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Posted: 7/2/2015 1:57:33 PM

By Cherisse Challenger


Three ways to have a healthy work-life balance as an event professional:

  1. Planners tend to work late nights, weekends and holidays. What a coincidence! Those happen to be all the times when families get together. Don’t fret. Make sure to plan special time with family and friends. When you’re able to be with them, make it count. Talk to them about anything other than work. Go for walks together, have dinner at the table… and turn off the television (even if The Real Housewives of Suburbia is having a reunion. It’s on demand anyway!). Unplug from your devices and tune into the people in front of you.
  2. Communicate your needs and expectations clearly to family and coworkers. You don’t want to find yourself in a fix or rush to finish a task because you didn’t clearly state what you needed from them. Empowering your team at home and at work to complete a task will make your life so much easier. Making sure they know exactly what you expect will also make THEIR lives easier. Don’t just tell your hubby you have to work late and you’d like him to take care of your toddler. Let him know that you’ll need him to give her a bath after dinner so that she doesn’t stick to the sheets from all the spaghetti on her onesie, and that she loves to have Chicken Little read to her right before bedtime. He’ll be happy to have direction on the things you normally would handle—things that may have gone unnoticed.
  3. Plan a vacation! You plan everything else, don’t you? Make time to reset. Whether it’s a trip to the beach in the summer, a trip to the Maldives in the winter or a staycation for a long birthday weekend, take time to recharge and reset so that you can come back energized and focused. Nobody likes a cranky pants planner. You give so much of yourself daily to others. Make sure you put time for yourself on your to-do list.