We’ve all been there.

Your design project has been going for weeks…or months…but your place looks like a tornado just touched down. Not only is it hard to imagine it ever getting done…you can barely recognize the place anymore.

So what do you do?


Well…no… even though that’s the approach I used to take until I learned about meditation.  In order to help you not lose your mind or your voice, here are some simple steps you can use to organize your thoughts and make decisions without freaking out.

First Step: Practice Focus

Don’t let the obstacles around you distract your thoughts.  First, think of the bigger picture in order to put the small puzzle pieces together. Then, focus on one element at a time and work your way from there.

However, staying consistent throughout this process is key.  Don’t let what others say make you stray from your new wider-lens focus.

Second Step: Practice Quiet

Despite what I said in the first step about focusing, you’re still going to encounter those “wtf am I doing?!” moments.

When that happens, you need to make time to clear your mind. Sit back and stop thinking about anything. Downtime may feel like a waste of time, but it’s often the most important time of all. If you is clear your mind, it will be much more likely that you’ll get the results you want.

Third Step: Practice Wholeness

Once you’ve conquered the art of focusing and resorting to quiet time, then and only then can you achieve wholeness.  This is when you can finally begin to see all the small puzzle pieces as what they are—building blocks to your new home interior. High end interior design is all about details, and meditation helps you find the quiet space to bring an avalanche of details into harmonious whole.

What do you do to deal with stress?