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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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5. Add a fish tank or air-purifying plants to your desk

A pretty plant can brighten up any room! Having plants around you can lift up your spirits when you’re stressed and relieve any tension in the workplace. In feng shui, plants that help clean the air and remove harmful gases are the best to also clean the energy in the room. Some favourites are the Areca palm, bamboo palm, rubber plant, and of course, the money plant. Want something a little more unique? Get a fish tank! One of the most widely known symbols of wealth, fish are believed to be even more auspicious in an aquarium. Pretty much everything in an aquarium – from the flow of water to the bright colours of the fish and water plants – welcome positive energy as well as bring harmony to all the energy.

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