Working in a full-time job whilst planning a wedding can be stressful, and maintaining a healthy work/life balance can be hard. You have a busy job travelling abroad, attending meetings, spending time tele-conferencing and Skype calling. Now, on top of all this, you have your wedding to plan! How will you find the time and energy to juggle all these balls in the air without dropping them?
What has happened? You ask yourself… Does everyone go through this trauma in planning a wedding or are you the only one? Where has the super-efficient Wonder Woman or Superman gone? Help!
You sit at work but your mind is on dresses, speeches, best men, bridesmaids, parents, caterers and venues. All of that PLUS your real job in organising that new marketing campaigns to bring in increased sales growth to your company, and ultimately secure a good future for you and your family.
You grab a sandwich for lunch and work overtime each night. Competing priorities clog your brain. You stop sleeping well at night and think to yourself that this is meant to be one of the happiest times of your life! In reality, there are just not enough hours in the day to do justice to both your work commitments and your wedding.
- In this situation, do your best to compartmentalise your work and home commitments. This is not the time to take on major challenges, so very careful planning of your schedule over the coming months is essential.
- Learn to switch off. When you are work, you are at work – likewise, when you are at home, be at home!
- Be careful at the office. You might be delighted that you are getting married but your clients still want their contracts finished on time! You can lose your business a lot quicker than it took you to grow it. Take a look at what you can safely delegate and do not try to be ‘all things to all people’.
- Employ a professional wedding planner or enlist the support of friends and family to support you with the wedding arrangements. As you cannot do everything, you need to build a strong team around you. Plan your wedding as if it was a work campaign and leave nothing to chance.
Guest post by Carole Spiers, Love and Relationship Expert
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