Academic performance is the key to good career prospects and ultimately to wealth creation. Can feng shui principles be applied in boosting academic success? The short answer is, yes. How? Read the top feng shui tips on how to boost academic performance.
1. Personalise your space.
Research suggests that students who personalise their dormitories are happier and perform much better who don’t. In one study, researchers could predict who would drop out from the university by the amount of effort students put into personalising their rooms. Students who took the time to make themselves at home and personalised their rooms were happier and preserved in their studies.
Top tip Display anything that will make your space your own. Put a corkboard and stick anything that has emotional or sentimental value.
2. Look after your sleep.
The latest research is very clear about the importance of sleep for learning, memory and general wellness. The more you learn the more you have to sleep. Don’t compromise on your sleep – especially, before the exams. Sleep in total darkness to optimise the release of the dopamine, the sleep hormone.
3. Prime yourself with images of success and what you want to achieve.
Priming is one of the main working principles behind feng shui. Surround yourself with images of success and academic performance. Anything that will remind you on a daily bases of your academic dreams and goals will help you be motivated to preserve.
4. Include nature in your environment.
Nature or biophilia effect has a restorative effect. Nature is fractal. Our bodies have fractal structures. We feel less stress in nature.
5. Reduce stress.
The biggest problem for learning and studying is stress. 80% of the problems with learning are due to stress. Some of the stress comes from environmental stressors. If you have a nice view outside, this might help you relax and relax your eyes. If you don’t find a large poster with open space in nature to do the same effect.
6. Position yourself well – sit in the power position.
When you sit near the door, you’ll be affected by people passing behind your and other distraction. Sit in the power position, which is the furthest from the door and ideally, not with the back to the door.
At home, have a good office chair if you’re going to spend a lot of time at the desk.
7. Good lighting.
Ideally, work with natural lighting whenever you can. The second best is warm LED lighting and then incandescent lighting. Avoid working under fluorescent lighting. If you have to, have regular brakes.
8. Have plenty of books around you.
Research suggests that people who have lots of books are happier. And the surprising thing is that they don’t have to even read them. Just the presence of books will make you happier. Of course, I do recommend reading books. If you want to read more and with a better understanding – learn speed reading. Read Top Study Skills, Tips and Techniques for Students to Pass Exams
9. Listen to my talk about how to use feng shui in university settings.
I’ve been interviewed by a Dutch architect René P.M. Stevens MSc Arch/MBA who’s the Founder & CEO of ATELIER V real estate B.V. which helps organisations to manifest their vision, ambition and inspire employees by the working and learning environment with an integrated approach to align real estate/facility management, ICT and Human Resources with the corporate strategy. We talked about feng shui and how it helps with academic performance and what can universities do to help students.
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