A chaotic聽office聽is a catalyst for聽extra stress in the聽work day. Which, TBH, is the聽last thing any successful聽boss lady needs.聽Mina Fies, designer and creator of The Renovation Roadmap, couldn鈥檛 agree more. In fact, her whole career is based on bringing better vibes to your surroundings. Through聽Feng Shui, she shows how聽banishing clutter and restructuring your space can stimulate energies to make you more effective. Scroll on for her easy-to-follow tips and you鈥檒l be thanking聽us come promotion season!

1. Position yourself to聽win at work.聽With a lot of things that are out of your control at the office, it鈥檚 easy for your days to start to feel unmanageable. But rearranging your setup could help shift the balance. Begin聽by聽positioning your chair facing outward toward the door, with a solid wall behind you. 鈥淭his switch will ultimately help you feel more secure and in control of your space,鈥 Fies says.聽Talk about a total聽power move.

2. Choose your palette based on your job description.聽You鈥檝e probably heard that different hues聽can trigger different聽moods. Well, it鈥檚 definitely true for your office. That鈥檚 why Fies suggests to pick a聽color palette聽that matches the needs of your profession. For roles involving聽quick decision-making (looking at you, marketing and PR pros), red is your shade. Alternatively, blue is calming, making it perfect for high-stress professions like healthcare and law. And for an energizing boost, Fies recommends yellow, which is ideal for nurturing environments such as schools or day cares. Try playing around with a few to find what works best for you.

3. Align your accessories with聽your goals.聽According to Fies, accents can affect energy too. For example, a chic succulent promotes the idea of growth, while a fragrant candle awakens聽the senses. Likewise, a desk light stimulates聽focus, while a bubbling fountain creates a peaceful sensation. Reevaluate your accessories to see how small investments can take you from stressed-out to聽emotionally grounded.

4. Relocate based on your priorities.聽Feeling distracted while working in that聽trendy coffee shop? Studies show聽that the space you鈥檙e in directly correlates聽to your thought patterns. So you might want to change locations based on your work priorities. For creative brainstorming聽sessions, Fies suggests聽areas with tall ceilings and open spaces. For more analytical tasks (think: spreadsheets and number crunching), a controlled environment without any noise is key. To attain this, she recommends聽the site聽Noisli聽for soothing sounds that help聽create a Zen feel and block out annoyances. In any case, mixing it up with a聽new locale will put things聽in聽a fresh聽perspective that can only work聽in your favor.

5. Keep things clutter-free. Ultimately, all of the above tips 鈥渨on鈥檛 mean much if your workspace is in disarray,鈥 says Fies. Therefore, tackle small tasks every day to keep your place tidy. Discarding any broken or no-longer-needed items from drawers, for instance, will help keep clutter from spiraling out of control. By getting聽in the habit of clearing your desk daily before you head home, you鈥檒l ensure聽that your next day will kick off on the right note. And given your quickly accumulating to-do list,聽you can use that extra advantage.

How are you bringing better vibes聽to your office? Tweet us聽@BritandCo!

(Photos via The Renovation Roadmap)