Most of us will spend quite a bit of our lives sitting in an office. And while it will never be home, there are ways to make a work space a place where you feel at ease and comfortable.

 

According to feng shui consultant Agnes Dumanget, it can be as easy as rearranging your desk. That giant pile of folders? Set it towards your left: By arranging your desk this way, you’ll attract good luck according to feng shui principles. (Piling up files on your right is thought to interfere with concentration.)

 

Dumanget also advises keeping the door in front of you in order to open up the space and using a chair with a high back to provide feelings of protection and stability.

 

Of course, you’ve probably already heard her ultimate tranquility tip: “Clear up your mess,” she advises, “and sort out your desk to replace old, unnecessary things with new and useful ones.”