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Unwind and Thrive: 5 Simple Strategies to Crush Stress

29 April 2024






Working in events is undeniably demanding, let's call a spade a spade. So, in honor of Stress Awareness Month, we've rounded up our top 5 stress-busting tips:

1. Sweat it Out, Stress Be Gone!

Exercise isn't just about looking good in those jeans (although that's a nice bonus). It's your ticket to Stress-Free City! Picture this: you carve out some time, stick to your workout routine like it's VIP, and bam! Suddenly, the day feels lighter and the problems seem smaller.

2. Sleep Like a Boss

Ever notice how everything feels ten times harder when you're running on empty? Yep, blame it on the Zzz's. A solid night's sleep isn't just a luxury; it's a superhero cape for your body. So: prioritise those Z's, and watch your productivity soar and your inner grump vanish into thin air.

3. Break Time, All the Time

Got a mile-long to-do list staring you down? We feel you. But here's a little secret: breaks aren't just for slackers—they're for winners. Schedule in those mini escapes, even if it's just a quick stroll away from your desk. Trust me, those few minutes of freedom will supercharge your focus like nobody's business.

4. Embrace the Great Outdoors

Okay, so maybe the British weather isn't always on our side. But here's the thing: fresh air is a game-changer, rain or shine. So, seize those precious moments outside, whether it's a brisk walk in the park or a backyard rendezvous with your furry bestie. Their joy? Absolutely contagious.

5. Onsite Stress-Busting Essentials

Being onsite can be incredibly stressful, so I never leave home without my stress-busting essentials:

Nodpod: Weighted eye mask for the ultimate sleep upgrade.

Face Masks: Because self-care is non-negotiable, even on the craziest days.

Reusable Water Bottle: Stay hydrated, stay sane. It's that simple.

So there you have it. With these simple strategies in your back pocket, you're not just surviving—you're thriving. Stress? Consider it officially conquered.

Here are some of the teams favourite techniques to handle stress in the workplace:

Walk and Talk: Take those meetings on the move! Incorporate walking into your discussions for a refreshing change of scenery and a natural energy boost.

Dog-Friendly Office: Who let the dogs out? We did! Embrace the pawsitive vibes by welcoming furry friends into the office. Their wagging tails and playful antics are guaranteed to melt stress away.

Tapping: Time to tap into your inner calm! Explore the powerful practice of tapping to release tension and restore balance. It's like a mini reset button for your mind and body.

Gratitude Journal: Counting blessings over burdens! Start each day by jotting down what you're grateful for. It's a simple yet powerful way to shift your focus from stress to appreciation.

Get the Music Pumping: Turn up the tunes and let the music work its magic! Create a playlist of your favourite feel-good songs to uplift your mood and keep stress at bay.

Build a Support Network: It's not just colleagues, it's your stress-busting squad! Cultivate a strong support network within the workplace to lean on during challenging times. Together, you'll navigate stress like pros.


Bottom image: Suzy Glaskie from Peppermint Wellbeing