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Feng Shui is the Chinese art of positioning objects in homes and offices to create positive energy flow.

Recently, Feng Shui has gained popularity among many homeowners nationwide and as a result, the practices of Feng Shui have found their way into the workplace. More and more building managers and office workers are considering Feng Shui practices and beliefs when arranging work areas and office space.

Below is a list of a few simple Feng Shui practices that anyone can utilize to create positive energy flow in their work space. Use them in your office and see if you notice a change.

Reduce Clutter Clutter creates chaos. Chaos in the workplace is never a positive state of being. To reduce stress and anxiety in the workplace, free your space of clutter. This involves clearing unnecessary items off your desk and keeping your area clean of dirt and dust. This will help create a positive energy flow and reduce the chaos and anxiety at work.

Never Let Files Pile Up Having piles of files and folders on your desk blocks the energy flow of your work space. File away as many folders as you can. If you must have piles of paperwork and folders on your desk, place them to sides of your work area. It’s important to keep the space immediately in front of you clear. By doing so, you will improve the energy flow in your work space.

Leave the Cactus at Home As decorative as they may be, having a cactus on or around your desk actually directs negative energy to your work area. The needles of a cactus act as tiny arrows that allow negative energy to flow and build up in your environment. To reduce negative energy, do not place a cactus in or around your work space.

Bring a Black Briefcase According to the beliefs of Feng Shui, black symbolizes money and income. Using a black briefcase for work will harness financial gain and promote financial prosperity. Also, choose a black briefcase with metal clasps. In the beliefs of Feng Shui, the combination of black and metal is harmonious and will bring positive energy your way.

Sit with Your Back to the Wall Having a wall behind you creates a feeling of support, and supportive energy is very important in the office. Sitting with your back to a wall will help you focus on your work and avoid office politics.

Creating a positive work environment is beneficial to the success of your career. Practicing Feng Shui in the office creates a harmonious work space and helps you harness positive energy. Even if you are a bit skeptical about Feng Shui, try the tips above and see if your office life is affected. You never know how Feng Shui will change your life.

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