9 WAYS TO AVOID BURNOUT IN EVENT INDUSTRY
9 WAYS TO AVOID BURNOUT IN EVENT INDUSTRY
The new normal has brought about its own set of challenges, the New-Normal environment has taken a toll on the physical and mental health of all the individuals in our society.
No matter how much progress we make, there are times when unexpected triggers get us like a gun punch.
At all those times we need to remember to not be hard on ourselves and take things easy, one at a time.
This can only be done when the mind is calm and at peace.
Bylde has come up with some insightful remedies on
‘How To Avoid Burnout From Events’.Image Courtesy: Pexels
1. Recognize The Signs:
To combat burnout from events you need to analyse yourself. You first need to assess your physical and mental states.
When you realize your true potential and limitation you will know where to stop and what things you can do more efficiently
Physical signs include headache, fever, food consumption etc. Mental state refers to your emotional signs like anxiety, depression, insomnia so on and so forth.
2. Make Some Time For Yourself:
Take one day at a time, set your priorities straight, and arrange events accordingly.
As event planning in this new normal is taking a toll on your mental health make sure you take a break to spend time with yourself or meet up with your friends and family.Image Courtesy: Pexels
3. Learn To Set Boundaries:
Event planners and organizers have to wear many hats of responsibilities and as the days get close to the event date you might end up working overtime and receive late night calls.
Make sure you maintain a work-life balance to combat your issues. Plan your day and make it clear that you are not 24 hours available to everyone the call and meeting.
Burnout is likely to strike on those people who struggle to maintain with work-life balance.Image Courtesy: Pexels
4. Don't Hesitate to Delegate:
Event planners have a lot of responsibilities to deal with and moreover, they have to make sure the tasks has been delivered effectively and efficiently.
While it is tempting to do all the things by yourself, to ensure everything is done correctly. A successful event is pulled out by teamwork.
So delegate the task to your teammates or colleague and rely on them to keep things running smoothly.
5. Learn When to Say 'Yes', and When to Say 'NO':
delegating will only get you so far and ease the burden on you.
You don't want to pass too many tasks off to your team, only to burn them out, as well.
Make sure to set reasonable expectations with clients in the early stages of event planning and don't hesitate to say "no" to requests that are beyond your capabilities.Image Courtesy: Pexels
6. Don't Forget to Celebrate Your Success:
Things move quickly in the event industry. The event that took months in the making can be over in the blink of an eye.
But before you move on to planning the next event, take a minute to celebrate all that you and your team have achieved. Acknowledge the hard work you all had put in, revel in the positive feedback from attendees and maybe even get a drink -- you deserve it!
You can even host a party at home or a certain venue to celebrate your success. You can check out how to host a safe get-together during the covid pandemic.
7. Use event management tools to streamline processes:
As we are in the digital age today, web-based event planning software can help to create a workflow that reduces stress and anxiety on those who are working in the process.
This adaptation to a new working environment can boost the quality of your service and enhance efficiency in the market.
Make sure to automate the repetitive tasks in your system so you can now focus on other major things that are necessary and imperative.
8. Take a buffer Time between responsibilities:
Overlapping meetings and tasks briefing will only keep you and your teammates exhausted, make sure yo keep at least 5 mins of buffer time before jumping into next task.
Take a short walk, look outside, have a healthy snack, or take a few minutes for some deep breaths to reduce the rushed feeling
Without time to clear your mind between tasks, stress rises and productivity decreases. And that can only lead to more problems.
9. Enhance Quality Communication and Team Bonding:
Effective Communication plays an integral part in thriving success.
In between breaks engage in a good conversation with your team and colleagues, as we all know you can only deliver quality work when you have strong and quality team members that add value.
To conclude, mental health has been considered as a serious issue, and due to rising covid cases and the repeated lockdown has led many people hopeless and disturbed.
The pandemic has left us with many restrictions, and hence to adapt with the situation many event planners would find it cumbersome and that's probably one of the biggest reason to get burnout soon.
Do leave your valuable feedback in the comment section or message us at bylde.com, if you have tried out these steps before and what you would like us more to add on to this list. Looking forward to seeing you share your event planning stories with us.