My desk is always a disaster, and I have big feelings about it. I can whip the rest of my house into shape relatively quickly, and my desk? I look at it, sigh, and pile more things on top because that’s what desks are for, right? I move my computer to the couch and work from there.
I decided my desk needed inspiration, purpose, meaning and style. I turned to the oracle Pinterest in search of organization systems that had some magic. I ended up down the rabbit hole of office Feng Shui. What a wealth of ideas. I am a cherry-picker when it comes to organization, looking for what works for me. I took the idea of Feng Shui zones and made it my own.
I now have 10 helpful, organized zones on my desk.
ONE: A zone for reference materials that help me in my daily work, right now that is books on routines, organization, hypnosis, and glasses cleaning materials so I can read them.
TWO: A zone for beloved things from family. I went for family of choice here and placed a pencil holder I made from cycling bottles from my favorite bike shop that closed last year. That place was my Cheers, so it totally fits the family criteria.
THREE: A place for expensive items that remind me to draw in wealth, so my computer is there, and I can pull it down to use it when I want to, and then put it back out of the way. I also used a clock screen saver so it’s functional and stylish.
FOUR: The middle of my desk down in front is clear so I can do projects uninhibited. I also have a blotter pad so I can scribble notes, to do’s, doodles and daily goal.
FIVE: A zone for balance. I have a warm and cozy drink and a coloring book to remind me that breaks are necessary for balance.
SIX: A zone for reminding me who I am and the person I’m growing into. I have business cards, and a journal entry I wrote after learning to do past life regressions through hypnosis with clients. It reminds me that meaningful work helps me thrive!
SEVEN: A space for objects that symbolize relationships and connection. I have the guest book from my wedding. Gifts from my grand fathers: from Papa Chester, Jade East after shave bottles and a a Glenn Miller mixtape from Grandpa Duncan Duncan. A reminder to be light hearted: an alien from my niece.
EIGHT: A zone for my journals which is a collection of creativity and processing.
NINE: A zone that inspires me to travel. I’ve placed a practical object a National Park Foundation water bottle that inspires me to think about ways to travel and to drink water!
TEN: Perhaps the most important zone, under my desk is completely empty. For me, it’s a symbolic space of openness and honesty. Honesty meaning that the things that were once on my desk are now NOT in a box under it.
What space and symbolism can you cultivate to open yourself up to success, manifestation and creativity?