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.
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