While summer is often a time to pack in those exciting events and activities, it can also be a prime time for feeling burnt out.
Not only is this because we might be feeling exhausted from one too many cocktails or getting packed up following a weekend camping trip, but it can also be an incredibly hectic time for our careers.
Many of us still have to work full-time through the intense heatwaves while also juggling all the extra social activities that come with this time of year.
For those in events, this is usually one of the busiest periods with festivals and other outdoor activations. Brand ambassadors will often find themselves spending long hours on their feet and interacting with consumers all day, so taking care of oneself physically and mentally is crucial. To help with that, we’ve put together some simple, actionable tips to help you avoid brand ambassador burnout this season.
Map out your schedule
While some people may love the idea of a colour-coded, neatly arranged calendar, many will groan and roll their eyes at the thought of making one. But even if you fall into the latter category, having an organised schedule is a brilliant way of reducing some of that mental workload.
Write down the events you’re already booked for, and make sure you have some clear weekends planned for any last-minute opportunities. Don’t forget to schedule time for admin like updating your brand ambassador profile and professional social media accounts, as well as taking time for yourself. No matter how busy you might get, having both social and personal downtime gives you something to look forward to.
Tackle the admin straight away
You might be exhausted after working at an event, but try to tackle the day’s paperwork and admin as soon as possible. It can be tempting to push this back, but it will be much easier and quicker to deal with while it’s still fresh in your mind.
Limit social media time
How often do you wake up and immediately reach for your phone? Or perhaps you’re guilty of scrolling through TikTok late at night? For many of us, it’s all too easy to fall down the rabbit hole of social media. Limiting the time spent on our phones can be tough, but setting personal limits gives us the best chance of getting a good night’s sleep so we can wake up feeling refreshed.
Have some ‘me’ time
It’s important to find time to relax and recharge. Many of us are victims of ‘production anxiety’, but taking time to rest is incredibly important for your mental wellbeing, whether that’s with a bath, a movie, or simply a long walk.
It may seem counterintuitive to work out after spending all day on your feet, but regular exercise is crucial for both mental and physical health. Exercise helps to reduce stress, anxiety, and keeps you feeling productive. Try something like yoga, swimming or cycling if you want to mix up your fitness routine.
Know when to say no
It’s all too easy to become the ‘yes’ person. We often want to take on every opportunity, travelling to different places and events in order to build up our reputation and earn more.
While it’s important to work, the more you take on, the more it can begin to wear on you. Choose what’s most important to you and allow yourself to find balance.
Ask for help
There’s nothing wrong with asking for help, whether that’s getting family and friends to walk the dog and drop off food supplies, or speaking to someone at work if you need further support.
If you need to talk to someone, a member of our staffing team is always happy to help. You can contact them here.