Did you know that the average person works 90,000 hours in their lifetime?
Whether you love what you do for a living or loathe it, that’s a lot of time to spend on the job. It means our work environment is just as important to our wellbeing as our home. Ideally, with so many hours logged at work, we find ourselves in a workspace that supports a healthy and happy body, mind and soul. Of course, that’s rarely the case.
Unless you’ve got a big, bright office all to yourself, your workspace could probably use a few minor adjustments to change your on-the-job energy. All it takes is a little feng shui, some crystal healing, and listening to inner voice
ARRANGE IT RIGHT
If you’re in an office and have the freedom to move your furniture around, use the principles of feng shui to arrange everything in a way that sets you up for success. You’ll want to face outward, toward the entrance, and not with your back to the door. A forward-facing seat is an empowered position that gives you the energy to face the challenges ahead. However, don’t sit directly in front of the door as this can draw energy away from your desk.
BRING THE OUTSIDE INDOORS
Natural elements do wonders for positive energy. A water fountain near the front entrance of a building can help attract abundance. Plants bring in good vibes, reduce stress, improve concentration and clear the air—just don’t bring in more greenery than you can careful since dead plants have the opposite effect. If you’ve got a window in your space, let the positive energy of natural light in. Otherwise, keep a dark office bright with a lamp.
ADD SOME COLOR
Every color has an energy so it’s important to choose the right one for your workspace. If you’re in a creative field, surround yourself with white or orange. Go with red for passion or prosperity, yellow for empowerment and positivity, blue for calm and healing, and green for balance and health. What matters most is that the color appeals to you and enriches your day.
DECORATE WITH CRYSTALS
Give your office an extra boost of good energy by decorating with crystals. If you’re around a lot of electrical equipment, some crystals can help to shield you from certain electric and magnetic fields (EMFs). Shungite is said to absorb EMFs while black tourmaline keeps you safe from any negative energy in your area. For prosperity, choose pyrite, which is known to attract money and opportunity. To keep your mind clear, calm and focused while on the job, go for clear quartz or amethyst.
MAKE IT YOUR OWN
If you want to ensure your office is filled with the right kind of energy, think about what makes you happy. Keep photos of family, friends or pets nearby. Put up inspirational quotes or funny sayings. Bring a cozy blanket or cushion for some extra comfort. This is your space and should include the items and images that bring you happiness, inspiration and peace of mind.