We’re all trying to do our best for our families and our businesses. When it comes down to it, we just want to be successful. Should it really be so hard? Maintaining a solid work/life balance is a challenge, even without the extra stressors of being in the event industry. In an industry where time management is the most important skill you could have, how do you maximize the hours in a day?
Part of the balance is, unsurprisingly, enjoying your life. The event industry is hectic and can be stressful, but event professionals love the excitement, the teamwork, and the joy of bringing it all together. There’s no better job than one you can get enthusiastic about! The first tip of the day-do what you love.
Members of the event industry have a keen eye for those around them; taking into account the clients’ wants and needs, as well as the businesses you’ll need for the event. It’s a lot to pay attention to, and in the chaos many of us can forget to pay attention to ourselves. Our next tip is to listen to yourself and your body. Keep a mental lookout for signs of stress: headache, twitching, even unsettled moods or feelings, and take action. Don’t wait it until it’s too late and let the balance you’re working so hard for slip.
Our last tip is a simple one: don’t do everything by yourself! The event industry is one based on teamwork and cooperation. Taking on everything alone might feel like the only way to get everything done right, but it is better in the long run to share the load with your coworkers and/or partners. Use the resources you have: each other!
Maintaining a work/life balance has never been easy. In the event industry, it can feel downright impossible, sometimes. But don’t give up! Pay attention to yourself and your workload, and don’t be a closed book. We’re here for each other.
We get it! Here at Innovative Entertainment, we are more than just #eventprofs. Our staff is the biggest reason why we are who we are. Work/Life balance is essential for all of us. We certainly haven’t perfected it. Share your favorite tips with us, here on our blog!