Tips to create a conducive study room

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A study room can be used for purposes that stray from its moniker. Learn about feng shui and study rooms in this article.

A study room is often used for obvious reasons. However, it occasionally accommodates purposes that stray away from its moniker.

Even if it is for business purposes, these odd reasons spill over into the study room because it can sometimes be difficult to pick a room for specific purposes. A lot of factors come into play, for instance, getting used to the ambience and surrounding energy.

Qi is the energy that is ever-present in our environment. It plays an important role in selecting and creating a study room conducive to working. The rule of thumb is to ensure that Qi is welcomed into the home through the Main Door.

Your favourable Facing Direction must also be taken into consideration. Then, this Qi should be allowed to healthily meander to different parts of the home, including the study room.

A study room of sorts

You can plot a room that's best for a study using the Natal Flying Stars chart. It is accompanied by a grid of nine boxes (3 down and 3 across) superimposed on the layout of your home.

Each of these boxes are represented by 3 stars. The one in the middle is the Base Star (used for advanced Feng Shui), Sitting Star at its top left corner, while the Facing Star can be found at the top right corner.

The stars Facing Direction, the Sitting Star and Facing Star all play essential roles in determining the location of your study. Each of them will influence your desired outcomes differently. The Sitting Star governs what I call ‘people matters’. This includes relationships, health and family issues.

The best way to activate the Sitting Star, according to classical Feng Shui, is to utilise the area for activities that involve rest, rejuvenation or thinking.

If the study is for matters relating to work, career, or finances, the Facing Star would be the best location. In order to activate this, activities that involve movement within the space are encouraged. Examples of these include opening and closing of the door, watching television and working.

Little aquariums and fountains are also great additions to act as catalysts to good Qi circulation within the study.

feng shui and study room

Physical flaws of the room

Some features within the hold of a room are considered negative in Feng Shui tenets and can compromise Qi quality. It is important to ensure that the room is spacious, flooded with sunlight, and has windows that are habitually opened.

This is to ensure that Qi circulates healthily within it. Try to avoid placing your desk under running beams. Slanting, uneven or low ceilings can interfere with concentration.

As the Qi makes its way into the room through the door, it is also important to avoid having your back facing in this direction.

Under certain circumstances, your favourable Facing Direction would point to rooms that are already occupied and difficult to relocate. This includes the likes of kitchens and toilets.

However, don't worry because all you need to do is look for the #8 Facing Star, which is also suitable for work-related activities that are usually undertaken in study rooms.

If the current location of the study is a little off course from the above guide, log on to www.joeyyap.com for a clearer picture on how to create the conducive environment you need.

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