Your levels of inspiration and motivation directly affect your productivity. Whether you realize it or not, you rely on both to complete your tasks on time and reach your goals. Motivation will get you out of bed in the morning and inspiration will carry you through the day.
When you’re self-employed, you have to generate your own motivation and inspiration because if you don’t complete your work, you don’t get paid.
There are many ways to generate inspiration and motivation, and some ways are better than others. While you can certainly meditate and find ways to get jazzed about meeting your goals, you can also gain the inspiration that fuels productivity by remodeling your home.
Remodeling your home can generate massive amounts of inspiration
Have you ever walked into somebody else’s home and felt instantly inspired? Sometimes it’s the layout, the natural sunlight coming in from large windows, or it could be the decor. Whatever you find personally inspiring about other people’s homes is exactly what you need in your home.
If you’re not up for a large overhaul, there are countless simple remodels that will generate massive amounts of inspiration. For example, you can add a fireplace to your home office or put an outdoor fire pit on your patio where you work on your laptop. Both of these remodels are relatively small, yet will create a sense of comfort, warmth, and connection to your projects.
It doesn’t take much to derive inspiration from your surroundings. However, you may want to change your surroundings incrementally. Create a plan to make small changes over time so you’ll always be surrounded by something that looks fresh and new. You could even rotate a large wall hanging on a monthly basis. Anything small will make a difference.
Rewarding yourself is one of the best ways to stay motivated, so make a small remodel part of your reward system.
Are you bored with your work space?
Remodeling your home to gain the elements you find inspiring will pull you out of the trenches of boredom and repetition. You may not even realize you’re bored with your space until you look at all the possibilities of what it could be.
To figure out if you really are bored with your current space, start looking at homes online to see if anything looks inspiring. If you look long enough you’ll probably be drawn to certain light fixtures, bathroom designs, specific shower heads, and even staged furniture. If you’re inspired by anything you see when you look at homes online, it’s time for change.
A clean, aesthetically pleasing environment supports inspiration
It’s almost impossible to clutter up your space after a remodel. If you choose to remodel your home or even just your office (and keep it clean) you’ll be creating an environment conducive to sudden bursts of inspiration.
Inspiration often comes in the form of sudden clarity and awareness to new possibilities. This type of inspiration is only possible when your subconscious mind isn’t cluttered with, well, clutter.
Remodeling your bathroom can go a long way to inspire you
Can you imagine being inspired by your bathroom? It sounds strange, but the power of having a beautiful bathroom is often overlooked. You spend a large amount of time in the bathroom throughout the day and if your bathroom is uninspiring, it’s affecting you.
Broken tiles, peeling grout, ugly tile, and small shower stalls can be a huge inspiration killer. Each time you walk into a bathroom like this, you’re exposing yourself to uninspiring surroundings, which your subconscious takes in and stores. The longer you use an uninspiring bathroom, the longer you’ll repeatedly dull your sense of inspiration.
A fresh, new look for your bathroom will increase your level of inspiration throughout the day. For instance, can you see yourself feeling inspired after showering in a luxurious custom designed shower with multiple shower heads? What about brushing your teeth in front of a large mirror hanging in an ornate hand-carved frame?
Inspiring surroundings can drastically increase your productivity
If there’s room to increase your productivity, adding a little more inspiration to your life will help. Start with your surroundings. Change your home decor, get some new furnishings, and change things up. Make your home office space feel more professional and upscale. You’ll find that simple changes can elicit significant bursts of inspiration when you need it most.