Thursday, February 15, 2018

Color Ideas to Help You Organize Your Home Office




Colors can increase stamina, encourage a sense of calm or productivity, and help you maintain a consistent work routine.

Do you plan to convert a spare bedroom into a home office, or already have one you’re trying to freshen up? A dedicated office space is often a tax write-off, and the accessibility of walking from one room to the next in your home, condo, or apartment makes the commute to work a dream.

I offer colorful yet inexpensive ideas to make your workplace more user-friendly and efficient.

Paint walls a neutral color such as soft white, off-white, or cream. These colors give even a tiny room a feeling of spaciousness and ease. If you get distracted easily, you may need to paint an accent wall in the grounding colors of brown, rust, or other earthy tones of soil, forest, and the countryside.

Increase efficiency by using colors that reflect and complement the energy of the activities conducted in them. Mental clarity and creativity, for example, are amplified by taking in the color energy of bright yellow. Place a sheet of yellow paper, card, or vase filled with daisies within your range of vision, and discover how quickly your lethargy decreases and your motivation to focus increases.

Keep in mind, that too much of a bold color like sunny yellow, can feel overpowering. When one color monopolizes a home office color scheme, it eventually makes even the liveliest space feel chaotic.

If you want to increase your energy, select accessories and accents in upbeat shades of red, orange, or hot pink. To support physical dexterity and make strides at completing hands-on work, let reds and oranges support you as you gain agility and speed to move ahead. 

Perhaps you’d rather save red to alert you to emergency items. Scoring project files with a bold red pen check or dot captures your attention and reminds you of its importance.

If your workspace colors are too stimulating, calm them down by placing a book or candle on you desk in cool colors including pale peach, lavender, light green, or baby blue.






To streamline things in your office, get rid of junk.  Clear out clutter and curb overactive thought processes by wearing clothing in pleasing shades of blue. 

Display a picture that contains turquoise, teal, or sea blue water. Pause to visualize yourself beside a lovely lake, stream, the ocean, or a bay. 

Imagine water energy helping you proceed with thoughtful mindfulness. Then, start cleaning one corner of your office. Reduce, discard, and donate. When that area is de-cluttered, start on the next and so forth.

Another creative color idea is to take a work break. Get up from your desk, and go for a 5 minute walk outside. Gaze at the blue sky.  It enhances your sense of tranquility, and allows you to refresh mind and body. This is a free way to refresh yourself and resume work with a fresh perspective.

Make a plan to color code hard copies of files, documents, and spreadsheets. You’ll be well on the way to an organized work environment. Want to keep better track of your small business inventory, contacts, and finances?

An excellent color for financial matters is green. Green is the primary Feng Shui color that represents abundance and wealth. Select it if it resonates with you, and want your business to thrive.




Keep it simple and delineate invoices and bills, and other business expenses by marking files with green ball point pen dot. It simplifies things to buy file folders that are green and also come in other attractive colors. Color-coded folders makes it easy to put the appropriate papers in the right file.

Another great way to bring green into your office is with plants that have lush green foliage. This also helps to purify the air. Indoor plants that have good “chi” or life force include bamboo palm, rubber plant, English ivy, ficus, Boston fern, and peace lily.

Work spaces used by bloggers, writers, authors, chefs, and artists are enhanced, when they include a wide palette of colors. Variety encourages a sense of playfulness, ingenuity, and originality.

On the other hand. restful expanses of color can relax you. Painting a wall blue or hanging blue curtains in your home office, can help with communication. 

If your field of expertise is public relations or advertising and you want more clients to flock to your office, display blue colored books, calendars, and other blue pieces in the d├ęcor. Blue is also a good color for healing; use it on folders and papers that identify items like medical expense receipts. See this for additional ways to really relax.

Any way you decorate with color must be in line with your own character. If you’re not sure what to choose, experiment to see whether you work more effectively in an energizing or quiet colored office environment.

Have fun with colors that enable your small business to prosper. Get savvy about color, and pick the best colors for an eye-pleasing work environment. It’s simple and makes good business sense to learn which colors put new life into your business and you.



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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Use Crown Chakra Energy to Integrate Mind Body Spirit



The Crown Chakra and Om, the Sound of The Seventh Chakra 

The seventh chakra, or Sahaswara, is the chakra of consciousness, pure awareness, and bliss. It is the source of Divine connection. Its vibrations provide powerful energy to sustain our beings and help us rise above earthly concerns.

Chakra means "wheels" in Sanskrit, and describes areas of energy running along our spine. Ancient Hindus formulated that the human body has seven major energy wheels, each a different color and spinning in a clockwise direction. 

The crown chakra is located in our body's uppermost location, at the top of the head or slightly above it. When this center is open and balanced, it makes all the chakras work together for our greatest good. 








The colors most often associated with this chakra are dark purple/violet and white/clear. 



Since ancient times, purple has been associated with the color of the clergy, nobles, and the rich. Those who are attracted to purple may have an artistic or dramatic flair. Some wear it, because they intuitively sense it clears confusion and calms hyperactivity. 


Purple helps others feel energized. Dressing in this color can speed up natural healing energy for mind, body, and spirit. 



Envision purple to encourage your thoughts to lift above ego to a higher plane, a higher consciousness. 



Gaze at objects like lavender or other purple flowers, eat red grapes, red cabbage, or eggplant, or don an amethyst bracelet, necklace, or ring. Enjoy this vibrant color and let it remind you how interconnected you are to everything on our planet.


If the color white resonates with you, visualize white light surrounding you or a loved one. Imagine its energy cleansing, healing, protecting, and raising consciousness. See the planet, a pet, or an acquaintance being helped this way. 


Drape a white cloth around you or surround yourself with white pillows or flowers, symbols of purity and devotion. Let white help motivate you to be of service to others. 



Place a white crystal called selenite in your home or hold a selenite wand in front of your body for its many rejuvenating and mystical properties.



The crown chakra works in a subtle manner. Meditation or other mindfulness practices including color energy visualizations and affirmation recitation enhance this chakras effectiveness. Here are three of my original chakra affirmations for you...



"I Tap into the Universal Source of Love Each Day."



"I Radiate Joy, and my Thoughts and Actions are Insightful and Loving."



"My Chakras are Aligned and Manifest Abundant Energy to Live Joyfully."




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Healing arts like acupuncture, tai chi, massage, and yoga seek to stabilize all the chakras by purifying the lower energies and guiding the flow of energy upwards. 



Self-care habits create harmony on the physical, mental, and spiritual level. Allow chakra work to be part of your self-awareness routine.




Remember the flow of "chi " through all our chakras influences health and improves wellbeing. The crown chakra’s job is to integrate all the chakras and their respective qualities.  



The seventh chakra helps us deal with limited thinking and transports us beyond our idea of things to our wise inner core. 


When we study the chakras and witness ourselves as we learn something new, we get closer to our true self, the Divine in us. 


The crown chakra corresponds to the pituitary gland, the “master gland” of the endocrine system. Others believe the 7th chakra controls the pineal gland. This gland contains pigments similar to those found in the eyes, and regulates the action of light on our body. The seventh chakra helps us look inward to infuse spiritual light into our being.



Keep the crown chakra finely tuned, by revisiting the chakras that come below it. Learn ways to re-align the other chakras (from 1 to 6) by clicking on the links that follow:











Before you go, please comment by scrolling down and posting in the space provided. 

I'd love to know if you believe in "chakra power." For me, getting in touch with my chakras makes me feel happy, peaceful, and alive. 

Do you like to wear purple or white and how does that make you feel? Do you wear one or both of these colors often and for what reasons? 

Did my blog post and illustrations help you in some way? Please comment below. 

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