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  • Writer's pictureKate MacKinnon

3 Tips to Reduce Stress While Working at Home or the Office

How and where we work has never been more critical or in such a state of evolution than in the past several years. In 2020, when the world went into shutdown, we were all at home, either living alone or together with others, working or going to school virtually, all combined with day-to-day living. As a result, there was a huge need to bring balance and flow to our homes to reduce the stress and tension in our daily life and create a space where everyone could be productive and effective in their work, school, and home life, and live in harmony and peace. When people started going back to the office, either working hybrid or full-time, there was a new level of stress related to adapting to our changing world of work. With both transitions, I have been able to support people in adapting to changes in their life and home or work environment by using the tools of Feng Shui to create spaces of balance and flow, which reduce stress and create more productivity, prosperity, and peace while working at home, in the office, or anywhere. We may not know what’s next in the world of work as our world keeps changing, but the principles of Feng Shui are powerful tools to help us adapt to changes in our environment, both at home and at work. Here are the three top tips I recommend for reducing stress and being productive, prosperous, and peaceful while working at home, in the office, or anywhere (this could be a hotel room or Starbucks, depending on how you work -- what I call "Feng Shui on the Go!") Set Your Daily Focus

  • In Feng Shui, we say that intention is everything.

  • Set your intention for the day to create focus.

  • For even better results, write it down and keep it somewhere visible!

Come In and Have a Seat

  • The ideal desk and seat create empowerment and a sense of confidence and security.

  • It is important to have a solid desk and a chair that ensures proper support both physically and psychologically.

  • Have a solid wall behind your desk and not a window.

  • Have your desk and computer face the main door to see who enters.

File That Away!

  • Remove all clutter. It is the number one cause of stress and killer of productivity and creativity - this is true for your desktop, workspace, and digital desktop.

  • Clarity in our environment results in inner clarity, focus, productivity, and creativity.

  • Organize your paperwork, label files, and place them in drawers.

  • The only work on your desk is what you are currently working on.

  • At the end of the day, clear your desktop and close down your workspace for the day.

Everyday Feng Shui! These are simple yet powerful things we can do in our everyday life to reduce stress and create peace. If you are interested in learning more about reducing stress in your workspace or how Feng Shui can support you, book a free 30-minute call.

And as always, I would love to hear your experience and results if you use any of these tips.

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