By Amir Hussein, Founder - InAnyEvent London | Boutique Events Agency
Working in events is stressful - fact. Rated number 8 on the Forbes Most Stressful Jobs of 2015 list, Event Planners share the top 10 with Military Personnel, Airline Pilots and Fire Fighters. It really does take a very unique person to be an Event Planner. It doesn't matter the scope or scale of the event, working with vendors, sponsors, clients, participants, deadlines, and expectations all whilst looking calm and collected is stressful.
Taking the time to step away for a few minutes while working to get outside of the event bubble is not only important, it is imperative because event work often means long hours, abnormal eating patterns and high stress. While most of us who love this type of work thrive on the pressure, we need to find ways to deal with the hardiness of the work - to disconnect for a bit to make it through without melting down.