Those running an event are always juggling many different jobs at the same time. They deal with pressure from different clients either with budget restrictions or changes at the last minute. You could be travelling around the country to an event then get called back asap to handle something back at the office. When the event starts it may not be running to the schedule or there may be a few issues that have arisen. Whatever stresses you have during event planning, it is important that you deal with the stress in order to be good at your job within the industry and to look after your health.
Being an event planner is a stressful job. It comes under the category for the most stressful job as airline pilots, police, firefights and military.
It doesn’t matter how well you organise your event you are likely to come across glitches. The mistake will arise and when they do don’t worry instead look at it with a clear mind and think through the way to resolve it. Can the problem just be brushed off and put aside? If so then let it go and get on with the rest. Not sweating on the small stuff is how you can start to manage the stress. Most often even large mistakes can be fixable if you stay calm and level-headed.
Setting boundaries and stick to them
It is late and you are finally finished with the day of work. You are ready to relax and settle down when you get a notification on your phone. Whether you check the message or not will be determined on the boundaries that you have set for the clients.
Let the clients know at meetings when you are available to answer emails and calls etc and when you won’t be available.
Take quiet time
Event planners never stop running around. It is important for the stress levels that you practise quite a time to ensure your stress stays at a low, manageable level.
Try these few ideas for relaxing and taking some quiet time:
Yes, it is true that meditation does wonders for your stress levels. Meditation not only reduces stress and anxiety, but it also reduces the density of the brain tissue that is associated with anxiety. You need to be practising meditation and Zen type meditations over a three-month period before you see significant results. Consider a dip in relaxing bath salts which serves as another method meditation. This can make sure that you’re relaxed enough and rejuvenated to face the rest of the day without compromising much on your precious time.
Breathing exercises can be very calm on the body. They can be done on their own or with other relaxation techniques such as yoga and meditation. Breathing exercises slow the heart rate down and calm you. In case time permits, consider visiting a spa for some relaxation time and calm to make sure that you have enough revival time in order to relax your muscles and get back in the planning game feeling refreshed and much more at ease. If the spa option occupies too much of your time, you could always carry a magnesium oil spray with you. They come with various perks such as regulating your muscle and nerve function, controlling and stabilising your blood pressure levels and finally improve your muscle strength for better agility.
Watching a movie
Watch something mindless. Binge and snuggle up on the couch. Watching something funny can be beneficial as laughter is a good way to de-stress. Light some candles in the background and steer clear of complicated and suspenseful movies that can create stress.
We tend to spend way too much time on our phones and computers. These days everyone is glued to technology. Break this habit and get outside in the fresh air. Spending time outside is good for mental health and the sunshine can boost up your vitamin D levels.
Whether you go on a hike, take a swim take advantage of mother nature and get outside and fill your lungs with fresh air.