Conference and Meeting planners are frequently telling us about all of the things they have to juggle- getting more done with less is the name of the game. It is a tough job, but it is the rush of an event process that makes the job so rewarding. We hear things like “I can’t wait for this to be over”, “I’m just stressing out about logistics” and “There are so many moving pieces to keep track of”. Below are a few suggestions to help you relax and get your mind away from the upcoming event.
When planning you stimulate your mind. Well, what better way to get your mind off something then to use your body. You can hike, dance, weightlift or play any sport you enjoy. Being active physically is tiring in a different way than planning. We know some of our customers love getting out to hike at least once a week. We also suggest throwing in a stretch or short walk to your event schedule if you have a full day event.
Movies, podcasts and books are a great way to get your mind off of your event. Being engaged with stories can transport you to new places and times. There are many great movies based on event planners as well, such as The Wedding Planner, that you may enjoy or want to avoid. Podcasts such as A Note To Self can educate you about cultural shifts that could be affecting your events. Books, of course, can be in the self-help category to help you grow or a good fiction book can take your mind on an adventure.
Meeting planners have to interact with people and create experiences. You might learn something by attending events with friends that can help you with your own. Spend time with family, friends and loved ones to talk about your event, or not. Venting about your stresses feels good sometimes when you are annoyed, go grab a nice meal and a glass of wine.