If I had a dollar for every time I heard “how nice to be a florist and be able to play with flowers all day” I would be a very rich man today.
Florists are some of the hardest working people I know. They have deadlines, deliveries and are always having to work against the clock.
A florist is always pushing the boundaries as well as having to managing staff, customers, product and above all creativity.
It always amazes me to see what a florist shop looks like just after a florist has returned from market. Come back in an hour and WOW, you cannot believe your eye how stunning the environment looks like. That’s the skill of a professional florist.
They work with perishable items created by nature and not produced on a production line. So many parts of their professional life are dictated by seasons, product and events. The moving parts are so many.
A creative florist always wants to and has to stay in front of the creative curve. They want to keep improving their processes and productivity.
But how do you make time to work on yourself. We hear it so often and it can be frustrating. “Work on your business and not in it”.
You may just have to draw a line in the sand and say “I MUST make time to think and take a break”. We are not just talking about taking a physical break for a cup of coffee. We mean take time to spend on you and your business.
Make time to work on you!
You must pencil in time to have a break and recharge. If you aren’t able to do this, ask yourself why? Time off can be a bush walk, a visit to your favourite shopping precinct or just some down time just for you.
Make time to work on your creativity.
Like a writer you can get writers block or creative stagnation. You work hard all the time but just keep doing the same thing. Time off helps clear the head.
Make time to improve your processes and productivity.
By making your “zone out” time part of your daily, weekly or even monthly routine you will benefit in the long run.
Down time is not a waste of time. You will notice immediate improvements in your productivity and creativity.
Work smart and avoid burnout.