The Insider Secrets nobody talks about, but you’ll need to know…
Whether you are putting on a small event or a large conference, it’s easy to get so caught up in taking care of your attendees that you forget to take care of yourself.
Maintaining a sense of normalcy when you are away on a program can be extremely difficult. You are typically working longer hours, and perhaps are even in a different time zone. Attempting to stick to any kind of routine can be futile, without a little preparation ahead of time.
One of the best places to catch a cold, is on an airplane. If you must fly to your destination, a tried and true prevention method of many planners is to take Airborne or a similar immunity boosting product.
If you can, arrive at your destination a day or two before your event begins. This will give you time to settle in and not feel as rushed get ready for the attendees to arrive.
One of the most important things to know: Wear comfortable shoes. You will be on your feet for hours at a time. Having a few pairs that you can rotate through is also a great idea. If you get the opportunity to sit down, even for a moment, do so. This will take some of the pressure off your legs and back. At each event, I always have two pairs of shoes with me and switch them throughout the day- you’ll be surprised how refreshing this is!
Insider Tip: Soaking your feet in a warm bath will relieve tension and help keep you ready for another day on the go. Pack some soothing bath salts for a little bit of aromatherapy while you are pampering your feet.
Create a schedule for your event, detailing who is responsible for what and when. Be sure to schedule in time for breaks. Even 15 minutes of quiet time alone will be refreshing and help you keep up your positive attitude. If your schedule allows it, make time to go to the gym, for a walk, or do some stretching.
Frequent hand washing or hand sanitizing is a must. For all the door handles you will touch and handshakes you will have in a day, you come into contact with loads of germs.
In addition to taking the time to put your feet up, getting a good night sleep is crucial. Your adrenaline will only keep you going for so long. When you first check into your hotel room, make sure you have everything you need to get comfortable, like extra pillows or blankets. This way, when it’s time to get some rest, your ‘sanctuary’ is ready for you.
Yes, being a planner can be a gruelling job, but it is also incredibly rewarding to see your hard work come to fruition. With a little preparation, you will keep your mind and body in top shape, enabling you to perform at your best.
What Insider Secrets do you have to staying healthy before and during an event? Comment in the box below.