Wellness in the Workplace: Turn Your Desk into a Sacred Space
As wellness permeates more and more aspects of our lives, it’s time to turn to the office and make the workplace more supportive of our overall health and well-being. For those times when your busy, stressful professional life is taking a toll on your mental or physical health, or the negative energy from a coworker is draining you, your desk can be your sacred space where you can seek refuge from the hardships of your job. Not to mention the effect that all of the tech devices in the office can have on your spirit! To ensure that you spend your days feeling your best even on the job, here are our six favorite ways to create wellness in the workplace. And for those just starting to incorporate crystals into the office, our Office Protection Crystal Kit has everything you need to incorporate wellness in the workplace!
6 Tips to Bring Wellness in the Workplace
Cleanse Your Space Regularly
It’s often been said that a clear desk is a clear mind – a key component for your wellness in the workplace journey. While organizing the chaos of your desk will have a correspondingly purifying affect on the mind, it’s important to energetically cleanse your desk for the same reason. Clearing the energy after a presentation or after what feels like a particularly long day helps to keep that energy from influencing your current state of mind. Letting that energy sit can mean returning to the same exhausted energy that you left behind the day before. To optimize your energy output, cleanse your space with sage or palo santo regularly. If burning smoke is not allowed at your place of work or you prefer another method of cleansing, a few bundles of fresh sage in water can help remove negative energy from your space. You can also include a piece of Selenite to cleanse the energy of your space. Selenite is like liquid light, it vibrates with a flow of bright, positive energy. Not only does selenite purify the crystals and environment that surrounds it, it also never needs to be recharged.
Shungite and Black Tourmaline by Your Computer
There’s no getting away from the EMFs put out by tech devices when you have a desk job. As much as we may all have off-the-grid fantasies, most of us need our very on-the-grid jobs. To limit the EMFs emitted from your computer, place a piece of Shungite by your computer and a chunk of Black Tourmaline underneath your desk. Black Tourmaline is an extremely protective stone that will help shield you from EMFs as well as negative energy, and Shungite is said to be able to actually absorb the EMFs while raising your energetic frequency.
Pyrite Over the Business Card
Attract abundance by placing Pyrite over your business card! The serious manifestation properties of Pyrite will help you draw money and prosperity your way, as well as success in your professional life. Not just for attracting wealth, this stone also creates a shield of protective energy, and blocks out the negative emotions and energy. By keeping you from becoming emotionally defeated, it encourages you to have the confidence for necessary, measured risks. Not only does this elevate your energy and outlook, it also taps into your intuition to foster sound gut decision and better solutions. And who couldn’t use more of that in their work?
Black Kyanite and Tourmalinated Quartz on Your Desk
Even under the protection of Black Tourmaline, negativity can be unavoidable. That’s where Black Kyanite and Tourmalinated Quartz come in! Tourmalinated Quartz helps you release any negative energy you are holding onto in your mind or body, and instead encourages you to focus on the light and the positive in your life. When you’re feeling trapped in a negative mindset, grab hold of your Tourmalinated Quartz to shift toward the positive. Black Kyanite allows you to cut ties with a coworker or someone else you’ve encountered throughout the day who drained you of your own energy. By detaching from this person on an energetic level, Black Kyanite helps you ensure that your energy is your own. Keep this crystal on your desk (or better yet, in your pocket) so it’s nearby whenever you need to cut the cords with someone else’s energy!
Inspiring Notes to Self
Sometimes you just need to remind yourself how much potential you have. Write yourself some encouraging notes telling you to strive for what you want and live for the moment. Only you know what you most need to hear right now. As you work on incorporating wellness in the workplace, post the notes around your desk so that you can reference them when you need support throughout the day.
Decorate With Crystals
Use your intuition and feel free to get creative. Remember, this is your sacred space! It should be filled with whatever crystals you’re most attracted to. If you want to add some crystals that are particularly good for wellness in the workplace, however, you may want to sprinkle your desk with amethyst, citrine, blue lace agate and carnelian. Amethyst is linked with the third eye and is known for its stress reducing properties as well as for inducing logical thought. Citrine is a manifesting stone, and useful for setting positive intentions at work. Blue lace agate will open the throat chakra to help you speak your mind and articulate your ideas. And because we could all use a little help getting over that 3 o’clock slump, Carnelian is a beneficial stone for revitalizing energy and infusing the solar plexus chakra with creativity and drive.
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Heather Askinosie is a crystal expert and leading influencer on the power of crystals, Feng Shui and holistic healing. For nearly 30 years, she has been researching the scientific and spiritual aspects of energy. After studying with the best healers from all over the world, she has used the past three decades of her career to translate ancient wisdom into simple tools that anyone can use to transform their life. In 2000, she co-founded Energy Muse with business partner, Timmi Jandro. Energy Muse provides tools of empowerment and inspiration in the tangible form of jewelry and crystals. Her crystal teachings can be found in her book Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune into the Real You as well as mindbodygreen, Well+Good, The Chalkboard Mag, and more. Learn more about Heather at energymuse.com.