5 ways to manage event planning stress

Written by Dharmesh Dayabhai

  • Event planning
  • Tips

It’s safe to say that most event and meeting planners have faced the dreaded feelings of stress. After all, they are master jugglers, balancing multiple tasks at once. Maybe that’s why CareerCast has identified event planning as the fifth most stressful job.

At Resiada, we’re all about helping you relax and rest easy. So, here are five tips for managing any stress that comes your way.

1. Break your work down into smaller tasks.

From finalizing your event agenda to managing your room blocks, event planners are overloaded with work. And it may seem daunting. But when you break it down into smaller, more manageable tasks, it doesn’t look quite so bad.

2. Maintain a checklist.

You’re likely juggling a plethora of tasks. So having a detailed checklist, complete with tasks and deadlines, is key to help you stay on track.

3. Ask for help when needed.

Contrary to what some of us may believe, one person can’t possibly do everything (I know! Who knew?). And when we take on too much on our own, that’s when we start to feel overwhelmed. So don’t be afraid to ask for your help. Collaboration is your best friend.

4. Expect the unexpected.

Without a doubt, obstacles can pop up and plans can change. That’s why it’s important to be flexible and able to think on your feet.

5. Carve out some time for yourself.

When dealing with so many tasks, it can be hard to get away from your desk and take some time for yourself. But it’s important to step away and recharge.

Here are some quick and easy ways to de-stress yourself:

  • Take a walk
  • Breathe deeply
  • Buy a plant
  • Listen to music
  • Turn off your phone

What tips do you have for managing stress? Let us know as we want to hear from you!