While “being more organized” wasn’t on the shortlist of things we’d like to accomplish this year, we’d still like to make an effort to turn our cluttered and sometimes chaotic desks into havens of positive energy and beauty (bring on the zen!). So we turned to the bagua, an energy map that divides any space (be it your entire home, your family room or just your desk) into nine areas, each corresponding to a part of your life (relationships, health, creativity, etc.)
In a great article written for WholeLiving magazine, feng shui expert Jayme Barrett suggests picking “one or two goals that are most important to you, whether it’s improved health, success or inspiration.” Here are the areas we think might need a little attention:
Wealth ~ back left: A plant will encourage growth in this area, as does a water fountain or symbol of water. Since a water fountain is out of the question, how about these delightful pickling jars used as terrariums?
Family (did we mention we have teenage sons?) ~ middle left: To nourish close ties, display a family photo, a bowl or lamp and accent this space in shades of blue or green. These wonderfully organic nestling scallop bowls will do the trick.
Knowledge ~ front left: Keep books or reference materials in this area, along with a blue object to energize learning. Flower Sense, by Tricia Guild, is always a great source of inspiration and it’s cover is blue!
Creativity ~ middle right: Add a journal or light and place colored post-its here if you need your creative juices to flow. Christian Lacroix certainly does the trick for us and these zinnia note blocks are so much more fun than the 3M ones.
Any thoughts… is feng shui funky or fun?