They say life goes on, but when the large-scale event you’ve been planning for weeks, even months is suddenly over, it’s easy to find yourself feeling a bit lost and thinking, “Now what?”
Follow these three ‘R’s’ for post-event survival:
- Revel in a successful event
Take a moment to acknowledge the enormity of what you accomplished. Consider making a list of what went well. You may be surprised that quite a few of the ‘Oh, I hope this goes according to plan’ items you were stressing over, were flawlessly executed.
- Reward yourself for a job well done
Celebrate the fact that you finally have free time! Make your reward a ritual that you do after every event, like
booking a massage or spending a day totally unplugged. Remember, your treat should be in proportion to the size of your event, reflect your personality, and make you happy.
- Regroup with your team
Get your team together for a group activity. Sure, you have another event to plan, but there’s no reason you can’t have fun in the process. Go putt-putt golfing followed by a brainstorming dinner. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and that true success is all about finding balance.
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