A Typical day of a Full Time Interior Designer

4/26/2019

A Typical day of a full time interior designer


This year I added another hat being an entrepreneur, as a Full-time Interior Designer working as a soloprenueur. I find myself having a routine to keep myself ahead of time despite the efforts of making a routine it keeps evolving and changing, As new projects come and the old one has been turned over the design requirements has to change from time to time with all the errands coming and unseen events, I make sure that I have a routine that I could do despite balancing my work and life are way different from the way I have planned. Do you experience the same thing that I have?


A Typical day of a full time interior designer


08:00 - 08:45am This is the time I have been on and off trying to wake up and successfully I did manage on this time since my meetings are around 10:00 am every Tuesdays and Thursday. I do my morning routine from waking up to getting ready to leave home. My morning starts stretching my body, brush my teeth and go to my home office to double check and prepare my things before I leave at the same time drinking my hot cup of water before I go to shower. Once I'm done with my personal hygiene stuff I hit off the dining table and have my breakfast together with my mom and discuss our plans for the day and something in between.

09:00 - 10:00am Transportation Period, I'll be going to my first meeting and since I'll be on the road I check my phone this time and read my e-mails and talk to the people whom I have, most of the time I call William, my trusted general contractor asking him on the updates of our projects and those people who will be involved including clients and if there is still a few more minutes to snooze, I grab.

10:00 - 11:45am Either I meet with a client or site visit, I make sure that I have attended their needs to address whatever situation has arisen from the project this makes me feel better to solve it right ahead during my presence on site. It really stresses me out if I can't find a good solution to what is handed. Time is Gold (and Money), No one wants to pay for an extra cost and blame games in the future right?

11:45am-01:00pm Heading to my next appointment as grab a quick lunch in one of the restaurants or fast food chains just to make sure I get my next meeting on time and stomach is full.

Material Selection for a design project

01:00 - 06:00pm In between meetings with both suppliers and clients who are around the same location this saves me time to meet them at a certain time that fits us both well, sourcing and meetings are sure to happen this time .I'm taking a break at a nearby cafe and returning all the calls this time since I don't answer calls during a meeting so I don't get lost on the topic of discussion from one client to the other. This is my productive time in the afternoon.

6:00pm onwards. Chances are I travel back home and since I'm catching up with my night exercise at the oval near my place. I take my time to sleep and since I have eaten a late snack, I don't eat dinner at all. I exercise to keep my self healthy and fit, I have been sickly due to stress and coping up with stress to end my night with an exercise which helps me go to sleep and be ready for the next day.


Most of the time I'll be at my home office to do work stuff and replying to overseas client. This is also the things I check and work on the drawings since everyone in the house is in each room so less noise. I feel at peace whenever I am able to complete my task for the day and so I would know what is ahead of me and having a dedicated space helps me relax knowing that I have to keep going on what I am doing regardless of any situation may have come. What is your day as a soloprenuer? 

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