If you’re looking, you can find beauty almost everywhere. I like my surroundings to feel special, cozy and beautiful.
I imagine all creative entrepreneurs encounter creative-blocks from time to time. When this happens to me, I look for what we at Adoublem call Inspired WorkSpaces. I change my environment or make my current workspace more comfortable. It is as simple as using a favorite mug, or lighting a candle in the middle of the day. One time, I spent almost an hour in Staples searching for a new pen to buy. I ended up getting a few new ones, and loved all of them. They made me happy. It was enough to get me excited to work the next day. (Am I the only one? 🙂)
My husband and I travel a lot, most of the time to the Northeast/New England area. After months of spending significant time in hotel rooms working alone, I had an idea. I would start looking for cozy coffeehouses and libraries in the towns we visited. At first I felt I was wasting time finding these places and then traveling to them, but the opposite was true. These places were real gems! Without this new habit of leaving the hotel, I would have missed getting to know the unique places we visited (and still visit!) and the wonderful people we met along the way.
My environment is important to me. It always has been. It’s actually part of creating for me (you too?). Adding flowers to my table, or setting up a new desktop background for my computer. These things make a difference to me. Speaking with other women entrepreneurs, they matter to many of you too.
Of course, this takes time and effort. I am guilty of wanting to stay in pjs and work like that all day. I had to (and still have to sometimes) drag myself out of the house or hotel. I don’t want the life of working in pjs and eating ice cream (because when you are home in pjs and busy working, ice cream has a way of coming to the rescue, doesn’t it?), so I made the effort to get outside. :-)
Beauty is found in the most awe-inspiring things, like sunsets and nature. And it is also found in the simplest things, like a good conversation, a coffee shop on a rainy day, or typing outside with your feet in the grass. Whatever environment you create in, take some time to make it special for you.
To being inspired! 🥂