11 Dec Find the Balance, Beat the Burnout
The life of an event planner is spontaneous and hectic, but we love every bit of it! However, this line of business has a very high burnout rate. This is because we tend to work long hours without food or sleep…sometimes for days on end. This isn’t the case for every event, but this lifestyle can take its toll if a balance is not found. Today’s article will lend you a few tips to find that balance and beat the burnout.
Take Time to Woosah
Yes, we are the Energizer Bunnies of the world, but we sorely need to take some time out to woosah and relax. You cannot relax with your iPhone or iPad sitting in your lap. Carve out time, just for you, to totally be alone. This means turning off your phone(s) and any other device that connects you to the outside world. This is also a good idea when you go on vacation because you should not be working while on vacation or it shall defeat the purpose, right? Just make sure that you communicate this with your client’s and enjoy the silence and the freedom!
Stick to Your Schedule
A lot of burnouts happen because we want to get the job done as soon as possible. Conducting business like this will have you working around the clock with little to no down time. Create and stick to a strict work schedule. Work extra hard if you must to get what needs to be done in the block of time you have set aside.
If you work outside your home, leave your work at work. You may find that there are other areas of your life that may need your attention. If you work out of your home, go to another room altogether and do not reenter your office until your work hours have begun again.
Your Family and Friends Need You Too!
I stated before that there may be other areas of your life that require you attention as well. This may include family and friends. If you can’t think of the last time you went out with your friends for dinner, the last time you had a picnic with your child(ren), or if your hubby is now the chef of the house, then you are a bonafide workaholic and you may be neglecting those you love the most. No work is ever worth the relationships you have with your family and friends.
Finding that balance and beating the burnout is not and does not have to be hard. You only have to be willing to truly stick to a work schedule that allows you to have a full life that includes everything you love…including Event Planning!
As always WE would like to wish you the best in all that you do! To learn more about The Wynning Experience check us out at thewynningexperience.com, facebook.com/thewynningexperience, Twitter & Instagram @TheWynningExp