Emotional Roller Coaster: Navigating the Highs and Lows of Architectural Design

As an architect, I have come to realize that designing can be a roller coaster of emotions. It starts with excitement when getting a commission, then frustration when trying to come up with unique designs, followed by excitement when a great idea is finally found, depression when the idea is rejected, frustration when returning to the drawing board, excitement and anxiety when presenting a revised design, and finally pride when the design is accepted. It is important for architects to be aware of these emotions and manage them in order to have a healthy work-life balance.