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.

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El Kwang

Author El Kwang

Recognised in his global network as an ideas man who sees opportunities in every encounter. He looks for ways to connect dynamic people from across disciplines to unearth the potential for great ideas to become outstanding. With more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality, tourism and business events industry, both as a content strategist and a designer of immersive experiences around the globe, El established BEAM and built a team of Engagers committed to playing a vital part in ensuring that the world continues to move forward with innovation, growth and positivity.

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