Health & Wellbeing

EWL Stateside: From Surviving to Thriving – Key Strategies for Event Planner Well-Being

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The good news is – it wasn’t a heart attack. It was anxiety and stress. The bad? I was told I had to slow down or it could get worse…much worse. I am an event planner. “Slow down” is not in my vocabulary.

In 2007, at the young and healthy age of 25, I was working for a high profile institution on professional education events. Our summers were insane and 70, 80, 90 hour weeks were not out of the question. During one particularly challenging week, I awoke at 4:00 a.m. to get ready for another 16-hour day. Read the rest of this entry »

Wellbeing and the Events Industry

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Question: How many of us associated in or with the Events industry truly love ourselves? Do we even know what loving ourselves is?

At the beginning of this year (2017) a survey was undertaken to find the top 10 most stressful jobs and to much astonishment the role of an Event Coordinator was listed as Number five! The only jobs listed as more stressful were the roles of military personnel, fire fighters, airline pilots and police officers. The least stressful job was an information security analyst……really?? Read the rest of this entry »