With her typical zest, in Talisman Turner Minds the Gap, Lyris Turner redecorates the Katzenberg advertising agency according to the rules of Feng Shui.
She has strict ideas about what you should–and shouldn’t–include in your office space if you want to maintain gainful employment.
To keep your career energy vibrant, follow these suggestions on how to select and position your desk, kindly provided by David Daniel Kennedy in Feng Shui Tips for a Better Life:
- If you inherited a desk from a predecessor who left your office for negative reasons (termination, ill health, family problems), get rid of it! Invest in a brand new desk which doesn’t carry with it the bad Feng Shui of its previous owner. If you can’t replace your old desk with a new one, at least decorate it with a healthy green plant.
- Position your desk as far away from your office door as possible. Supposedly, this position gives you better reaction time to deal with work issues as they arise.
- Do not position your desk so that your back is to the front door, even if you feel this position minimizes distractions.
- Place your desk so that you can access it from both sides, giving you more flexibility, and by extension, more control.
- Another reason to get rid of your desk? If its front panel doesn’t extend all the way to the floor. A desk without a full frontal panel makes you vulnerable.
- Keep a crystal ball on your desk, especially if your relationship with your colleagues is less than congenial.
- Like your desk, it’s best if your office chair is new. If your predecessor was fired, it’s worth it to buy a new chair on your own dime. It’s also worth it to buy a new chair if your current one has “gaps” between the back and seat parts. If you have big career aspirations, avoid small and rickety chairs.
- Want to multiply the Feng Shui efficacy of your chair? Choose one with a back which goes at least up to your shoulders. If it extends past your head, even better.
Craving more Feng Shui advice?
There are also lots of interesting Feng Shui articles on Tao of Dana website. May your chi energy flow strong!
Feng Shui bamboo by Avia Venefica