It’s that time of year again.
Event Managers are busier than ever, and looking after your health and well-being is important to keep you at your best and avoid burning out.
Here are our top tips for looking after your health and wellbeing during this busy time.
Catch some Zs
We’ve heard it time and time again. Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your general health and well-being. It can be tempting when your work schedule is hectic in the lead-up to your event to pull long nights, soaking up artificial light from computer screens and mobile phones working late into the night, but this will wreak havoc on your sleeping patterns.
Good sleep hygiene will signal your body that it’s time to get some Zs. Try to maintain a regular bedtime routine, including a cup of chamomile tea, switching off your devices at least an hour before heading to bed and winding down with a book to send you off. Apps like Headspace offer meditations specifically designed to help you switch off.
Staying hydrated is proven to help maintain energy levels and concentration. 50% – 80% of our bodies is made up of water and all of our bodily functions depend on us drinking enough of it. Check out this infographic from Health Direct.
To help you stay hydrated during your event, consider carrying a drink bottle with you at all times and use one of the hydration reminder apps recommended by Healthline to help you stay on track.
Take a breather. Your event day is inevitably going to be full-on, and you need to make sure you give yourself time during the day to step away and re-energise.
Being outside is proven to improve memory, fight depression and lower blood pressure. Look around your event venue for parks or green areas where you can escape, take stock of the day and amp yourself up!
Light a candle, have a bath, relax
Or, in other words, take some “me” time. As an Event Manager, you are constantly accommodating others around you – your guests, your stakeholders, and your clients. Don’t forget to do something for yourself. The night before your event is a great time to decompress and refocus.
According to psychotherapist Chryssa Chalkia, “The smell of the scented candle stimulates the part of your brain which is connected to memory and mood. From boosting energy through to relieving stress or even enhancing mental clarity, the healing properties coming from a lighted scented candle can deliver psychological effects.”
Plan for the comedown
When it’s all over, take some well-deserved time off.
Fiji anyone? ☀️
Good luck with the month ahead, everyone, you’ve got this 👊