Good feng shui is about bringing balance and harmony to our living and
working spaces. When ch’i (energy) is in positive alignment, we feel
more relaxed. Feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice that is based on
many common sense principles. For example, we don’t usually feel
comfortable working with our backs to a door because it leaves us
vulnerable to being startled by people sneaking up on us. One feng shui
solution for this is to place a mirror so we always know who is entering
the room behind us.
Remove the clutter, remove the stress. The easiest feng shui tip to
begin now is to get organized. At work, keeping your personal space
tidy and clean will keep you feeling on top of your game, and, make it
easier for you to resume your projects when you return to work each
day. Likewise, a well-kept locker allows you to get your gear quickly and get
home faster when your shift is over. Once you’re home, if you’ve kept
your space clutter free there, too, you’ll find more time to unwind.
Negative vibes. Get rid of dead plants and flowers, stale food, broken
clocks or other faulty equipment (have it repaired or replaced), old
files that are no longer needed, pens and markers that are dried up,
etc. When things are in good working order, people feel happy at work.
Feed your soul. Bring a touch of beauty to your life to inspire your
spirit. Bring a bud vase to your desk and keep a fresh cut red rose or
other favorite flower in it. Tape a piece of art or a favorite photo or motivational poem to the inside door of your locker.
Under cover. Boring career clothing got you down? Nobody needs to know what you
got going on underneath ‘em, do they?! Guys: get those hot red boxer
shorts. Girls: lavish yourself with lace and satin. Knowing you’re
looking your sexy best can give you a real energy boost (not to mention
a secret smile) all day long.
Treat yourself. Find time to get your hair and nails done. Treat
yourself to a professional massage every now and then. Read a novel,
shoot hoops, spend time doing something just for you at least 20 minutes