There is no way that you can go happily to a job every day if you don’t feel good about yourself, are overworked, under-appreciated, and disorganized.
But you can begin to increase the peace, productivity and overall happiness in nearly any work environment by adding feng shui to your workplace, at least on some level.
When you can learn to balance the energy in your work environment, your own energy will be in harmony. When that happens, all of the things you want in life will be on their way to you–it’s a simple case of cause and effect, the law of attraction in action.
When your energy is in harmony, you feel good. That’s when you’ll start naturally draw people and opportunities to you that reflect this balance and create the kinds of things you want in your life.
Your environment is so important–it even indirectly determines the type of relationships, finances, career opportunities you attract, affecting your overall quality of life.
Five feng shui tips to improve productivity in your workplace
First, if you are not comfortable in your designated work space and have a disorganized mess piled around you, you are going to start your day on a negative note, and waste your valuable time searching for things.
Keep the things you use all the time close at hand, and have proper storage for those items that you use now and then.
Good lighting and a comfortable chair will help, too. Let coworkers know that this is your work space and that you need to eliminate distractions.
Those interruptions keep you from achieving, which in turn frustrates you, increases your work load, and adds to your stress.
Second, you need to set definite goals. If you know what you want to achieve, you will get there much faster.
Is it power you want? Whatever your motivation is, it is a reminder of why you come to work each day.
Don’t hang negative labels around your neck…nobody is “just” a secretary, or “just” a salesman! Be proud of what you are doing and you will always do the best job possible.
Think about the positives; don’t list the negatives. If you had a cranky customer that you managed to soothe and make the sale, give yourself kudos instead of giving him black marks.
Third on the list of tips is to stop procrastinating. Every time you choose to do the least you possibly can in a day, it leaves you with more than you possibly can do the next day.
Granted, there are times when it is hard to concentrate, or you are tired, achy, and unmotivated. Taking regular breaks will help to ease the tedium, a jolt of caffeine will wake you up, or a cup of herbal tea will soothe you.
Don’t snack on too much. You’ll want to take a nap!
Fourth on the list is to do relieve your stress level. Tips 1, 2, and 3 will help, but sometimes you need more help.
Meditation, deep breathing, and yoga are really good ways to relax the body and clear the mind.
Delegating authority will also ease stress. Let others do some of the routine tasks in order to clear your mind and time for the problems.
Tip number five is simple. The last thing you should do before you go home is to plan the next day’s activities.
It makes it easier for you to start up quickly when you get there in the morning. Prioritize your tasks.
These five feng shui tips to improve productivity in your workplace are going to help you feel better about yourself and your job, ease your stress, and make you glad to be going to work!
About the Author
Mike Schnippering is the founder of Feng Shui at Work. In 1996 he studied Feng Shui with Master Sang whose ancestors can be traced back to ancient China. He is committed to the true art and science of Feng Shui. His Feng Shui practice has taken him to various parts of the United States, Germany, France, Spain, Colombia and Argentina.