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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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6 Tips to Stay Energized at Trade Shows 

6 Tips to Stay Energized at Trade Shows  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The energy at a trade show is enough to keep us awake at our booth on its own, but does that mean we are performing to the best of our ability? Are we creating a pleasant and informative experience for booth visitors? Are we picking up on the subtle hints in conversations about how we can help potential leads? Are we expressing our enjoyment and interest in the products or services offered at our booths? 

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8 Ways for Event Professionals to Avoid Burnout

8 Ways for Event Professionals to Avoid Burnout | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Burnout is a common occurrence in many creative fields, including event planning. As planners, we run the gauntlet of stressful situations: financial decisions and their impact, long hours, difficult people, lots and lots of decisions, extreme levels of multitasking, and never-ending details. There is no doubt that event planning is challenging, but it’s conquering those challenges that makes us love it!

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How Two Meeting Professionals Find Balance

How Two Meeting Professionals Find Balance | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Convene asked two meeting professionals to talk about how digital overload, burnout, and mounting workloads have affected their careers and lives.

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How to Create a More Personal, Productive Workspace

How to Create a More Personal, Productive Workspace | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When you think of your workspace, you probably think about a featureless desk you labor at every day. The truth is, you spend more time at your desk than anywhere else except your bed. And just as an uncomfortable bed means you won’t get good sleep, an uncomfortable, impersonal desk means you won’t be productive. Get more out of your work hours by creating a more personal, productive workspace.

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A Better Way to Work

A Better Way to Work | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In many offices, clocking in and out on time carries a stigma. If an employee isn’t feeling overwhelmed, there are always more assignments waiting to be crammed into a workweek that already pushes the standard 40 hours. But what if instead of working more — harder, longer, with the hairpulling and nail-biting that often lead to burnout — employees concentrated on simply working smarter?

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5 Ways to Beat Association Burnout

5 Ways to Beat Association Burnout | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If you’re an association professional, you probably…

  • Work practically 24/7
  • Wear many, MANY hats
  • Struggle to get things done - and get them done RIGHT
  • Know what burnout feels like

Yup, burnout is REAL, especially in the nonprofit space. So how can you overcome it, so that you don’t resent your job?

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How to Lower Stress at Work

How to Lower Stress at Work | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What stresses out your employees? Deadlines? A never-ending to-do list? An overflowing inbox?

While the concept of work-life integration is designed to reduce workplace stress, sometimes it can have the opposite effect, as schedules become blurry and we try to cope with being “always on.”

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