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Feng Shui for the Office

Clear Clutter and Organize

I know this is always easier said than done. If you are overwhelmed by this piece, as many of us are, give yourself the gift of a professional organizer. Don’t berate yourself if this is not your forte. Hire someone who can instantly see how to arrange things in your office for maximum effectiveness.After this you will get the knack yourself and be able to continue on your own. Don’t underestimate the importance of asking for and hiring help, even for two hours. It can make a huge difference in your life. Offices are often the most disorganized spaces in hectic lives but order in this sphere is actually crucial to your success in the world. To take care of your physical environment also takes care of your mind, body and spirit.

12 Tips to End Clutter

Inspire Yourself!

Bring in art that you love. Even when your bookshelves are filled with those unattractive binders and manuals that you need for your jobs, juxtapose them with art and objects that bring you joy. Make sure your shelves reflect who you are and what inspires you in life. Make sure every object has its space so that it does not look like a haphazard arrangement of clutter.

Bring in Nature

At our essence we are ancient creatures who came from 100,000 generations of ancestors who lived in the natural world. Surrounding ourselves with objects and art depicting those origins are essential to mental and emotional well being, reminding us who we truly are. Studies have shown work spaces devoid of nature cause depression and lower productivity among workers. Commit to having beautiful plants or fresh flowers. Bring in a water feature and nature art and calendars depicting beautiful landscapes. Bringing in the five elements of wood, fire, earth, wood and metal is a key component of the Feng Shui teaching. (See my article bringing nature into the home). In terms of your family pictures, a few are comforting but too many are distracting. Your workspace is for the development of who you are in the world and what your contribution to that world will be. Reserve the private spaces in your home to display images of your loved ones.

Bring in Environmental Affirmations

Use the important ‘real estate’ of your office walls for affirmations of what it is you want to bring into your work life. For more private home offices this is a great space for your career vision board. Create a collage with words and images of the true work you imagine doing, whether you are there or not. Your pictures and images create powerful environmental affirmations, sending this message continually to the conscious and subconscious mind. We must think it first in order to create it, so make it up and put it on your walls and watch it manifest in your life! (For more on this please see my article Your Home is Attracting Your Future!)

Offices are Yang Spaces

Offices are places where you want to generate energy and should be light, bright and happy spaces that by their color schemes contribute to lifting your spirits. For more on this subject please refer to my article on Yin Yang for a Balanced Home.

Remember that your office is your space for manifesting who you are in the world. Think of it as your altar to call in that energy in your life and let your imagination soar!

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Erica Sofrina

Erica Sofrina is an Internationally recognized Speaker and Teacher and Author of the book Small Changes, Dynamic Results! Feng Shui for the Western World. She is also a life coach and motivational speaker and is the founder of the West Coast Academy of Feng Shui. She has run a successful business as a Professional Organizer, Interior Designer and Certified Feng Shui Consultant for over a decade and resides on the charming coastal town of Half Moon Bay in Northern California. Find out more at

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3:55AM PDT on Jul 26, 2014

It's all about ventilation and harmony

12:48AM PDT on Mar 21, 2014

I have a friend that has always used a small round mirror on his computer because his desk doesn't face the door and couldn't be moved. When he first started using it, he got lots of comments -- all good. Soon, some others did the same since their desks all faced toward the wall and not the door. No one, not even my friend knew it was Feng Shui until years later. I'm looking forward to more in your 'room by room' series. Feng Shui is fascinating to me. Thank you!

12:06AM PDT on Mar 21, 2014

A rear view mirror? Seriously?!?! I can't think of a better way to ruin your workspace than to add tacky, sticky junk that ruins your furniture, walls, or electronics.

And having your desk face the window may have been fine back in the day when we spent our time looking down at what we were writing on a page, but in the era of computer monitors, it is a fabulous way to give yourself eyestrain from having too much light shining directly into your eyes as you try to view your screen.

This is NOT feng shui!!! And if you want to make more sense of your room, you'd do better to just use a little bit of common sense than to listen to this advice.

10:36AM PST on Dec 24, 2013

No way.
To position my desk so that sit facing the door into the room? No way !
I am safe inside my home, and I position my desk so that I can see the trees,the flowers the meadows and birds flying by.
Yes we all need to feel safe but this sounds pretty paranoid to me.

10:33AM PST on Dec 24, 2013

Thank you.

12:15PM PDT on May 16, 2013

Thank you.

11:30AM PST on Feb 19, 2012

Oh, the clutter in the office, always growing... :|

2:22PM PDT on Sep 16, 2011

Feng shui does not hold all the answers. Intention and dedication is an important factor in any endeavour, people have to realize feng shui is not a quick fix. It takes time to apply feng shui in anyone's life, just as meditation takes years of good intention and dedication.

3:15PM PDT on May 6, 2011

can an office cube have too many plants and mirrors?

3:57PM PDT on Apr 20, 2011

Darryl, I am sorry you disagree with me but you clearly do not understand that there are different schools of Feng Shui. You practice Compass School Feng Shui which is different than Form School Feng Shui which is what I have studied for many years and practice and teach. Form School Feng Shui does not use the Compass but uses Front Door Bagua and rocks and stones are considered the metal element. I do not appreciate you saying these are dangerous or wrong just because you have studied a different school of Feng Shui.

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