As a community builder, you spend most of your time being with your community, listening to their need, creating programs and event for your members. And all of the above takes a lot of energy.
It’s been an eventful season. From holiday parties to conference attendance, awards season to random creative celebrations, there isn’t a day that goes by during work hours where community managers aren’t out in the world. It’s amazing to see how much appreciation manifests outside of our day-to-day routine. But, after a full season on our feet (and Zoom parties), what do we inevitably need to recharge?
This post is here to tips from our own community rockstars to help you plan your recharging time from end-of-year gatherings through the dreaded winter slumps and into an exciting New Year.
Lucie Zajickova, Head of People & Community
“Doing something nice for myself I didn’t have time for during the busy time period - go for a massage, have some yummy food, take a yoga class, or basically anything I like.”
Linda Vinod, Community Engagement Lead, Tiramisu
"I love to travel and explore new places. Since COV the past year and a half, I've been exploring the hidden gems in my city. I usually do this on days when I have more than 3 hours to spare. I've also been taking strolls in the garden with my cat. What I truly love about this is being able to focus on the details that enrich the whole experience (which is very similar to community building!). I've come to realize that community building is a modeling profession. If I want every single member in my community to enjoy the lives and communities they're intentionally building (and I absolutely do), I have to give myself the permission to do the same."
Klara Losert, Co-founder, Talkbase
“I love to take an offline weekend, have a no-call day or just go for a walk outside. This always helps me to find my balance. Another fun thing I do from time to time is to attend an event on a passion topic that I don't have to organize!”
Charlotte Simpson, Content & Community, Unlock
"For me, it's running, getting outside, and putting on a playlist where I can get lost in some good songs, switch off, and enjoy the fresh air. Gives me energy and it's a simple way to reset. I also love getting stuck into a new craft project through Creators Cabinet”.
Communities are hard work, but they can be really fun too. Remember that it’s important to take a step back once in a while and recharge your batteries.
We hope you find these tips helpful. And finally--thank you!
February 17, 2022
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