The Shocklogic Team is very excited to take part in #EventWell19 this week! Offering ample opportunities to spread awareness about wellbeing, physical and mental health, the campaign “#itsoknotobeok” aims to influence event professionals to understand the negative impact that pressure and stress have on their overall being.
The pressure that event professionals face is undoubtable. Ranked as the 5th most stressful career, and with a 40% work-related illness reported in the UK, the stress levels can lead to unproductivity and performance issues.
Helen Moon, CEO and Founder of EventWell.org, will share her vast knowledge and experience this week at Venues+Events Live on the importance of self-care and wellbeing in a world amplified by overloaded work and high-expectations.
Helen mentions, “Feeling stressed and overloaded is common in the events industry, but I believe a high number of mental health cases can be treated with self-care”.
So, we’ve asked our Shocklogic Team, how they make sure to avoid high-stress levels and anxiety:
We practice 15 minutes of mindful meditation:
Head of Marketing & Business Development, Johnny D. Martinez, states: “we believe that mindfulness can train the brain in avoiding harmful habits, clear your head while reconnecting with the present moment”. For four years now, every Wednesday, the Shocklogic team gets together to join a mindfulness session. Using Zoom web conference, even our remote team from all around the world joins in!
We encourage open communication in the workplace:
It is human to feel anxious and overstressed when tight deadlines are approaching. However, it is important to switch off from work when is needed. Our Business Development Coordinator, Chitra Ram, shares with us “It’s ok not to be ok, we recognise this here. So, take a moment, go meditate in the corner if you have to, get lots of sleep when you need it. I tend to check in on my colleagues, if there’s anything that they want to talk about, we can take a minute, go to the kitchen, have a chat and see what’s going on with them.”
We have a company counsellor:
We all have bad days and want to share our thoughts with someone. The lack of support and communication may lead to questioning our confidence and motivation. So, our company counsellor is a valuable asset that helped out many of our colleagues. “When I first started, I didn’t know how the work will be like. I feel like they helped me get through barriers I’ve been stuck on” commented Xane, Digital Marketing Associate.
There’s no doubt we all have busy lives, but if you take a minute break, enjoy a snack, and have a little chat with your colleague, as EventWell has said: “We can take the world by storm”.