Feng Shui

Feng Shui Your Office for Success!

Is your office giving you a pep talk, or is it reinforcing internal limiting beliefs? Here are 7 Feng Shui tips that will help you reimagine your space, and give you a new outlook!


Define success – what does it look like for you?

Success has many different facets, and while the corner office may be your idea of the ideal career path, another may value the consistency of a salaried position to allow for family time. Emotions can be stirred up by items on your desk. If you have a reminder there of a job that devalued your input, it would be best if you replaced it with something that inspired creativity. Choose items that represent personal inspiration and aspiration.

Choose your desk wisely

Metal and glass combo is to be avoided. This is because the perception of a metal hammer coming down on fragile glass can lead to feelings of “not safe” or impermanence. Wood is the best choice. Dark colors help with staying grounded, lighter colors for fast-moving industries.

Create your “Command Center”

Have a solid wall to your back and a full view of the door so as to see who is coming into the room. If you must face a wall, put an expansive scene of a forest path or similar imagery in front of you to give your energy somewhere to go.

Grow your business with plants

By placing a business card underneath a thriving plant, you can symbolically “grow” your business. Living plants generate negative ions, which reduce stress and mitigate the high electromagnetic fields that radiate from your computer or cell phone. Artificial plants don’t count, as they actually create more stagnation. After all, you don’t have to water them or even pay attention to them!

Heavy boxes “weigh” you down

Stuff on the floor symbolizes your past.  Too much “storage” on the floor means that you can’t let go of previous hurts, failures, or disappointments, and will sabotage future success. Items at eye level represent the “here and now”. Future dreams & goals should be placed on a shelf or bulletin board that you look up at.

Physically separate your Work space from your Home space as much as possible

If you work from home at times, try to place your desk as far away from the main flow of the living areas as possible. If in the kitchen, don’t face your desk so you look into the kitchen area or else you’ll find that you are “snacking” as a way to avoid doing work. Place a rug as a visual divider to separate these spaces.

AVOID THE BEDROOM!!!

I can’t stress this enough. Having your work space in the bedroom, even if it’s not used on a regular basis, will generate resentment with your intimate partner. If you have no intimate partner, work will become a “relationship substitute”, and will block a new person from entering your life. If the bedroom is the only place you can work, then create a separate space with a hanging curtain or a room divider screen so you can “shut the door” on the office. Never work on your laptop in bed. It’s for sleeping and intimacy, not emailing or reviewing files!

Your success at work depends on your ability to focus. By using these tips, you increase your mindfulness of the stories that your things are telling you. Remember, you are the architect of your experiences. A few small changes can create amazing ripples!

Beverly Biehl is a Feng Shui consultant, Creation Catalyst, Energy Alchemist and a Coincidence Creator. She helps clients who’ve been feeling overwhelmed, unfulfilled and unsatisfied shift into a space of Joy and Abundance.  Her website is www.TheIntuitiveInterior.com, and she can be reached at 214-679-3498 or Beverly@TheIntuitiveInterior.com.


Decorate Like You MEAN It!

I can’t count how many times I have gone to a store, an auction, or even a garage sale and picked up something because I just HAD to, it was SUCH a good price, or simply felt like SPENDING some money. Once the new treasure was back home, the thrill of the hunt had worn off and I found my purchase adding a new source of frustration to my already cluttered environment. These are not just THINGS that you are adding to your home (or office).

Everything has mass, substance, and energy associated with it, which is why an item will just not work in one part of your home but is perfect for another.

Look around your home. Every single item that you have has a story associated with it. Listen to what your stuff has to say about you.

There’s the chair that you rescued from a garage sale that continues to taunt you for not getting it re-covered. That framed print make it onto your wall because another friend was moving and no longer wanted it.

Your bedroom should be a place of rest and intimacy, not the room where all the clutter goes when company comes!

As a certified Feng Shui consultant, it’s my job to notice these things and ask the questions. As a homeowner, you will have to shift your perspective. I will be happy to help you as you work through the areas in your home that are not working for you, or will assist with an entire Home Re-Styling. I can be flexible with my pricing structure, too, depending on the size of the project. If you would like me to work with you on selecting furniture, picking out draperies, and finding that “just right” color for your walls, please contact me at 214-679-3498.

In no time, we’ll have your home telling the stories that you WANT it to tell! It's time to Change YOUR Chi!