“HEADSPACE/HOMESPACE is all about mind/lifestyle integration and I believe they work hand-in-hand to enable you to get the most out of your life.” – JAMES HOUSTON
If you think of your HEADSPACE as a room, as the interior of your mind, my question is: what does that space look like? Is it open, clean, uncluttered and well lit? Is it a space that inspires you? Is it modern and graphic? Or is it traditional and cozy with many details and personal objects? Maybe it’s a spectacular glass oasis sitting high up above a city.
Whatever your HEADSPACE looks like, it is often a direct reflection of how your life is working, and how you feel in your HOMESPACE.
Over the years I have done a lot of work on my HEADSPACE with the help of courses, books, mentors and a daily routine that allows me to connect back with the way I want my life to look and feel. This allows me to be the most productive, positive and creative person that I can be. I know what has really worked for me and I look forward to sharing these techniques and processes with you in my blog.
Now believe me, its not always easy and sometimes my HEADSPACE becomes cluttered or dark and is in need of a makeover – that’s life. There are the ups, the downs and the moments when I lose my connection to how I want that space to look and this directly affects my life and the people around me. However, when I do the work and exercises to connect back to a positive HEADSPACE my whole world shifts. I am able to get the most out of my day and ultimately my whole life.
It has also taken many years to develop my design aesthetic and work out the environment I need to have around me in order to be really inspired and motivated. Being a photographer for over twenty years now I have been lucky enough to do a lot of traveling and I have been influenced by places like Greece, Asia and, of course, Australia. I believe that your HOMESPACE should be a direct reflection of all the things in your life that you love. For me, its being surrounded by memories – photos, pieces of furniture, art and objects that I have collected, whether on my travels or from my local store.
What I love about architecture and design is the idea of creating a ‘360 degree, five senses’ experience where the visual details, textures and my senses really connect me to a moment, to a space and to a person.
It’s also important to remember there are eight sections of your life wheel and it’s all about balance:It’s tough to think of your HEADSPACE working well without your HOMESPACE in balance, and vice versa. For example, if someone came along and gave you a ten million dollar home but you were not happy in your HEADSPACE then that amazing house will not give you the joy you are really searching for. ‘Stuff’ alone doesn’t make us happy. Similarly, if you were in a good HEADSPACE but lived in a dark, cluttered apartment with blank walls, you wouldn’t wake up every morning, look around and feel inspired to take on the day.
HEADSPACE/HOMESPACE is all about mind/lifestyle integration and I believe they work hand-in-hand to enable you to get the most out of your life.