#goodvibesonly: 10 Easy Tips to Feng Shui Your Workspace

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With the 24-hour lockdown extended across the country, it’s time to face the facts: something has to change. Because working from home doesn’t actually mean working from bed, Savoir Flair tapped feng shui expert Simone Osswald of SO Feng Shui Design, who combines her expertise in and passion for the ancient practice with interior design and wellness to create spaces that are in harmony with their users – a “feng shui wellness designer” if you will. After sharing her top tips on how to feng shui your home, Osswald now turns her attention on how you can feng shui your home office, even if that’s just making a few changes to the small desk in your bedroom, for a less stressful and more supportive workspace.

1

Location, Location, Location

“Set up your workspace in a specific location, such as a quiet room, that is separate from the others. Ideally, this should not be your bedroom as electronic and electromagnetic radiation – and the mere sight of work materials – as you retire to bed will deprive you of a good night’s sleep.”

2

Sleep Matters

“If your choice of locations is limited, then a bedroom can be used during this time as long as all devices such as laptops, printers, and modems are unplugged – not just turned off or on standby mode – during the night. All paperwork and work materials should be stowed away in a drawer or cupboard so that the mood in the bedroom still promotes a calming atmosphere.”

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3

Breathe and Reboot

“Use a room with a window that can be opened as fresh air boosts your oxygen level, which will support thinking and concentration.”

4

Let There Be Light

“Make sure you have good light sources and, additionally, natural light to increase well-being.”

5

Point of View

“If possible, position yourself with a view to the nature outside, which can improve your creativity. In contrast, facing a wall limits creativity. At the same time, ensure a view to the door from your seat as this puts you in a ‘control position’ in feng shui terms, suggesting that you can relax and let go as you are always aware of happenings around you.”

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6

Pillar of Strength

“If you sit with your back to a wall, representing a protective mountain in feng shui terms, you will feel additional support.”

7

Clean Slate

“A decluttered room and desk help to positively channel the qi (life force energy), reducing distractions from your environment and promoting a more calming atmosphere.”

8

Green Thumb

“An air-purifying plant on the desk or near your devices can help absorb radiation and add calming energy. However, be sure to remove this plant during the night if you use your bedroom for working as plants are not recommended in bedrooms.”

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9

Au Naturale

“The best desks for focusing are made of natural wood – representing the feng shui element of wood – for grounding and uplifting energy.”

10

Scent and Sensibility

“An air diffuser with natural essential oil such as lemongrass, peppermint, orange, or eucalyptus can help cleanse the air and boost energy levels.”

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