Desktop Feng Shui for Success
Have you looked around recently and realized that your desk collects all sorts of odds and ends.
Rather than the perfectly organized desks that you see in stock images or in expertly coiffed professional photos of celebrity entrepreneurs, your desk looks like the contents of your junk drawer were let loose to roam free and multiply.
Most people know that making their space more functional and clutter-free makes work a bit easier… hell, at the very least you can find that post-it note with the million dollar idea on it in a jiffy. One would think.
But did you know a clutter free desk where objects are strategically place can also open you up to all sorts of opportunities.
(If you didn’t know that – well now you do!).
Feng Shui is the practical science of our living space. Although it has been used for thousands of years (and historically only accessible to a select group of “worthy” people), today feng shui is practiced all over the world and across of variety of cultures, businesses and resident types.
What many people don’t know is that although feng shui creates organization and space in one’s environment, it can also ENHANCE and PROMOTE certain qualities or desires in your life.
If you’re already concerned about adding Chinese coins, frogs or funny looking item that have no meaning to you or that clash with your style aesthetic – don’t fear! You have so many more options available.
You can easily add gorgeous, meaningful items that appeal to your style while at the same time energizing your business and enhancing your life.
And the best part…
You probably already have everything you need. You just may need to move them around a bit.
The feng shui map called the bagua is the main tool you’ll see consultants use in feng shui.
You can overlay it to any area in your home to help promote supportive and beneficial energy. And … keep that positive energy moving!
Here is the basic bagua:
Now let’s take it and overlay it onto your desk.
Imagine you sit down at your desk and place this right in front of you… where the career sector is nearest your lap.
Now let’s begin!
Begin by reviewing the map and seeing what you currently have on your desk.
Secondly, read through the sections and recommendations below. Take notes on the items that would enhance the area as well as items you may want to avoid. (yes, throw away those used up pens and that candle that no longer lights).
Begin to plan out what you want to move around.
Take everything off and give your desk (and computer) a good wipe down with a non-toxic cleaner!
Optional. Sage your desk to rid your area of any negative juju.
Purchase (or grab from another area of your house) items that will further boost the energy of your work space. See below for ideas.
Wealth & Prosperity:
To invite more abundance and wealth into your life, place a healthy plant or a symbol of wealth in this corner. Plants symbolize growth and upward mobility. Find a plant with lovely rounded edges or even a money tree.
You can also place objects or images that represent wealth to you. It could be a picture of something you’ve been longing to buy.
Have some fun with it too. You can paint some river rocks a beautiful sparkly shade of gold (my son and I had a blast doing this one afternoon) and keep them in a crystal bowl to symbolize the abundance in riches you’re after.
Avoid: Do not use cacti or plants with sharp edges. Also make sure if you have a plant that it is healthy and vibrant.
Location: Upper left
Fame & Reputation
Boost your reputation by focusing your accomplishments here. You can have a name plate, awards, credentials or a recent positive review. This is also the perfect place for a lamp or candle as a way of representing how you shine in the world!
This area is enhanced with the color red or a fire element so bringing that energy to your desk in this area will boost your fame quotient.
Location: Upper middle
If you’re in a business partnership you can enhance this relationship by placing a picture of the two of you in this area of your desk. If that feels odd, then perhaps keep a token or gift that reminds you of that relationship.
If you’re not in a business partnership, you can promote your love relationship by placing a photo of your honey in this corner. It’s the ideal location for a lovely vase of fresh pink or red flowers.
Location: Upper right
Family & New Beginnings
Keep pictures of your family here to boost your familial ties.
It’s also a wonderful place to promote new projects you may be working on or want to work on. Add something made of wood or the color green to enhance and promote new beginnings.
Location: Center left
This area symbolizes your health as well as the health of your business. Keep it clutter free and tidy! It’s easy to have piles of stuff in the middle of your desk as you work away building your empire but it needs to be as clean as possible! You can add earth elements to enhance including rocks, stones or earthen items.
Location: Center middle
Do you feel like you need a spark of creativity? Want your muse to visit a bit more often?
Place items here that inspire you.
This is a perfect place to keep your notebook or journal to capture your aha moments. Or find objects that are made from metal such as gold, silver or copper.
Location: Center right
Knowledge & Self-Cultivation
This is the perfect place to keep a stack of books that you refer to often. Are you ready to learn a new strategy or simply increase your knowledge? Are you looking to improve your mindset and boost your self-confidence. Keep your favorite reference books and notes here.
Location: Bottom left
Career & Life’s Journey
The career and life’s journey is front and center!
This is the perfect place for your computer since most people these days use their computers in their career. If you’re exploring your life purposes through journaling you can push your computer forward and use this energetic zone for really exploring where you want to go.
To further enhance your career have an image of water as your screensaver to boost the flow of abundance and opportunities.
Location: Bottom center
Although you may be going it solo… you don’t really build a business on your own!
Allow for more helpful people to enter your life by keeping your appointment book, calendar, client files, phone and list of people you want to connect within this area.
If there is someone you want to meet who you believe will be helpful to your business, then place a picture of them here or simply their name on a piece of paper.
Location: Bottom right
Although this may seem like a lot of items that you are placing on your desk – especially when I stressed the notion of being clutter free – you can move and shift things around to utilize the space AND enhance the placement of objects, supplies, lights, etc.
These items do not need to be large to be effective. If you’re wanting to boost your reputation you could place a small piece of red jasper or garnet in that place and it would work it’s magic.
Just like our own desires and ambitions, we often already have everything we need to succeed. It’s just a matter of letting some stuff go, cleaning up the clutter and shifting a few things to create success!
Remember any changes you make, make them with intention and you’ll see the results you desire!
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