While working from home offers a lot of advantages, but it also comes with a few downsides. The biggest challenge is separating the home life and the business life. In this article, we are going to provide FengShui tips to help you tackle this problem and a few other tips for empowering your workspace.
Separate Your Bedroom from the Home Office As Much As Possible
If your home has enough space, then it’s best that you have a different room for your home office and a different room for your bed. It’s best that these rooms have doors. This is because it’s not only good home office Feng Shui, but it’s also a taking advantage of the “Doorway Effect.”
What happens is when you enter a room with a door, your brains updates its location which leads to the update of your brain pattern to reflect that room you are in. Essentially, what you are trying to do is leave the “office thoughts” in the home office room as you enter your bedroom and vice versa.
If your home layout does not allow for such two rooms, then put as much space as possible between your home office and bedroom. By doing so, you are building a good foundation for your home office FengShui.
Plan Your Home Office
Here’s an exercise that you might want to do. Close your eyes and visualize the important career memorabilia, Feng Shui colours and other appropriate decors that will help make you feel more appreciated, productive, and successful. Then it’s just a matter of incorporating those mental images into your home office.
The great thing about working from home is that you have the ultimate freedom when it comes to expressing your creativity. Hence, feel free to go ‘nuts’ with the decor just as long it’s in-line with the goal of creating a home office that exuberates better well-being and increased productivity.
A well planned office is a step toward productivity – Image sourced from Canvas Factory
Naturals Are Very Critical
What we are talking about here are natural light and fresh air. While the FengShui discipline already knows the importance of fresh air and natural light, science has already proven that these two factors have a tremendous impact on your productivity.
Hence, you want to position your home office to have as much natural light as possible. Also, you’d want to introduce air-purifying plants like chrysanthemum, spider plant or snake pant.
For good home office FengShui, you’d want to position your desk properly so you’ll be able to attract success and strong energies into your work area. The best way to do this is by positioning your desk so the door won’t be on your backside. You also don’t want the desk to be in line with the door. It’s also not advisable that you’ll be facing directly at a wall whenever you are at a work desk. If this can’t be avoided, make use of art to make the wall “disappear.”
In FengShui, clutter drains energy and dampens all of your good efforts. Hence, it’s best that you have a schedule for regular de-cluttering sessions. You’ll be surprised how “refreshing” a de-cluttered home office can be until you tried it.
So that’s it for now. Of course, there are a lot more FengShui home office tips you can incorporate. For now, start with the small stuff and the tips we mentioned above is a good place to start.
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