Last year Event Coordinator was deemed one of the most stressful jobs you could have, and I touched upon how they affect the different generations. One of the best ways to not allow yourself to get completely stressed out is to have a little “you” time. Here are few suggestions on you can have some “you” time and help yourself de-stress.
- Work it out. Physical activity can really help relieve stress. Joining a gym and actually going, going out for a walk, catching an exercise video on demand, anything that gets you moving will help you stop thinking about whatever else is going on and just focus on the movements. Plus by including more physical activity into your routine, you’ll start to get more energy, which is always helpful when you’re working those long hours onsite!
- Join a club. Whether it’s a book club, cooking club or a ski club, getting together with other people to discuss and meet about similar interests can be lots of fun. It’s easy to find different clubs or people with similar interests on sites like www.meetup.com. You can search your local area to find what you like and will give you an opportunity to meet new people.
- Take a vacation! Go away for a full week or even just a couple days. Just some time away from the norm can help take your mind off things. Just hop in the car and get away. A three day or four day weekend away from you email and the office will help you not burn out and realign and refocus on what needs to be done when you get back.
These are just a few ideas to help you give some time to yourself instead of everyone else.
What do I do to give myself some “me” time? I go to the gym and workout right after work where I don’t think about anything but making sure I have the right form. And I’m also part of a ski club where I get together with friends on the weekend for ski trips to mountains in New York and Vermont.
How do you give yourself some “you” time?