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39 Amazing Ideas That Will Make Your Home Cool And Fun

39 Amazing Ideas That Will Make Your Home Cool And Fun

Bored with the ordinary home decor and design? Here’re 39 amazing ideas that can make your home cool and fun!

1. Defendius Labyrinth Security Lock

Defendius-Labyrinth-Security-Lock

    2. Glass Door Made Of Swatches

    Door Of Swatches

      3. Ping Pong Door

      Ping Pong Door

        4. The Chandelier That Can Turn Your Home Into A Forest

        Forest Making Lamp

          5. Beer Bottle Chandelier

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            6. Understairs Storage

            Understairs Storage

              7. Drawers Under The Stairway

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              Stairway-Drawers

                8. Spiral Staircase Slide

                Indoor Slide

                  9. Hammock Over The Stairs

                  Hammock Over The Stairs

                    10. Indoor Slide

                    Indoor Slide

                      11. Spiral Wine Storage

                      Spiral Wine Storage Spiral Wine Storage

                        12. Herb Garden In The Kitchen

                        Herb Garden In The Kitchen

                          13. Swing Set Dining Table

                          Swing Set Table

                            14. Fusion Pooling And Dining Table

                            Fusion Dining And Pool Table

                              15. The Aquarium Sink

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                                16. Nose Gel Dispenser

                                Nose-Gel-Dispenser

                                  17. Cat Transit System

                                  Cat Transit

                                    Cat Transit

                                      18. Pitchfork and Shovel Coat Hanger

                                      Pitchfork-Coat-and-Shovel-Coat-Hanger

                                        19. Knife Coat Hooks

                                        Knife-Coat-Hooks

                                          20. Sewing Kit Wall Sticker

                                          Sewing-Kit-WallSticker

                                            21. The “Slide To Unlock” Doormat

                                            Slide-to-unlock-Doormat

                                              22. The Wood Mat

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                                              Woody-Wood

                                                23. The Aquarium Bed

                                                Aquarium Bed

                                                  24. Hammock Bed

                                                  Hammock Bed

                                                    25. Fusion Of Bed And Wardrobe

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                                                      26. Giant Bird Nest Bed

                                                      Giant Birdnest Bed

                                                        27. The Pumpkin-Ride Bed

                                                        Pumpkin Ride Bed

                                                          28. The Tree House Bedroom

                                                          Tree House Bedroom

                                                            29. The Pirate Ship Bedroom

                                                            Pirate Ship Bedroom

                                                              30. Skate-Park Room

                                                              Skate-park Room

                                                                31. Indoor-Outdoor Pool

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                                                                Pool

                                                                  32. Multi-Purpose Playhouse At The Backyard

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                                                                    33. Beach-Themed Firepit At The Backyard

                                                                    Beach-Themed Firepit At The Backyard

                                                                      34. Cinema At The Backyard

                                                                      Cinema At The Backyard

                                                                        35. Cool Bar Counter At The Backyard

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                                                                          36. Beach Sand Under The Work Desk

                                                                          Sand Under Working Desk

                                                                            37. Backyard Office

                                                                            Backyard Office

                                                                              38. Around-The-House Catwalk

                                                                              Around-the-house Catwalk

                                                                                39. The Wall That Plays Music In The Rain

                                                                                Music Wall

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                                                                                  Last Updated on March 13, 2019

                                                                                  How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                                                                  How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                                                                  Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                                                                                  You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                                                                                  Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                                                                                  1. Work on the small tasks.

                                                                                  When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                                                                                  Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                                                                                  2. Take a break from your work desk.

                                                                                  Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                                                                                  Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                                                                                  3. Upgrade yourself

                                                                                  Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                                                                                  The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                                                                                  4. Talk to a friend.

                                                                                  Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                                                                                  Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                                                                                  5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                                                                                  If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                                                                                  Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                                                                                  Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                                                                                  6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                                                                                  If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                                                                                  Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                                                                                  Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                                                                                  7. Read a book (or blog).

                                                                                  The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                                                                                  Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                                                                                  Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                                                                                  8. Have a quick nap.

                                                                                  If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                                                                                  9. Remember why you are doing this.

                                                                                  Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                                                                                  What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                                                                                  10. Find some competition.

                                                                                  Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                                                                                  Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                                                                                  11. Go exercise.

                                                                                  Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                                                                                  Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                                                                                  As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                                                                                  Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                                                                                  12. Take a good break.

                                                                                  Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                                                                                  Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                                                                                  Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                                                                                  Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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