Underestimation leads to all sorts of problems: project delays, stress, unhappy clients, loss of trust. Yet, we all do it. Too often
Are you a ‘yes’ person? Always doing things for others? Drowning in your own work?Overwhelmed and stressed? Find out how to stop saying ‘Yes’
Multitasking doesn’t work. Read on to find what multitasking really is. Why it doesn’t work. And how to stop it once and for all
If everything is a crisis, then we’re firefighting. Find out what the underlying causes, And, more importantly, what to do about them
How to handle difficult clients. A challenge faced by all interior designers. Read on to see how to turn difficult clients into happy ones
What are your time traits that are eating up your time, killing your creativity, destroying your productivity? Identify them. Fix them
By the time you’ve explained it you might as well have done it yourself. If you ask others you never quite get what you want. This belief means you end up doing everything yourself, regardless of its importance or how good you are it. Does this sound like you? Then you’ll know that your time management is out of control. And it’s time for a change
For interior designers life’s busy: work, business, friends, family, life admin, let alone time for ourselves. With so much to do life seems like an endless to-do list. Getting to the bottom of it everyday becomes a challenge in itself. We concentrate on ticking the boxes and stop investing. Stop investing in ourselves, our business, our work, our friends and family, our lives. We feel frazzled at best, often stressed. Burnout is a very real possibility
Get on With It!
We know it needs doing. Yet, we sit and stare at our screens, unable to get started. As the deadline looms, the pressure builds. Finally, when we realise we might not get it done in time, we suddenly get going. Panic and impatience being to kick in, we start to rush, feelings of stress are not far behind. By now we’re in a time management spiral.
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Despite popular belief, multitasking more often hinders us than helps us in our busy lives. Beyond mindless activities, simultaneously attempting two or more tasks, that need our attention, results in longer completion times and higher error rates. How often have you typed what you wanted to say, or said what you wanted to type when talking on the phone whilst penning an email?
As interior designers we want to help. We don’t like to say ‘no’
Sometimes we don’t seem to be able to say ‘No’. Putting other people’s priorities ahead of our own. We put all our efforts into doing things for others, drowning in the work we feel we’ve committed to. When it comes to our own tasks, we’ve run out of time, or worse, we’re frazzled and exhausted. Not being able to say ‘no’ destroys our time management, our productivity, our creativity