Stress: Cause why interior designers leave the profession
Everybody has heard of a fellow person who left interior design because it was burnt. The one thing they loved most was the one thing they hated most suddenly.
Perhaps as interior designers, one of the most difficult things in our career is there is always some responsibility on us to build anything that is different from anything else we achieved before, either by our interior design firms or ourselves. There is an overwhelming pressure to be amazing any time we begin a project.
But even when we love it and want adrenaline rush— we have unexpected effects on our general health, especially on our mental health, day by day.
We all have demanding customers who want our help. We still think we are miracle workers, as much as we try to give them practical timelines.
This is particularly true during this time of year. As the holidays approach, home designers face more distracting and consuming. A bad customer situation will lead to more and you’re at risk before you know it.
Even after leaving the profession, designers who are continuously in that condition are not likely to recover their wellbeing. You are more likely to be depressed and drug or alcohol used to combat this feeling of impotence.
The media focused more on the problem of mental health and its impact on us all. The subject that was not even discussed 20 years ago is now in the minds of everyone. That is why it must be a priority for our profession.
For some time, many of us who practice interior design and architecture realize that this is a family enterprise. We stress either the amount of work we have or the lack of work to keep our company running.
Like other practitioners, we often only take pressure as part of the territory. We all want to reduce the stress, especially in our personal lives when we start to see it, but are we actively doing or are we simply paying lip service?
The notion of balancing work-life is great, but it is not practical for most of us. Our artistic lives are not isolated from others. So how can we reduce stress if our imagination can’t be “removed?”
One way is to do something innovative, but not connected with a business, a customer or even interior design. Several artists have sought to convey creativity through painting, music or cooking to reduce the stress that they experience from work. Planning time out during a project is another way to “see” a solution or to determine better without tension.
We understand that exercise and relaxation are also effective ways to ease our day’s stress. It is typically the hardest part of this scenario to integrate this into our daily routine, but it is the first step in resolving this feeling of being exhausted and brutalized that takes priority in little ways.
Early sensitivity and mitigation have been the key to effectively addressing the problem of work stress, since stress in the workplace and mental health are at the forefront. This is why we can not fail to remind our students and young designers about the challenges of our profession in the early stages.
For those who are not prepared mentally, this can be a tough job. Before becoming a concern, we must teach junior design workers how to overcome work-related stress. We have to ensure that we have a community that fosters well-being and safe mental health, regardless of the size of our workforce.
If the number of people leaving the profession every year due to health problems caused by stress is severely reduced, we need to be constructive in motivating our colleagues to seek help and support their efforts towards a healthier routine.
The design company is strong and not exhausted and even computers wear out if pushed too hard. We’re not robots, and those of us who design know it is a career for men, a human profession, no matter what anyone says.
Let us take care of the most valuable part: the marvelously imaginative human designer— you. This is the end of a year without stress!