Viewing entries tagged
travel

Feng Shui for your Hotel Room

Make your hotel or  vacation stay wonderful with these Easy tips!

You may have heard of using FENG SHUI  to design a home, but did you know its principles can also be used to promote a positive flow of energy during your vacation or business trip?

FENG SHUI  IS AN  ANCIENT CHINESE ART USED TO CREATE ABUNDANCE, HEALTH, HAPPINESS, AND WEALTH. USING THESE FENG SHUI TIPS CAN MAKE YOUR VACATION STAY MORE RELAXING AND YOUR BUSINESS TRIP MORE EFFECTIVE.

1- Open the windows when you first walk in to let fresh air into the room. Getting the air moving is a great way to clear any stagnant “Chi” or “energy" left by the previous occupants.

2- Unpack your luggage right away and keep it out of site. This will promote a more settled feeling inside the room. And will let you start focusing on the activities you want to do and not the length of your stay.

3-  Take a hot shower to allow the hot water to flow good Chi energy onto you. Using a lavender soap can also chase away any built up stress or tension gathered during your trip.

4- Display photos of your family on the night stand. This will make you feel comfortable and keep you in connection with your loved ones.

5-Bringing your own scented candles and burning them while you are in the room can induce calmness and serenity through aromatherapy. You can also use incense. This will soothe your psyche and bring a feeling of relaxation.

6- In Feng Shui, bathrooms are associated with financial loss. Be sure to keep the bathroom door closed at all times to prevent this especially on a business trip.

7- Display some scarves or fabrics you love to brighten up your hotel room and bring a bit of your personality in. Having a red shawl or red piece of fabric with you is also a great way to bring a very auspicious outcome to your transactions if you are on a business trip. Red is the luckiest color in Feng Shui.

8- Hang a scarf over the TV, any mirror facing your bed or images that are not pleasing to you. This will help you have a restful sleep and cut down on the reflective surfaces in the room.

9- Move the phone and alarm clock away from your ears while you sleep by putting them on the floor. This will ensure you are not abruptly awakened.

10- Bring herbal tea with you. Most hotels offer a coffee pot, you can use this to heat water and settle in each night with a cup of hot tea. While curled up with your tea, take a few moments to meditate on the sights, sounds, and tastes of the day.

For more information about Interior design and Feng Shui, email marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit www.marieburgosdesign.com

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

 

For more information, visit www.manobluedesign.com or email marie@manobludesign.com