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Feng Shui Your Desk For Career Success

 

office-fsHave you used feng shui around your desk? It's a great way to "test drive" feng shui, to see how well it works for you -- while creating a more functional and ENJOYABLE workspace.

WHERE TO START

 

In feng shui, we work with a 3x3 grid called a BAGUA (said "bagg-wahh"). The grid is placed over your floorplan, and can look like a tic-tac-toe board, or perhaps the face of a clock, seen from above. With this, we can organize any room, home, or office into areas, each with its own color and design themes. So, let's pretend you are floating over your office, looking down into it. And each section related to a different AREA of your life. So let's pretend that you can see the bagua grid that's overlayed onto your floor plan. Starting clockwise from your left -- about the "eight o'clock" area of the clock -- the design themes are:

knowledge

family and security

money

fame

romance

creativity

helpful people and travel

career

At the CENTER of the clock--the middle of the bagua grid -- the theme is health.

USING FENG SHUI AT WORK

You can apply these same design principles to your DESK, too. In fact, when you're new to feng shui, this can be a great way to begin. You'll soon have a better organized work area, and perhaps a little "feng shui magic" will boost your career as well.

ORGANIZING YOUR INFORMATION

Sit at your desk, and start at the left side. In feng shui, this is the KNOWLEDGE area. It's an ideal place to store your reference books, such as your dictionary, manuals, and anything else you often reach for when you're working.

GETTING THE SUPPORT 

If you have a counter or bookcase to the left of your desk, the top may be the perfect place for symbols of FAMILY (family photos) and Security (anything that says "old money" to you).

CARING FOR YOUR FINANCES

The back left corner of your desk is the MONEY area. Whether your monitor is there or something else, be sure to keep this corner clean, dust-free, and uncluttered. If there's space in back of your monitor for photos or posters, this is the perfect place for pictures of what you plan to do (or own) when you have an even better income.

BEING RECOGNIZED

At the back center area of your desk, or on the wall directly in front of you, take advantage of this FAME area. Display awards, diplomas, certificates, and anything that tells others about your accomplishments. Add a little red -- the best color for this area -- to draw attention to your new display.

FEELING THE LOVE  EVEN AT WORK

At the right corner of your desk, and on the wall behind it, the focus is ROMANCE. This is where you'll place photos of your sweetie, or symbols of love and partnerships. If you have flowers or pens at this area of your workspace, remember: Everything in twos... no "onesies"! (Of course, if you're hoping for a date this weekend, put two fresh flowers in a vase in this area. But, be prepared: This might work even better than you'd expected.)

THINKING CREATIVELY

Closer to you on the right, it's your CREATIVITY area. Be sure to keep symbols of what you do that's original, as well as tools for creating things at work. Whether this is a stapler or a set of pens and paintbrushes, the emphasis should be on creativity. And, if you're a fan of Disney or other cartoons, those figures and pictures go in this area. (If you have children, this is the perfect place for pictures of your little darlings, too.)

NETWORKING FOR WORK

At your immediate and front right, it's the helpful PEOPLE and TRAVEL area. This is where you'll put your Rolodex or Palm, or whatever you use to store names and phone numbers. This is also a good place to display vacation-related items and pictures.

TAKING CARE OF YOUR WELL-BEING

And, the center of your desk is the HEALTH area. If you want a healthy career, your work area should be clean & "happy looking" at the center. With spring on the way, consider a new blotter or other desktop covering in sunny yellow; that's the best color for the Health area.

REACHING YOUR PROFESSIONAL GOALS

Finally, your chair represents your CAREER area. Keep your chair well-oiled (if it's on wheels or springs) and clean. Polish any chrome on it, and keep it dusted. If you're on any kind of mat that protects the floor underneath, make sure that your mat looks fresh and new. If it doesn't, a replacement may be a small expense for the potential benefits. Or, sometimes a little floor polish will renew a plastic floor mat and make it look

 

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The Beckhams turned to Feng Shui and Buddhism

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 Victoria and David Beckham have turned to Buddhism.

The couple - who live in Los Angeles with their three sons - have reportedly "embraced" the mystical religion and are now chanting every morning in a bid to help them deal with their hectic lifestyles.

A source said: "David and Victoria have gone completely Californian! David has begun wearing health, prosperity and performance beads around his wrist. He has started yoga and stretching classes after a knee injury, and then a teammate suggested Buddhist chanting to soothe his mind.

"Now he and Victoria do a short five-minute chant when they wake up to start the day off on the right foot, repeating, 'Homage to the blessed one, the worthy one, the rightly self-awakened one.' "

Former Spice Girls star Victoria, 34, has also reportedly incorporated holistic eating into her diet plan.

The source added to Britain's Look magazine: "David and Victoria are really getting into the whole holistic, healthy vibe too. Victoria often picks up a soya latte at an organic cafe called Urth Caffe, which is next to The Bodhi Tree bookstore, where she bought hundreds of dollars' worth of self-help books."

The pair have are even said to have employed a Feng Shui expert to ensure their mansion is appropriately arranged.

The source revealed:  " They have had Chinese Feng Shui experts come in to rearrange their home, hop[ing] it will improve David's luck on the soccer pitch and their chances of conceiving. They have turned into the ultimate hippy power couple!" 

  

 

 

How to get what you want in life with Feng Shui in your home!

Feng Shui BedroomWe all want Happiness, Love, Money, Family, Health…

 

But what is your strategy to get those things?

Most of us work really hard for everything… and some wonder if there is not an easier way… I use Feng Shui.

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art which utilizes Chi, the energy in your environment, to balance and enhance things by specifically placing objects around you to support you in reaching your goals. 

So why waste all your energy if you can use a mirror, a lamp or an image to do the job for you?

Whether you think you are in a good place, or you are yet to get there, a few Feng Shui tips can help you clear the way to getting what you want.

1-  Remove clutter: clutter creates stagnant energy and prohibits energy flow. Since most of your energy is tied up in the clutter in your environment, it only weights you down. It keeps you stuck in the energy of the past and contributes to obstacles and frustrations. Enable the energy to move freely through your environment by clearing out things that are no longer relevant to your life.

2- Pay attention to pictures and objects in your space:  pictures on your wall are speaking to you constantly. Do you have pictures that denote sadness, loneliness, violence, fatigue or do you have images that speak of dreams, abundance, vitality, peace and harmony? It is also valid for objects around you…It is important not to keep broken objects as well as they carry that energy. So having pictures and objects that speak positively to you will surround you with that energy.

3- Have only what you love around you: Everything in your environment holds an energy that either supports you or drains you. Take away things you do not absolutely love and the rest will support you. If you don’t like something, release it even if it was a gift. Surround yourself with things you love to bring more of that which you love into your life. 

 

Marie Burgos Feng Shui Expert Tel: 917-353 9149www.manobluedesign.com marie@manobluedesign.com