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5 Resources for At Home Wellness Routines

5 Resources for At Home Wellness Routines | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Remote work is the new normal for meeting professionals during quarantine life, which may be tricky if you rely on interaction at the office to keep you sane. On the flip side, remote work affords you the opportunity to integrate wellness into your day. You can play the music that helps you focus, or take movement breaks without looking strange for lunging down the office hallway.

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Anxiety in anxious times

Anxiety in anxious times | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

I turned 50 years old last year. Leading up to the milestone birthday, I found myself getting angrier and angrier by the day. Just about everything made me mad. To rescue me from divorce, I agreed with my spouse to see a therapist. Turns out I was anxious. Very anxious.

 

The therapy proved helpful and I learned a great deal about anxiety. I’m reminded about what the therapist and I discussed as I hunker down and prepare to ride out the COVID-19 crisis, along with the rest of my friends, colleagues and co-workers, who make up the meeting industry—a vital aspect our work, our community and our economy.

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Virtual Support and Working From Home

Virtual Support and Working From Home | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Travel and daily life continue to be affected by COVID-19 as “shelter-in-place” orders are mandated across the United States, and the world. Even still, amid isolation and quarantine, technology and the internet are keeping people connected. From working remotely to socializing with friends and family, there is readily available tech that can assist in day-to-day tasks during these uncertain times.

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Secrets for Wellness Magic

Secrets for Wellness Magic | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Closing big deals are usually a cause for celebration, but when John Ayo closed a deal while working for IBM, Ayo simply didn’t feel good enough to celebrate. He went to a doctor, and after spending thousands of dollars, he was simply told, “It’s all in your head.” This disappointment led to his journey into alternative medicines.

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You Come First: Event Planners & Staying Healthy In 2020

You Come First: Event Planners & Staying Healthy In 2020 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Get your green smoothie ready to go, because it’s time to talk about staying healthy in 2020! So, it’s no secret to anyone that event planners have one of the most stressful jobs in the world. And it’s not uncommon for the events industry to be considered one of the most draining. But our health is something we should always prioritize. So much so that we’ve even done an episode in the past tackling the topic of burnout. And is there a better time than the year 2020 to start getting serious about your health goals?

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Simple Tips to Eliminate Flight Anxiety

Simple Tips to Eliminate Flight Anxiety | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Headlines about airplanes failures, inconveniences on the way to the gate and the idea of being stuck on a plane full of unpredictable strangers can put the planner brain on high alert, but it doesn’t have to be a white-knuckle experience. With busy holiday and conference travel season in full swing, here are some easy tips to manage in-flight anxiety.

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World Sleep 2019: Take Charge of Your Sleep Habits

World Sleep 2019: Take Charge of Your Sleep Habits | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

More than 3,300 scientific and medical sleep professionals representing more than 75 countries are converging this week in Vancouver, Canada, to present new findings, data and theories on this crucial health topic.

 

The congress included a 2-day expo hosted by World Sleep Society and was open to the public, during which attendees asked their own questions about all things somnolent. Though you may have missed the expo, you can satisfy your own curiosity with sleep resources provided by their professional members.

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Why You Should Make Live Experiences Your Go-to Form of Self-Care

Why You Should Make Live Experiences Your Go-to Form of Self-Care | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Mobile devices are making us feel lonelier–at least according to one-third (33%) of Americans who reported feeling that way in a recent survey of 2,020 U.S. adults (conducted by the Harris Poll* on behalf of Eventbrite). Even major tech companies are aware of the negative side effects of constant screen time and are building features to help recalibrate user behavior. But beyond yearning for social connection, most of us also count on our phones for productivity, entertainment, or just a surefire way to zone out – and it’s starting to take a toll.

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Simple Practices to Encourage Wellness at Your Next Meeting

Simple Practices to Encourage Wellness at Your Next Meeting | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

According to Incentive Research Foundation’s 2019 Wellness in Meetings and Incentive Travel Study, 64 percent of planners consider meetings and events as only “somewhat healthy,” while less than 10 percent say meetings are “very healthy.” Most respondents report that while they and their companies agree on the importance of wellness in the industry, they disagree when it comes to implementation. And although planners were vocal about budgets being an issue, 39 percent agreed that increasing the budget will only make meetings somewhat healthier. Here are some of the most effective wellness practices for meetings, according to respondents.

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12 Stress Relief Tips for Event Leaders

12 Stress Relief Tips for Event Leaders | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Leaders go through unique situations that only they have to navigate. It is only logical to conclude that leaders need to be able to relieve stress just as much as the people they lead do. The problem is, many times leaders are working so much without much downtime. So what are some ways that leaders can relieve their stress all while keeping up with the pace of what they do? Well here are 10 stress relief tips that can help.

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Top 5 Drivers for Stress in Event Planning

Top 5 Drivers for Stress in Event Planning | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

I recently read an article about the drivers for stress on Forbes and how they can impact how we see ourselves and our future. There are several ways that stress enters our lives. One of the major ways is through the collision of work and life. Eventprofs like everyone else have to jump in the battle for balancing both of these areas of their lives and it isn’t always a clear path to look to. Let’s take a look at these top drivers for success, and explore how as Eventprofs we can take necessary steps to decrease the amount of stress that these areas have hold over our lives. We’ll take a look at these drivers for stress, evaluate the impact for our industry and give you some tips to overcome them.

 

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Gen Z is for Zen

Gen Z is for Zen | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There’s no question that health and wellness has become a priority for people as they seek out ways to live fuller lives. But are they truly adopting wellness as a lifestyle, or just another fad? Insights from the Eventbrite platform, which powers millions of events a year, argue in favor of the former. From extended yoga retreats to essential oil conventions, Eventbrite saw a 44% growth in health and wellness events between 2017 and 2018, with no signs of it slowing anytime soon.

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Tips for Staying Afloat at Work When Life Gets Messy

Tips for Staying Afloat at Work When Life Gets Messy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As event and marketing professionals, we are used to keeping it all under control while everything around us is constantly changing. You track the competition, manage the timelines and budgets, and do your day job at the same time – all while managing your personal life whether that involves caring for kids, aging parents, partners and, hopefully, a social life. This can all come to a grinding halt when emergencies come calling.

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Tips for Reducing Stress Before, During and After an Event

Tips for Reducing Stress Before, During and After an Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

According to a report released by CareerCast, event planners made it to the top five on the list of “The Most Stressful Jobs of 2018,” right after firefighters, police officers, enlisted military personnel and airline pilots. The survey was based on 11 factors, including travel, physical demands, meeting the public and deadlines. Smart Meetings planner, Maria Cruz, has a few tips to help planners reduce stress before, during and after an event.

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How to Sleep While on The Road

How to Sleep While on The Road | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Do you spend a lot of time on the road? Do you feel unrested? Perhaps you’ve just switched jobs and you’re looking to overcome the inevitable strain that traveling has on your mind and body.

These tips can be used no matter where you’re going (or how you’re getting there) to help you get more shut-eye.

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3 Easy Tips to Jump Start a Wellness Program

3 Easy Tips to Jump Start a Wellness Program | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Today’s business travelers are on the road more than ever before and are faced with new stressors on a daily basis, from longer wait times at the airport to managing demanding schedules while out of the office. Unfortunately, travel stressors are typically the kick-off to the meeting experience and can leave attendees drained and exhausted by the time they arrive at the destination.

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7 Easy and Affordable Ways to Relax After Your Event 

7 Easy and Affordable Ways to Relax After Your Event  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It’s in your nature to want to ride the momentum of one successful event right into the next one. But hold on – you deserve a break first. How often do you really get to do something relaxing and enjoyable for yourself that has nothing to do with work? Take the time to treat yourself so you’ll be refreshed and ready to hit the ground running for your next event. Here are eight ideas for your next “me” day. Ready, set, relax…

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Show Your Attendees Some Health Love

Show Your Attendees Some Health Love | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In the latest Smart Meetings webinar, Toni Zoblotsky, director, B2B marketing and sales valet, Hilton Worldwide, offers a wide variety of foods that are healthy, fun and instagrammable, as well as a few recommendations to get attendees active. In “Love your Attendees by Keeping Them Well in Body & Spirit,” she gives some valuable suggestions to show attendees that you care about their health and well-being.

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Study highlights business travel’s impact on mental health – and risk-taking

Study highlights business travel’s impact on mental health – and risk-taking | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Though several recent studies indicate that workers are keen to undertake business trips, a new survey shows an increase in people’s levels of stress, burnout and anxiety while travelling for work.

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8 Apps That Help Event Planners Find Their Happy Place

8 Apps That Help Event Planners Find Their Happy Place | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It can be difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance when so much is at stake. But — surprisingly — your phone can be a source of relief (instead of endless notifications). Here are apps that will help you find your happy place, take a moment to breathe, and (finally) get a good night’s sleep.

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Mindful Planning: Minimizing cognitive fatigue in event design

Mindful Planning: Minimizing cognitive fatigue in event design | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Sleeplessness. Overeating. The pace of change. The stress of everyday life. Information overload. It all contributes to fatigue. Fatigue is the collateral damage of our time. Whether chronic or non-chronic, most of us have experienced it. So how do we design events that optimize energy and minimize physical and cognitive fatigue?

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Get a Hobby

Get a Hobby | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

For many professionals, work/life balance is elusive. And even while off the job, people view leisure activities as a means to improving work performance — like practicing mindfulness or learning new productivity methods — instead of a way to genuinely relax and disengage. In fact, highlighting the professional benefits of leisure activities has become one of the only ways to trick people into taking up a hobby, according to Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time.

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Are You a Workaholic?

Are You a Workaholic? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

According to the results of this year’sConvene Salary Survey, respondents average a 46-hour workweek — and nearly one-quarter spend more than 50 hours a week on the job.

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How Businesses Stay Afloat In the Face of Great Disruption

How Businesses Stay Afloat In the Face of Great Disruption | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Bonnie Canal is a managing partner of The Resiliency Institute, a New Orleans–based company that specializes in business continuity — how to keep a business operating in the face of disruptive events. As a New Orleans resident, Canal has witnessed more than her share. From the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the city “just seems,” she said, “to be in the epicenter of these terrible disasters.”

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