Many of my recent clients have been feeling off-balance at work and hope that Feng Shui can help them regain their sense of stability and flow.
If you feel this way, one major culprit may be how well Feng Shui’s Five Elements — Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water — are balanced in your office.
Whether you work in a cubicle or the corner office, a few Feng Shui adjustments to the Elements will renew your sense of harmony and purpose.
Wood element — Wood, whose archetype is The Pioneer, is the element you need for growth and breakthrough thinking.
Activate Wood with healthy plants. If you don’t have a green thumb, simply add a few green items to your space. Be sure to clear clutter, as old papers represent “dead wood” in Feng Shui.
Fire element — Fire represents the Wizard archetype, whose charisma and passion create business leadership and dynamism.
Enhance your Fire element by making sure you have excellent office lighting and a prominent display of inspiring materials like awards and accolades.
Earth element — Earth’s archetype, The Peacemaker, brings stability and a sense of community to your work life.
Earth can be activated with earthy materials — a ceramic tile or coffee mug, for instance, in colors like yellow or light brown, items that remind you of the importance of connectedness.
Metal element — THE element of business, Metal’s archetype is the Wizard, whose brilliance and focus bring new ideas to life.
Metal, though, is the element that’s most likely to be out of balance in offices, which frequently utilize metal furniture and shades of white.
If you need to add Metal (if there’s too much Wood, for instance), use light colors, metal furnishings and round or spherical items on your office or desk.
Water element — Water is represented by The Philosopher archetype, whose quiet insights help you maintain your integrity and keep your work life flowing.
The best way to bring Water into your office environment is with a small water feature like a tabletop fountain (I treasure mine!).
If a fountain won’t work, post an inspiring picture of water, depending on the type of inspiration you’re looking for — still water for a quieter vibe, or a rushing waterfall that’s more stimulating.
Looking to bring balance back to your life at work? Please give me a call — I’d love to be your guide.