By: Event Planners Association | Date: 04/03/2017
Event planning can easily feel like a 24/7 job, especially if you aren’t stern and diligent about placing a hard stop to your work day. Doing so not only gives you time to decompress, but it also allows you to reflect on the day’s work. This may sound like a small step, but insightful reflection is what allows you to accurately assess your progress and further refine your prioritization process.
Although stopping or pausing projects may seem counterproductive, this step is more important than ever in the 24/7 workplace. We’re constantly checking and updating our email and social media and returning calls in addition to the other work we’re doing; frequently, this causes us to forgo real breaks.
There’s no way to perform at your highest level without allowing time for rest. The brain uses enormous amounts of energy for an organ of its size. This explains why a person can feel so drained when they have maintained an unbroken focus for several hours.
So if your productivity is lagging, it might actually mean that you need to take more breaks, or more likely, put a close to your day and be truly restored.
“If you don’t prioritize yourself, you constantly start falling lower and lower on your list.”