the relationships you care for.

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Now for some greenery! Place a plant in the Prosperity/Wealth corner. Plants have symbolized growth for decades, and there’s no reason to change that good energy now! Next to the plant is the Reputation area where you can put your name plate or some business cards. You can also fill this space with awards you have won.

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We covered the Family section, but what about the Love area? This is for strictly you and your significant other. It doesn’t have to be a picture. It could be a card they gave you or a little knickknack that reminds you of them. Get creative with that area, because it seems to be the most inspiring. Speaking of getting creative, place all of your supplies and accessories you need to be creative in the Creative section. Do your best to keep this area neat, too, or else, you won’t be able to find anything quickly!

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The bottom right-hand corner is the Helpful area. This is where you should be placing your phone, a contacts book, business cards you might need for reference. This is your personal “Phone A Friend” area. For the Health area, all you need to do is keep it clean and clutter free. Just as we keep our health in check, we should keep our Health area in check.

We hope when you’re through you feel refreshed and inspired, and you can start every day of work with a smile on your face!


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Design Your Desk For Success


Feng shui is the ancient Chinese practice of arranging physical objects to attract positive energy. It’s based on the idea that everything in a person’s surrounding environment affects his or her inner life. Feng shui practitioners believe that the placement of objects in a room, building, or other space will affect the flow of chi (life force or essential energy) within the space. If there’s good chi flowing, whoever is in the space will get a boost of positive energy. Pretty cool, right?

According to feng shui expert RD Chin, people often turn to the practice if “they don’t feel right or comfortable in their space.” Perhaps, nowhere is this more relevant than in the workspace. Painful chairs, bad lighting, and a boss breathing down our necks hardly promote feelings of comfort. That’s where feng shui comes in. If you’re looking to feel a little more “at home” even while at work or just want to send some good vibes your way on the job (promotion, anyone?), read on to find out how to use feng shui on your desk!



How is feng shui different from just getting organized or decorating better? It goes beyond just decorating because feng shui has a psychological component to the principles. Your surroundings have a deep and profound impact on your emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. Since the daily nine-to-five makes up a big part of the day, improving the chi in the workspace will help you out at work and in the rest of your life.

Now, we can begin to orient your desk! If possible, place your desk directly opposite the front door of your office. If you don’t have a private office, try to orient your desk to face the main door. According to the principles of feng shui, this arrangement offers protection and symbolizes you seeing opportunities as they come to you during your career. In other words, you have to be able to see opportunities in order to seize them.



Once you have a full view of any incoming opportunities, it’s time to tackle the desk’s surface. Chances are there’s a bit of clutter, which can be defined as anything unfinished, unresolved, tolerated, or disorganized. Clear the clutter, and organize things in a way that suits your work style and personal preferences. We suggest organizing by date or category and using colored binders if that appeals to you. Getting organized can boost productivity, while clearing clutter can provide a space that allows creativity to flow.



Next, we have the fun part—arranging your desk! This arrangement will help promote the positive flow of energy. For your desk, you will need a green plant, business cards or a name plate, a family photo or two, a photo of your significant other or a flower, a small notepad or sketchbook, and a photo of your favorite vacation spot. The photos will remind you of love and support and help you stay inspired while working. The plant will represent life and growth in your workspace and encourage you to move forward. The business cards or name plate will remind you of your accomplishments and future goals. All of these items are essential to your workspace and the flow of positive energy, and with them, you will begin to see an uplifting difference in your work and your energy!

Feng shui isn’t a magic formula; rather, it provides a visual reminder of the areas of life that you value or are working to improve. Feng shui is a matter of perspective, a way of thinking or creating balance in our lives. Start by following the guidelines above as a way to add positivity and balance to your desk—and to your life!


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