Feng Shui: Do’s and Don’ts in a Home Office

Whether you work from home or simply have a study or work station, you need to separate its activity from your home life because each has a different pattern of chi.  In an ideal world there should be a completely separate entrance into your home office so you can easily move from one mode into another and close the door on your work at the end of the day.  Since most of us have to steal some space from the family room or bedroom for our “offices” it is very important to do what you can, both physically and mentally to keep these two parts of your life separate.

Do sit in the corner farthest from the entrance to the room to have the “command” position.

Don’t face away from the door if you are conducting business from home.  Business will symbolically come to you through the door, so don’t turn your back on it.

Do keep your back toward a corner or a wall for support.

Don’t buy or use any furniture previously owned by someone who has gone out of business, gone bankrupt, been jailed, or been divorced, no matter the deal you think you’re getting.  In the long run these items will bring you bad luck.

Do put your computer in the North or West area of your office to enhance your creativity.  Place the computer in the Southeast if you use it to generate income.

Don’t have any mirrors in your office, as they can reflect negative energy from clients to other people in the room.  You should always maintain control over your office.

Do place a safe constructed of metal in either the West or Northwest, which symbolizes prosperity and financial security in business.

Don’t have a skylight in your office, as it provides a way for wealth to leak out of the room.

Do treat files in your office with respect as they represent your past, present and future business.

Don’t keep your files near the bathroom or on a wall that is shared with a bathroom.

Do keep cords to office equipment well hidden to eliminate clutter and allow for the free flow of chi.