Mental Health Focus: How to survive the busiest time of the year for corporate events & conferences
Updated: Oct 10
In the fast-paced world of event planning, keeping your cool and staying on top of things can be a daunting task. At DXM, we understand the whirlwind that comes with delivering events in various locations. We not only focus on the logistics of these events but also prioritise the well-being of our team members. Through years of experience, we've honed our approach to ensure that we not only survive but thrive during busy seasons. Here are our top tips for staying on track, energised, and connected while delivering exceptional events.
Tip #1 - Sleep
Are you kidding? No!
Let's address the elephant in the room – sleep. It might seem impossible to get enough shut-eye during event season, but it's crucial. Adequate and quality sleep in the days leading up to the event and while traveling can make a world of difference. Consider scheduling flights to help you adjust to the time zone you'll be working in. And when you're on the plane, resist the temptation of Wi-Fi unless absolutely necessary. During the event, steal moments for rest, even during lunch breaks – a power nap of just 20 minutes can work wonders. Establish a pre-sleep routine to signal to your body that it's time to wind down.
Tip #2 - Hydrate
Energy drink, juice, coffee?
In the world of energy drinks, juices, and oversized coffees, don't forget the magic elixir – water. While the occasional energy boost might be tempting, water should be your go-to beverage. Sure, indulge in a smoothie for a quick energy boost, but never neglect the importance of staying well-hydrated. Water keeps you alert and focused, helping you power through those long event days.
Tip #3 - Take five
Can I do this?
When you're caught up in the whirlwind, taking a break might seem counterintuitive, but it's essential for maintaining focus and productivity. Step outside, even if it's just for a few minutes. Let the sun touch your skin and take a few deep breaths. These simple actions can do wonders for your mental clarity and overall well-being. Remember, it's the little moments of self-care that keep you going.
Tip #4 - Connect with your team
Teamwork is the dream work.
Events are all about teamwork. It's not just about managing logistics but also about fostering connections within your team. Start your day with energetic morning briefings, radiate calm, and exude confidence. Your attitude sets the tone and intention for the day. Make sure everyone gets a break and encourage team members to connect with one another. In the midst of the chaos, a united team can achieve incredible things.
Tip #5 - Get your priorities straight
Break it down.
In the flurry of event preparation, it's easy to get overwhelmed by tasks and last-minute changes. That's why it's crucial to prioritise. Identify what's urgent and important, and break down larger tasks into manageable segments. Stay closely connected with your team, adapt to changes, and confidently address challenges as they arise. Keeping your priorities straight ensures that you stay on track and deliver exceptional results.
At DXM, delivering outstanding events is not just about meticulous planning; it's about taking care of our team and ourselves along the way. These tips have helped us navigate the chaos and deliver exceptional service. Remember, while these strategies work for us, it's essential to find a balance that suits your preferences and needs. So, as you embark on your next event journey, keep these tips in mind, and may your events be successful and stress-free!