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Auspicious Dates To Return To Work After CNY 2019, Plus Office Feng Shui Tips

Seize every chance to make your work life blessed this year

With all that Chinese New Year partying and feasting coming up, work is probably the last thing you’re thinking about now. As much as we don’t want to face it, we’ve got to haul our butts back to work after the holidays, but hey, that day could be a very lucky one.

There are specific dates and times that feng shui experts believe are particularly auspicious for you to start work after the Chinese New Year holidays in 2019. They also slightly vary based on your zodiac sign. The following four dates and time are believed to be lucky for going back to work for all zodiac signs in general. All except for the corresponding clashing zodiac signs, who feng shui experts say should avoid returning to work on that date and time.

Mark your calendars:

6 February (Wednesday), 1pm to 2:59pm
Clashing Zodiac Sign: Dragon

8 February (Friday), 1pm to 2:59pm
Clashing Zodiac Sign: Horse

12 February (Tuesday), 7am to 8:59am, or 11am to 2:59pm
Clashing Zodiac Sign: Dog

14 February (Thursday), 7am to 8:59am, or 11am to 2:59pm
Clashing Zodiac Sign: Rat

If you’ve been looking for a reason to take a few extra days off and extend your holiday before going back to work, you have it. We hope the dates and times will usher in good fortune and prosperity for your career in 2019!

Now, what about when you do commence work again? To bring even more positive energy into your work life, give your workplace a little spruce-up on your first day back. Here are a few ways that can help create good feng shui in your office:

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1. Place your desk in the command position

The positioning of your desk in the office is one of the most fundamental elements of good feng shui. If you are able to rearrange where you place your desk, the most ideal spot is what’s called the ‘command position.’ That’s a position where you can see the door to your office, but not facing it directly. This way, you’d be fully aware of any good opportunities that pass through, and can protect yourself from any negative energy because you’re not in its path. Sitting with your back to the door would then not be good feng shui, as it creates a sense of uncertainty and restlessness towards any activity behind you, which affects your concentration on your work.

Facing a window would also not be ideal, as it might lead to you losing out on good opportunities flying “out the window.” Again, there’s a productivity issue here: We love a good view, but if it’s too good, it can get too distracting for work!

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