In Finding Your Groove, I touched on feng shui as a way to organize your work space and inspire productivity.
Today I share my thoughts on feng shui and your desk.
There's guides for creating harmonizing balance with feng shui for your home overall, your office, your bedroom, and more. I specifically sought help for my desk. When arranging furniture in my home office, I definitely considered where my desk was located in the room - in front of windows? facing the door? At work, though, I don't have as much flexibility.
My desk situates my back to the door, but is in a large space with 2 others and off a common area. Which, like my penchant for bustling coffee shops, works well for inspiring me to work. So, one con with two pros. What shall we do?
A quick search on Pinterest for "desk feng shui" provided me with some key visuals to start this new organization adventure. My first temptation was to visit my nearest HomeGoods and fill my cart with something blue, something wood, something silver, something...new? But when I cleared the shopaholic fog, I decided I could make use with things I already had. #graduatebudget
This article from greatist caught my attention the most. I liked the brief intro (so easy to skim) as well as the note that you should select a few of the areas to focus on. An overall goal of the practice is "clutter-free", so filling your desk with plants, candles, photo frames (especially if you have a small desk) counteracts the goal.
Learn more about feng shui from Ms. Feng Shui if it interests you.
Have you used feng shui in your life? What project did you tackle and how has it helped?