Congratulations YOU DID IT! After months of meticulous planning, selecting the perfect invitation, shopping for room décor, planning the perfect menu, and being the “hostess with the mostess” your party is finally over.
You thank your last guest for coming and as you close the door there’s a mixture of emotions you feel ranging from pure exhaustion to an amazing euphoria. Hosting a party is all about attention to detail and more importantly attention to your guest. Your primary focus is making sure their needs are attended to and they have a great time.
An Ultimate Party Host is selfless and committed to the needs of others, keeping a smile on her face even if things are falling apart behind the scenes. She’s quick on her feet, exhibiting amazing improvisation skills when needed, because let’s be honest, even with months of planning and meticulous detail, sometimes things don’t always go as planned.
So, after your party a little self-care is needed. Give yourself a little TLC to help renew and reset yourself for your upcoming week. Hosting parties are fun and exciting but can also be stressful. The anticipation of your guests arriving and having a good time can take a toll on even the most experienced of party planners.
The key to entertaining is giving yourself plenty of time to get ready but also plenty of time to wind down. You’ve spent months planning the perfect party, plan time afterwards just for you. The aftercare of your environment and you is essential to being a great host.
At designLEE Studios we understand your desire to care for your guest, but most importantly, we also want to make sure you take care of you.
So, we’ve come up with 3 simple steps to calm that post-party anxiety and relax the mind and body.
Easier said than done but take a moment to realize exactly where you are mentally. No matter what your personality is, you must take proper steps into resetting your mind back to zero.
First identify what you are feeling, tired, sore, exhausted, bored, anxious, or etc. Are you feeling mental, physical, or emotional stressors, or a combination?
Take some time to be alone and be good to yourself. Drink a glass of water, then set some boundaries and say no to the next big task until you have cleared your mind of this one. This might involve meditating or writing down your thoughts on a piece of paper. Remember it is just as important to take care of you as you have done for others.
My favorite, most therapeutic way of relaxing is to first clean my space. It is true what people say about clearing your space to clear your thoughts! Turn on your favorite song or audiobook and get to cleaning! Have fun with your cleanup.
If you anticipate that your cleanup will take several hours, then ask a friend for help. You can also see if a couple of your guests can stay a little bit later to help clean.
Another solution is to hire a cleaning service! These days there are plenty of services that will tidy up your space and hiring one can be as easy as calling for an Uber. There are plenty of cleanup services that offer very affordable prices especially for first-time users.
Whether your party was a success or a failure it is important to completely detach from the event. This can include doing an activity that is not associated in any way with the event. For instance, go for a walk and get some exercise. Try stretching or take some time to do some yoga and meditation. My favorite thing to do is to detach from electronics and social media. I like to go for spa day to get a pedicure, then take myself out for dinner.
Maybe for you it's watching your favorite TV show, catching the newest movie, or listening to your favorite Podcast. The point is, there is no wrong way to detach from everything related to your event.
If you are feeling challenged in this area, let us help with some suggestions from our list created below. Lol, just make sure you don't create more stress in the process of finding a way to relax and detach. You are 100% responsible for taking care of you so have fun with it!
Below we have created a list of 20 things to try so that you can be the best possible version of you! Try these things by yourself, with friends, or combine different activities along with the tips listed above.
These are just a few suggestions that you can implement and it’s good to know that practicing self-care doesn’t have to come along with a hefty price-tag. It’s a huge misconception that you have to spend large amounts of money for self-care, such as going to an expensive spa for a massage, but taking a nature walk or drinking a cup of herbal tea can have the same calming effect.
In closing, remember self-care isn’t selfish. As a good host, a mother, a sister, a friend, your focus is to nurture and take care of others, but if you don’t fill yourself back up, you won’t have anything left to give to others. We can’t give from an empty well.
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