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Stressed out? You should be. At least according to CareerCast’s list of most stressful jobs in 2012. I doubt one year changes very much for Event Coordinators, whose job came in at number six.

It makes sense, though! To be a great public relations expert and plan a spectacular event, a coordinator must strive for the best and settle for nothing less. A type A personality lends itself to a perfectionist nature and it’s that exact nature that creates a successful event. However, the stress that comes with it may be too much to handle.

So, here I am again, probably one of the most stressed people in Salisbury, MD, ready to offer you helpful tips to relieve stress.

1.) Build A Team: Surround yourself with positive and motivated people. If you assign someone a task, you should never still be worried about it getting done. This implies that you don’t fully trust the person who is responsible for seeing it through. The more you can delegate tasks to others, the less stress you will feel.

2.) Make Lists: Have a to-do list that you can refer back to throughout the planning process and time tables to keep you on track. Use resources such as Dipity to mark the dates of major tasks and the final event. Have a list of what to do for each item of your original to-do list. For example, if acquiring food for the event is on the major list, create a smaller list with items such as, research caterers, gather food estimates, and call to make reservation. As an event planner, you must leave nothing unplanned.

3.) Remember You: An often overlooked tip is to not forget to take care of yourself. Don’t skip meals or rely solely on coffee. Considering I tend to do just that, it may be hypocritical of me to lecture on staying healthy during the event planning process but it’s important.

4.) Let Go: Recognize that you can’t control everything. Don’t stress over problems just move on to solutions. Do all that you can and let go of everything else.

Stay happy.

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Comments on: "Event Planning Stress: You’re Doin’ It Right" (2)

  1. I love number 4. There comes a time when you just need to accept that you can’t control everything and just let it go. Great tip!

  2. Thanks! I’ll have to learn to take my own advice some day!

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