3 Things I Do To Avoid Burnout
While "grind culture" and a hustle-mentality are omnipresent in the beauty industry, many of us have learned the hard way that this kind of lifestyle is not sustainable. To truly have any kind of longevity in your career, you have to learn to prioritize yourself and your well-being. They say you can't pour from an empty cup- and it's true that if we don't first show up for ourselves, we won't be able to show up for our clients (and therefore our businesses).
Here are a few things I do to check in with myself and support myself when I feel like I'm on the edge of burnout.
Stop before I’m completely depleted. This one is the hardest for so many of us who have trouble stepping away. But taking breaks and prioritizing rest are just as important for growth as working hard and making moves.
Only focus on the most important things to keep everything moving. For example, making sure I’m best self so I can show up for those who depend on me. The first thing I do when I'm feeling overwhelmed is take out a pen and paper and write it all down- then I focus on the biggest items first.
Make sure I’m working as efficiently as possible. I notice when my hands are in too many things, I can feel all over the place. While I do like to work on multiple things at the same time, there has to be a flow to make it all actually work in a way that won’t cause burnout. Implementing a schedule and sticking to it is the most important for me.
Finally, make sure to spend time recharging with something you enjoy! Try to take 10 minutes a day or do at least one thing that makes you happy- pack your favorite snack, play your favorite song while you prep for your next client, etc.
For more on simple ways to improve your mindset, check out this blog.