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Lockdown 2.0: Why the Event Industry Will Come Back and 6 Ways of Taking Care of Your Mental Health

Recently, we’ve read an article that was speculating on the event industry’s evolution being similar to what happened to the music or newspaper industry and on how technology will change it forever.

After reading the article, our team felt lost, and without even noticing, we started imagining new emerging sectors where we should look for our future jobs. Luckily, the phone started ringing so we promised we would think about that at some other time.

In the meantime, there was a constant question in my mind: ”Are we a declining industry? Will we be just like dinosaurs post-pandemic?”

 


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The Meeting and Event Industry will come back, with the same strength as before

A few days after, we red the article again, which, by the way, is this: “Is the events industry past its peak?”, and we thought about it in more detail.

We indeed made a significant quality change with all virtual meeting platforms even pre-pandemic. Skype calls are now on interactive online platforms (Zoom, Teams…), which we all learned to use this year. But then our team asked the following questions:

  • Can attending an online webinar allow me to network the same way as F2F? Can I build the same human relationships and long-lasting collaborations?
  • Can product launches on-screen be as exciting and engaging as a “live” kick-off?
  • Can weddings, gala dinners, corporate parties, concerts and award ceremonies happen and be as engaging online?

The answer was always the same: no! That’s why at Rox we believe the meeting and event industry will come back with the same strength as before, if not even more!

It may change: we will pay more attention to safety, more hybrid events will happen, but post-pandemic live meetings and F2F events will still be a vital sector to many B2B and B2C realities.

6 ways of taking care of your mental health during a second lockdown

Even if this is the second lockdown most of us are going through, it is challenging the Meeting Industry and Event Industry even more. Event organisers, as much as other event professionals, have been severely damaged and now find themselves with impossible government’s restrictions. This second lockdown is even more challenging to manage, compared to the first one, as the adrenaline caused by fear during the first wave is missing and got replaced by pandemic fatigue to compromise our resilience. In addition to this, there is a lack of a quick resolution.

It’s right during these times that mental health is affected and we should look for help. Concerning this, the World Economic Forum created a quick guide to deal with new pressure and psychological needs.

Being proactive is a great idea, and your starting point for your Wellness Plan. Let’s find out 6 steps that will help you maintain or get back your psychological wellbeing.

 

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1. Explore your objectives and life meaning

I know, it may sound a bit overwhelming, but… taking time thinking about what gives your life purpose can be very useful to go through difficult times. What’s essential for you? If you are religious, can you rely on your faith or believes in dealing with your life challenges? Otherwise, what objectives can help you? Even just finding time to talk about all this with someone can make a big difference.

2. Maintain your independence

Find a way to maintain your independence, no matter the social restrictions. Avoid waiting. Use your time wisely. If it helps, write weekly schedules, setting your wake up hours, how you will spend your days off, how much time you will dedicate to physical activity and so on.

3. Experience personal growth

No, it’s not necessary to fluently speak a new language while isolating, but make sure you spend time to learn and grow. Once you identified your growth goals or fitness achievements, plan daily small and easy steps to get there, so that you can keep track of your progress and celebrate your successes.

4. Manage your life well

Make sure your days are different and productive. It’s a good idea to always wake up at the same hour, getting dressed and even with a bit of makeup, even if you are not going to leave home. At the same time, don’t be too hard on yourself. If there are days, you didn’t manage to achieve all your goals, that’s fine. If you can’t keep your usual routine, create a new one that suits you better, with the right balance with free time, work, learning and fitness time.

5. Create positive relationships around you

Even if social distancing doesn’t allow you to see other people, that doesn’t mean you can’t contact a friend, family member or colleague via chat, video or phone. Nowadays, options are many and better than nothing. Make sure you contribute to someone else’s wellbeing too, especially those weakest in your community.

6. Learn to know yourself

Isolation can be an excellent opportunity to understand yourself better. Identify your strengths and use them to overcome this year’s challenges. Think about how you can also use them post-pandemic.

In conclusion, always adopt a proactive approach, remember what we are living is a challenging historical time for many, and follow the best strategy based on your skills and personality to deal with it.

What lemons did YOU turn into lemonade? Let us know in the comments below.

 

About Rox Event Staff, Event Staffing Agency in London

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Rox Event Staff is the only event staffing agency in London that helps you take the headache out of staffing and event marketing in one place.
We operate nationwide across the UK with over 2,000 dynamic COVID-19 trained events staff on our growing roster. We have dedicated account management, event marketers, staff’s right-to-work checks, training and skills tests on all workers, taking care of payroll too.
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