How to Feng Shui Your Cubicle

by Jane Meggitt; Updated September 26, 2017

You might spend as much time in your office cubicle as you do in your bed. Odds are it's not a particularly inviting place. To improve your cubicle and your work life, use the ancient Chinese practice of feng-shui . Feng-shui focuses on encouraging the life force -- chi -- to flow through the space. The changes you can make to your cubicle depend on company policy -- for example, you might not get permission to paint it a bright color, as per feng shui. Even so, there are basic changes that most people can make. These include eradicating clutter and reconfiguring your desk so you can look out the cubicle entrance.

Accentuate the Positive

Bring nature into your cubicle, whether in the form of a green plant or pictures of the Great Outdoors. If you add plants, feng-shui principles dictate that they should be in odd numbers, so either one or three makes the best choice for a cubicle. Water flowing denotes financial prosperity, so buy a small electric fountain for your space. If that's not practical, a photograph of a waterfall can do the trick.

Eliminate the Negative

If your screen saver is dull or dark, change it to a bright, moving scene reflecting nature or one of your favorite activities. Store books and heavy objects in drawers -- not on overhead shelves that can "weigh you down." You don't want negative chi affecting you. Place red tape or material on the back of your chair to deflect negative chi behind your back.

About the Author

Jane Meggitt has been a writer for more than 20 years. In addition to reporting for a major newspaper chain, she has been published in "Horse News," "Suburban Classic," "Hoof Beats," "Equine Journal" and other publications. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from New York University and an Associate of Arts from the American Academy of Dramatics Arts, New York City.

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