05 Dec ‘Tis the Season to Conquer Holiday Stress
‘Tis the season to be jolly, but it is also a time of year that can be highly stressful as well. On the homefront you have decorating, buying gifts, planning a menu, and all sorts of preparations in order. On the work front, you have decorating, buying gifts, event planning, and more event planning. All of this on one pair of shoulders can be a bit much for anyone and can result in an epic holiday meltdown. Today’s article is aimed to provide you with some guidance in conquering the holiday stress that can make you a total mess!
As an Event Planner, life is already a roller coaster ride and we are somewhat adept to stress, however, the holiday season doles out more stress than usual. The holiday season is one of the busiest seasons of the year for Event Planners. There are factors such as inclement weather and an elevated possibility of staff being sick that can exasperate stress to new, unwanted levels.
Automate, Automate, Automate
So what can you do? Utilize all of those automation apps that you’ve downloaded to the max! The less work you have on your plate, the less stress. You can automate everything from social media posts and e-blasts to registration and check-in.
I’ve included this very tip in a number of articles, because this is soooooo important. Letting go of the event planning reigns can help mitigate some of the overwhelming stress that can befall you when you want to take on the whole project yourself. This is the reason you have such an awesome event staff. Allow others to help. This will not only free up time in your schedule, but will turn down the stress dial a notch or two.
Cross-Train Your Event Staff
A well prepared event staff is a cross-trained event staff. Cross-training your staff helps tremendously in the instance where an event staff member has called in sick or will be delayed. Also, having an interactive calendar detailing your staff’s days off will give you a clear picture of the work ahead. The more you are prepared, the less stress you will have in the end.
How do you deter or conquer holiday stress as an Event Planner? Please leave a comment below and let me know how you find your zen place.
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As always, WE would like to wish you the best in all that you do! This is Allyson Wynn signing off and may all your events be a “Wynning Experience”!