5 Stress Stoppers When Event Planning
By Brandi Goodman
Planning an event can bring about significant stress. Whether you're feeling overwhelmed with the number of tasks you have to accomplish or you're feeling anxious about everyone who will be in attendance and judging your event planning skills, it can be a daunting task. With these five stress stoppers in mind, you can make your event planning process go much more smoothly.
Write. Down. Details.
You MUST write everything down if you have any hopes of keeping the details of your event in order. There is far too much to consider to just leave the information in your head and hope you remember it all. Write everything down you can think of that is of importance, from the guest list to the catering menu and even which decorations you'll need to buy. Have check-lists at the ready for it all.
Take Time for Stress Relief
Whether event planning is your job or you're in charge of an event this one time, you still need to take time out for yourself -- and for stress relief. Don't let the planning process consume your entire life. You need moments for yourself to recharge, calm your mind, and keep yourself healthy and well. Schedule break times if you need for stress relief, such as reading a book, writing in a journal to cage your thoughts, or taking a bubble bath.
Ask for Help
It's OK to ask for help. You don't have to plan the entire event yourself. If you need some guidance on the best theme choices, ask a friend who might know. You can even delegate tasks to other people so you have help getting everything accomplished.
Use Technology to Your Advantage
Technology is literally at our fingertips. There are so many apps and websites that can be utilized to help make the event planning process go smoothly. Join an app that allows you to track details and set up check-lists. You can even use payment apps to help gather the information and payments from your vendors.
Don't go into the process thinking everything will go smoothly and becoming unraveled when something goes wrong. Expect from the beginning that there will be mishaps. Something is bound to cause a disruption to your plans. Be prepared for it and keep your composure. Things may go wrong, but they can get back on track quickly if you keep an open mind.
Do what you can to stop stress in its tracks when you're event planning. You already have enough on your plate to get done. You don't need stress standing in your way.
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