Stress Awareness Month

Apr 15, 2019 | Featured

April is “Stress Awareness Month”, and at Helm we know event organizing can be a pretty stressful experience! Some stress can be good – it’s what motivates us and causes the pre-event adrenaline and excitement. But obviously too much stress can be harmful, and often people feel embarrassed to admit they’re overly stressed for fear of being seen as weak. You might think it’s good to be stressed so you work harder, but if you’re too stressed, you’ll probably find it difficult to think clearly and work to your best.

Here’s some tips from mental health charity Mind for recognizing that you’re stressed, and how to reduce it.


Signs you might be stressed

If you’re stressed, you might feel:

  • Like your thoughts are racing and you can’t switch off
  • A sense of dread, anxious, nervous, or afraid
  • Miserable
  • Overburdened
  • Irritable, aggressive, impatient, or wound up
  • Uninterested in life, losing interest in things you used to enjoy, or like you’ve lost your sense of humor
  • Neglected or lonely
  • Worried about your health

You might find it hard to make decisions, to concentrate, or you might avoid situations that upset you. Stress can also manifest itself physically, so you might find yourself biting your nails, pulling your hair, picking your skin, eating too much or too little or on the go, or smoking, drinking, or taking drugs more than usual. You might snap at people, feel more cranky or defensive, feel like you can’t sit still, or have headaches, chest pains, nausea or indigestion. You might feel exhausted and like you’re always in a hurry with never enough time to accomplish what you want to do each day.

If this sounds familiar, read on for tips to manage this in the run-up to your event.


Helm Tickets can help take the stress out of event organizing. We’ve organized events ourselves, which is why we pay out your money before your event, introduce the features you ask for, and provide round-the-clock and speedy support responses. Sign up and see how you can reduce your stress with Helm!

Charlotte Allkins | Marketing Assistant

Charlotte is the Marketing Assistant for Helm, coming from a design background she loves creating all types of content. Discover more of her blogs, as well as, many others here!


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