7 Vastu tips for your desk to improve focus at work
If you need to gain concentration, here I give you some Vastu and yogic tips that will help you improve focus at work.
Working from home is not always easy, especially if you have kids around! Is it familiar to you? It’s important to set an appropriate working environment that supports your concentration to be more productive.
During the last weeks of confinement due to Covid-19, I had to work from home. I’ve been involved in academic writing that required a lot of focus and, during the process, I observed certain instinctive practices in me that helped me a lot to be more concentrated. They made me feel more inspired and productive than usual!
So, in this post, I’m going to share them all with you. They are tips that will help you be more concentrated doing some specific tasks so you can be more productive. I also include Vastu Shastra advices, of course! 🙂
They are as follows:
1. Select a good place to work
If you work at home (like me, most of the time!) do it in a room where you can close the door and, dedicate that space only for that function. It will help you switch off when you’re resting and make a distinction between your work and personal life.
If that’s not possible, try at least to dedicate one corner of your home to that function.
According to Vastu Shastra, North or Northeast corner of your home would be the ideal place to feel more inspired and in touch with your Self.
2. Orientate yourself
Many people wonder about the best orientation to sleep. However, they don’t wonder about the best orientation to work! Especially if you’re seated for hours in front of a computer.
According to Vastu Shastra, the best orientation to work is facing East. You get the benefits of energy movement of the Earth as it turns towards East around its axis. Facing East also aligns the frontal energy axis of your body so this orientation will help you to be more inspired. I changed mine towards East last year and I noticed the difference…Now, I even meditate there sometimes!
North is also a good orientation if you are in the North hemisphere but that changes if you are in the Southern Hemisphere. (You can know what’s the best orientation to work in both hemispheres in my previous post)
3. Clear the clutter of your desk
Have you ever gone to a library to study when you were in high school? I think we all have been there. And, what did you have on your desk?
Only the necessary things. Am I right? Why would you carry needless things with you?
Do the same on your current desk. Remove all items that you don’t need for your current task. They will distract you. Especially if you have files with pending things to do, they will send you thoughts of: ‘I have to do that’, ‘oh, when am I going to have the time for this other thing?’
In my case, even the smallest particles of dust can distract me (maybe because I’m a HSP). So, whenever I need to be super focus, I clean my desk first. Try that out!
4. Use minimalistic decoration and ergonomic furniture
Minimalistic decoration goes with what I have just shared in point nº 3. I’ve seen many desks with so many useless decorative items that overwhelm. And, if you don’t change them often, the energy will become stagnant. The more open space you have, the more freely the energy will flow!
On the other hand, the furniture you have should be comfortable enough to keep you seated for hours without any pain. Your computer should be at the height of your eyes and your back, straight. Watch your posture! Backaches can easily distract your concentration. Also, stand up and stretch yourself every 1-2 hours (perfect time to grab a tea, go to the toilet, etc)
5. Be careful with the music you choose
Music is something very personal. Many people work or study with music and, I never knew how they can do it… How can you listen and be concentrated on something else at the same time? Unless you’re an advance yogi, it’s not possible to be totally focused on two different things at the same time. You can shift your attention to one another like when you’re watching a tennis match (many women have that faculty) but, chances are, you are not fully concentrated on one thing at the time.
If you just need music as a background to accompany you, then is fine. But try to choose instrumental music with high vibrations that inspire you and uplifts your energy.
6. Hide your mobile phone and shut off your digital notifications
This is a big one. If you don’t need your phone that much, put it away of your sight. Mobile phones on the desk, right next to you, will distract you every time you receive a notification. I often place it behind me and, if something urgent comes up, they will call.
Same thing for another kind of notification you may have in your computer such as e-mails, WhatsApp…Switch them off and dedicate special times to check that.
7. Set the intention to improve focus at work right before you start
Will power and determination is important because it’s so easy to procrastinate and get distracted with so many other things. And, at the end of the day, you wonder: how much did I produce today?
Here I share with you an affirmation that I started to say every day, right before I start. (It’s becoming a ritual now!). And, it works like magic!
It’s an affirmation followed by this prayer:
‘Whatever I do in life, I give it my full attention. Like a laser beam, I burn from before me all problems, all obstructions’ (affirmation)
‘Help me to see Thee, Lord. Help me to concentrate on Thee my gaze, my love, my aspirations, my entire being‘ (prayer)
According to Swami Kriyananda, to get the best of affirmations, they should be said tree times: (1st) loudly, (2º) whispering and (3º) mentally to yourself, all three times with determination.
Be consistent, that’s a key factor.
So, these were the 7 tips for your working desk you need to implement to be more concentrated. Now, there is another crucial one you need to know:
Implement them! They will help you.
If there is something that distracts you a lot that I haven’t mentioned here, please let me know bellow in the comments. I will be happy to hear from you!
Lots of light and joy,
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