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Make work work for you

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Quick Confidence
With Liv Strawbridge
March 14, 2023
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Prompt #1

Make work work for you

When a was a junior designer I felt an expectancy to work long hours – I feared that if I didn’t, I wouldn’t appear dedicated. So for years I worked full weeks and often long days, and eventually ended up burning out and quitting being a designer for a couple of years.

After my recovery I came back and set new terms: I would work no more than 4 days a week, and aim to limit my deep design blocks to 6 hours a day. Now I’m a healthier, happier designer, and get just as much work done in 4 days than I did when I was doing 5+ days a week.

If you overwork, you’ll set yourself up for burnout. Make your work work for you and your wellbeing.

Prompt #2

Silence your self-criticism

‘If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint”, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced’.

– Vincent Van Gogh

Prompt #3

Streamline your Gmail workflow

Gmail templates is a feature I’ve recently started using – with just a few clicks you can quickly insert a pre-written message and customise it as needed before sending it off.

If you find yourself typing out the same email repeatedly or copying and pasting old emails, then I highly recommend giving this a go.

I have a templates set up for my logo and web design processes, they are such a great time/brain saver!

How to set up Gmail Templates

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