Why feng shui your desk? Because it is a piece of furniture that you probably use quite often, and because it’s where important financial decisions are usually made. If your desk isn’t optimal, it could be robbing you of your vital energy. Desk size: Tthe size of your desk is crucial. Big tasks need a big desk. Don’t multitask on a single-task desk. If it’s bugging you and you feel cluttered, it’s probably too small.

Desk style: Think about the style of the desk and what it is projecting. Are you a fierce corporate litigator whose desk says, “I’m a coffee table currently posing as a desk?” Your life as a corporate litigator continuing with this desk is heading for problems because in the feng shui world, your environment mirrors who you really are and what you think about yourself.

Paper clutter: Let’s talk about clutter and organisation. Here’s the obvious: It’s easy to fall prey to paper clutter. But everything should have its own space — this includes your desktop and the floor around your desk. Think files, trays, drawers, bins, etc. At least 50 per cent of your desktop should be seen at least once a day.

Desk location: Next, let’s pick on the desk location and orientation. If you’ve got a wall or a partition right in front of you as you sit at your desk, you are not in the most powerful position possible. It may be best to turn your desk around if at all possible and get that wall or partition behind you. You should be able to see the door into that office from where you are sitting. Cubicle cures: If you are stuck in a cubicle, the traditional feng shui cure is to place a mirror in front of you (at your desk) so you can see the door in the reflection. Now, you have “the door” (even though it is the reflection of it) in front of you. — The Guardian