Work Life Balance
The adage ‘take care of others by taking care of yourself’ is true even while providing exceptional customer service in the bustling event industry. Insane hours, tight deadlines, last minute changes, and the perpetual pressure of events can be draining. Include the rising expectation of being reachable at any hour, and a healthy work/life balance is imperative to thrive and not just survive a career with events.
Avoid industry burn out with the help of a few tips found online from the American Psychological Association and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America:
- Fuel your fire! Research continues to insist that healthy eating, exercise, and ample sleep are essential to staying on top of your game.
- Take Time Out! Meditate, take a walk, get a massage, pray, volunteer with your community, etc. Not avoiding the stress, but stepping away for a few intentional moments, is sure to reboot the brain and allow for new perspective upon return.
- Turn Up the Tunes! Work out the rage with a heavy dose of head-banging or calm the nerves with some classical. Music sooths the savage stress.
- Laughter is the Best Medicine! Of course, our favorite tip here at Fun Productions ☺ Find something to smile about and get those endorphins flowing!
As counterintuitive as it may feel with looming deadlines and event emergencies, making yourself and your health a priority will actually help you better serve clients for the long run. Seize the day, and spend a moment breaking away from the stress today!
American Psychological Association. Five Tips to Help Manage Stress. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/manage-stress.aspx
Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Tips to Manage Anxiety and Stress. Retrieved from https://www.adaa.org/tips-manage-anxiety-and-stress