Managing stress in life is a balancing act. When people talk about stress, there are often mixed reactions stemming from the physiological “fight or flight” response. It tends to get a bad reputation, especially in the industry where event planning is repeatedly touted as one of the top five most stressful jobs in the world.
Sometimes negative emotions from stressful situations can feel overwhelming, and solutions may seem elusive. Nevertheless, such challenging situations in life are often the ones that offer us the greatest opportunity for personal growth.
In this episode of BEAM FORWARD, we sit with Ailynn Seah, Vice President of Sales – MIC & Association at Marina Bay Sands, to discuss how she strikes a balance between stress and rest. Seah talks about the virtues she learnt from her father in her journey to becoming a leader, setting priorities for self-care, and why being mentally fit allows greater clarity and perspectives.
“Everybody talks about work-life balance, but I think work-rest balance is more important because if you don’t have rest, you don’t have life. Being active does not mean you’re productive, and being inactive doesn’t mean one is idling.”
Watch the full conversation in the video below.