Arguably there is no more stressful place than at work. Where else do you have to navigate leadened bureaucracies laden with assorted career death traps. But relief and general mellowness can be achieved with a few simple Feng Shui techniques.
Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of placing furniture and objects in a way that increases harmony and reduces stress. One particluar book that helps us achieve calmness in the workplace is Darrin Zeer's "Office Feng Shui". Here are some steps you can take asap to lower the volume and increase the peace:
1. Eliminate clutter - junk around your workspace blocks the flow of energy and makes you feel more tired.
2. Sit in the "Belly of the Dragon" - back to the wall, support on both sides and the wide expanse in front of you - which means that you should try at all possible to face the door and do not sit with your back to it. If you can't move your desk, place a mirror beside you so you can see what is going on behind your back. Add a few pictures of mountains or tall structures on your back walls. Also get a chair with a taller back and arm rests, if possible.
3. Add other things to increase the "Zen" such as colorful accessories (warm colors for energy and cool colors for calm), plants (especially with rounded leaves) and perhaps some aromatherapy scents that complement the degree of energy you need. Add a crystal to lower the electromagnetic rays from the pc, printer and fax machines.
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