Surely we, at INV Labs, aren’t the only ones that seek to make our homes comfortable and suitable reflections of how we live or prefer to. I personally replaced my bed’s headboard with a chalk and dry erase board. Call me crazy, but what I know is that it creates efficiency for my way of life and promotes the release of ideas and meandering thoughts that come to me while I should be resting.
The minute I sat in bed reprioritizing the next few weeks on my wall I knew I’d hacked my way of doing things. However, this occurred shortly at the tail end of me completely hacking my home for innovation.
Applying what I know to be best practices for innovation hubs, co-working spaces, and more around the world, I invested in transforming various elements in every room to promote creativity, serendipity, and drive. Here are a few things that can help you make your home a space that encourages innovative thinking because you may not always live where you’d like, but you can definitely recreate an environment to that which is more preferred.
Certainly I haven’t captured everything in this one post, but these eight will definitely get the ball rolling in revamping your home for innovation. Nonetheless, we’re all unique so you may already know triggers that encourage your creative thinking and productivity.
When stressed, I use essential oils to soothe me for better focus. For that reason, it came natural to suggest the use of essential oils for a co-working space and innovation hub I’d been consulting since before the purchase of the property. The new space included rooms called Invigorate, Refresh, Rejuvenate, Co-Create, etc. Thus, for each room I suggested a different essential oil that tapped into that purpose, i.e. an energizing citrus essential oil for the Invigorate room. Had this not been something I myself do, I may not had suggested it to their delight. The components and quirks that make you, you, can become resources for others.
However you choose to make your living space drive creativity, remember that your environment and thinking are major keys to obtaining the outcomes you want in life. Make your space you, but giving it an added edge to help maximize your own abilities can make a world of difference. Good luck!