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Vastu Tips - Office

Your Individual Workspace in an Office

These tips are specifically for employees who have no say in the selection of their offices or in allocation of relevant work areas for different departments. Such people have wondered whether Vastu can be of any benefit to them. This writing is intended to assure them that designing their individual workstations/cabins and a cubicle as per Vastu leads to better job satisfaction and success. The use of Vastu can provide you that extra edge in office.

Placement of Desk: The placement of desk is of vital importance. Always sit against a solid wall. Never have a window behind your back. Keep the blinds drawn if there is no other place to position your desk.

Hang up some bright, cheerful pictures on the walls around you

Your work table should be in the South-West sector of the room or cabin assigned to you. The desk should be placed such that your back is not towards the door.

Orient your face correctly so that you are facing either East or North.

Avoid sitting under a beam.

Hang a picture of mountain or hi.gh rise behind your back for stability.

South-West corner of your room/cubicle/cabin should not be vacant Keep a heavy filing cabinet or a plant in that corner

Place your computers, fax machines, telephones etc. in the South-East corner. The computer monitors should be placed towards East of South- East.

Any awards or trophies should be displayed in the South¬East sector.

Few personal objects or family pictures can be put on the desk. or walls around you. Looking at them at times helps in de-stressing and brings a smile to your lips.

Make sure that the chair you sit on is comfortable and is adjusted to the right height. You will produce much more work from a comfortably aligned chair than you will from an uncomfortable chair of the wrong height. You will also feel happier and enjoy sitting behind your desk.

Avoid clutter in your office. Sort out files and papers on your desk from time to time. DE cluttering empowers and increases your capacity to work.

The size of your desk, as well as the size of your office, indicates your power and status in the firm. You will progress faster in your career if your desk is larger than usual for your particular Job.

Vastu emphasizes on the use of space as an element. Allow sufficient room behind your desk to get in and out of your chair easily. If you feel cramped, you will be confined and restricted in whatever you are doing.

For a workspace that faces away from the entrance, adjust the desk or table to increase your view of the door or opening. If that's not possible, add a mirror to the wall or use a desk or computer-mounted convex mirror to give you a view of the entrance. A wall mirror will also open the workspace visually and reflect the motions in the space adding a sense of energy.

If your office is in a dim or out of the way location, add lighting to the entrance, perhaps in the hall outside your door.

Plants can be used along with mirrors and bright lighting to open up narrow and cramped spaces. Plants have the advantage of enhancing the environment and bringing in positive energy. You can add pictures of nature and plants also to enliven a dull working area.

If there is clutter in your workspace especially near the entrance, sort it out. A real obstruction to the flow of energy and in fact an energy drainer-clutter is the antithesis of balance and harmony.