Improving Your Overall Wellbeing Amidst Your Hectic Events Lifestyle
Keeping up with other people’s events may be the cornerstone of your job, but it shouldn’t take over your whole life. Making an effort to pencil in time for yourself is one thing you can do to restore your overall wellbeing, especially at the beginning of the year. Wellness – while a buzzword in the conversation of self-care as explored by an Independent article – is actually something that shouldn’t be forsaken. It’s never a sign of weakness to take some time for yourself in whatever way helps you unwind. This encompasses a holistic view of one’s wellbeing; one covers physical and mental health.
Here are some tips on how to achieve a holistic sense of wellness amidst your busy events career:
Improving Physical Wellness
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 7–19% of American adults get insufficient sleep. If you lay awake worrying, write down everything that you have to do so you can sleep soundly knowing that it will eventually be taken care of. Exercise can even help tire you out and help you sleep better. A simple walk or run on the treadmill can be a healthy outlet for releasing anxieties and stress, while also boosting endorphins. There are many exercises online that can be done in a small amount of time with no to minimal equipment – perfect for those with a busy schedule. Remember to hydrate and eat well throughout the day by preparing healthy meal plans ahead of time to avoid resorting to grabbing fast food out of convenience.
Improving Occupational Wellness
It’s important to find purpose and have a personal interest in your line of events work, especially as a leader who is constantly looking to positively influence their colleagues. Maryville University in their guide to organizational leadership puts forward the value of collaboration, regardless of the industry, as a major determining factor to a company’s success. Events professionals should put a premium on strategically and thoughtfully leading their teams in accordance with their company’s goals and their personal values. This will keep them reminded of their purpose for choosing this line of work to begin with. A team that works well together will be more motivated, more productive, and much happier.
Improving Mental Wellness
As an events professional, you’re likely to be on your smartphone practically 24/7. Luckily, there are a number of apps that grounded and mindful especially now that we live in the digital age. Also, many phones now have the option to switch on a “Do Not Disturb” mode so that you can keep your notifications at bay outside office hours. Drawing the line between your work life and your personal life is not only recommended but necessary.
Networking and interacting with other people is the main feature of your role, therefore following these tips may even improve your social wellness. Making concerted efforts to be in the right headspace and building your overall wellbeing will even help you perform better despite your hectic lifestyle. For more information on how to improve your events career check out our 2020 Event Trends To Look Out For post
Article was specially written for nweventshow.com by Allana May