How To Design A Home Or Office For Success
What do you think of when you picture the home of a successful person?
Perhaps a grand, large and open-plan home in the hills, replete with a massive driveway populated with expensive vehicles? Perhaps.
This could potentially be one of the end benefits of success.
But what about the time before that? How do you, as a person, who is on your way to success, who do everything to improve, refine your intelligence, and be better, need?
How do you arrange your home or office?
You may think of the oddball genius sitting in his home with a telescope. Thousands of books piled on one another, blueprints pinned to the walls and soft classical music playing in the background.
But of course, this is hardly a modern image. Additionally, it’s not often that being disorganized can help you better yourself unless you have a personal method that works for your art.
You often fail to understand just how your home can benefit you, sharpen you, and allow you to get a proper shape to develop. But of course, you know that your home is more than just a place to eat, sleep and watch television.
How then, can someone with self-improvement ideas and the willingness to be great structure their home or office in the best manner possible?
I have some advice to this end below, and thankfully, you needn’t worry about having the largest or sophisticated arrangement to make this a reality.
Put simply, if you view the condition of your house as an externalization of your mind, you’ll be on the right track here. Additionally, taking care of your home also gives you room to listen to audiobooks and podcasts.
Hence, this needn’t be dead space but a place that you can also spend learning and achieving something worthwhile.
For example, check your desk.
- Do you assort your files alphabetically?
- Do you have quick access to your computer desktop?
- Is your stationery carefully aligned?
- Do you have a shredder close by to take care of personal information?
It’s this kind of setup that can help you work more efficiently, preventing the need to look under folders to find the thing you want, or to feel as if you can’t focus due to the amount of clutter around you.
When you extrapolate this idea into the size of your full house, you see how your laundry, your kitchen, your bathroom assortment all contributes to how you feel.
They can influence the breaking of the billiard balls of your morning and set up or utilizing your business mindset.
Our homes tell stories to us. For example, an unpaid pile of laundry can often shout ‘sort me out, loser.’ It sounds harsh, but this impression you get can damage your self-esteem when thinking ‘well, why haven’t I sorted the laundry?’
The same goes for unopened mail or unpaid bills, a stain on the carpet, or windows that need to be cleaned.
For the most part, an organized home is an organized mind.
If you have a regular place where you place your keys, your phone, your wallet, and mail, you are likely to stick to those norms.
This means that short term memories needn’t be difficult to keep on top of. They need not confuse you every time you try to source something. This can often seem like an overbearing responsibility, but it’s really rather simple when you think about it.
You can organize your home to the point that it organizes your mind. This is where excellent work takes place.
2. Relaxation & Meditation
You may often think of downtime as something that takes away your needs as someone who is a go-getter. It’s not hard to see why you form this impression.
After all, if you’re relaxing on a sofa, you’re not getting out and developing your ambitions.
But does that mean relaxation and meditation are purely hedonistic activities with no viable use whatsoever? Absolutely not.
In fact, they can come into play dramatically during your development. The industrial pumps that you install for your new pool to bathe in, the meditation room you set up or the part of the room you conduct yoga in can all help you think over your ideas for the day, release stress and come at problems from another mindset.
Think of your mind as a pool of water. Then think of the daily stress and activity as the troubling influence that causes those waters to ripple. Once you can, it’s easy to see how these depths can become muddied.
When you let that water settle through these actions, you can see more clearly. Ideas that may have been locked off to you comes naturally. Your best thinking is often not done with conscious thought but in subconscious comprehension.
This is why the phrase ‘let me sleep on it’ is so powerful. It works. When you achieve this, your home will be just one more conduit. A conduit to get the best out of your thinking mind.
When you’re running a business, you have to wear many hats. This can be the hat of responsibility or the hat of leadership. It could be the hat of compassion when helping an employee through a tough time.
All of this mental and physical demand can often take its toll. If you do not have something to release that stress while also engaging your mind in another way, it’s easy to blow your tops.
This is where a room to paint, to write, to dance, any creative ambition that you adore can be so useful. It will give you the tools to overcome yourself.
This is what a home should be for. Of course, gentle restoration and the ability to truly express who you are without all of those responsible hats on your head.
If you haven’t arranged your home or office in this way, perhaps this could be a fun new project to embark on.
With these pieces of advice, you are certain to enjoy a more conducive home setup in search of your best self.