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Being able to feel relaxed and happy is something that is a really essential part of a healthy lifestyle. So it is a must for when you’re at home too. And if you are someone like me who works from home, then having a space to help you to get in a creative mindset is also a must, because you need that space to be creative and get done all that you need to, in a productive and creative way. If you’re surrounded with things that inspire and that are conducive to work and being creative, then it really can help to get the creative juices flowing, and help you to do all that you need to.
But when it comes to you home, can your home help mindfulness? Are there things that you can be doing to your home that can make a difference to creativity?
Here are a few ideas of things that you can do, and a few of the things to think about, if you’re looking to make a space in your home more conducive to creativity.
Let nature in
Having natural light in your home is a must in general, but it is especially true when it comes to an office space where you need to be productive, switched on, and productive. Natural light and bringing in natural objects are a great way to connect us with the world around us and can help to stimulate our brain. Having a desk by a window is a good idea, as the light can be really natural and can help a lot. But think about other natural things for your office space too, like houseplants, succulents, and even something like a fruit bowl.
Personal and Inspirational Quotes and Objects
In order to make a creative work space, then you need some things that are going to create joy just by looking at them, which is why having some personal items in the room is a good idea, as well as inspirational things, like quotes or things that motivate you. Photos of your children by your desk, for example, can be a reminder of why you do what you do. Happy things that bring some positive memories to you when you simply look at them, is going to really inspire you, which is important for business and creativity.
Expand Your Image of a Traditional Work Space
Depending on the kind of work that you do, your office space doesn’t have to look like a traditional work space. Of course, there are things like comfort factors that come into it, and you might want a traditional desk chair, and so on. But you can re-think what kind of work space you have, as it doesn’t have to be a traditional layout unless you want it to. You could look for something like a hammock chair for something a little but quirky, or perhaps cushions on the floor might be a better fit for you rather than an office chair. A space to be creative in can be something that is personal, so think about what would help you and what will spark your creativity.
Fluid Display Space
If you want a space to be really creative and do all that you need to work-wise, then the more fluid the display space the better. So think about having something in the office space like a bulletin board or open shelving for items on display. Then you can change these things up, depending on what you are working on, so that you can get some little nuggets of inspiration or ideas as you go along.
I am someone that likes to be really organised and have everything in a certain place. But I know there are many creative people that prefer to have an ‘organised mess’ rather than things in order. But do you know what? It really doesn’t matter, and you can have things as you like them. I personally prefer to have some shelving and folders to keep things in order, especially business things; then they are easily accessible. As long as you have space to actually do the work, then it shouldn’t matter if there is a little mess or not.