This week I’ve been quite busy preparing for my 'Taking it Sky High' weekend workshop in Melbourne followed by two workshops in Cairns early next week. Four days of workshops over five days, and one flight from (almost) the bottom of Australia to the top in between. I love hosting workshops and particularly love the topics I'm presenting, so I'm looking forward to the experience. I am really excited and can’t wait to meet everyone who is coming to work with me over the next few days. Of course I want to honour them, and their time, by being really on my game – full of energy and ready to go!
But I'd be lying if I didn't admit there's been times over the past couple weeks when I've felt completely overwhelmed.
As someone who has worked at back-to-back workshops and events before, I am lucky that I have a really clear understanding of how tiring they can be. I say lucky, because I know that preparation for my success at the workshops starts now – in the lead up. It’s been a tricky week – meetings, administration, family commitments and coaching clients - whilst trying to keep my energy usage low and feelings of relaxation high. The weather has suddenly turned cool (those of you in Victoria will be able to relate) so I keep feeling the start of a cold coming on. Tickly throat and a runny nose. Symptoms I’m sure will go away if I ignore them. Won’t they???
All of us, throughout our lives, have times when we are working towards something that is large enough or important enough to affect our stress levels. It could be a work event, a work presentation, a business launch, our child’s first day of school, a competitive event, our wedding or holiday. How do we ensure we are looking after ourselves enough so we don’t crash and burn on the first day? Or worse, before we even get there?
These have been my strategies over the past week:
So that has been my strategy for the week in a lead up to three events. I cannot wait for them to kick off!
I hope these tips have been helpful if you have an event of your own coming up! Good luck.
Hi and thanks for reading! My name is Janelle Ryan and I am a Personal Coach who helps high performers create extraordinary lives.
My Taking it Sky High weekend workshop has now sold out BUT if you are in Cairns places are still available for the following workshops:
SMASH THROUGH SELF DOUBT (and stop the self sabotage)
CREATE MORE CONFIDENCE (and take your life, career or business SKY HIGH!)
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