Are you tired of being a social butterfly?
It's no secret that a lash technician has to put in a lot of hard work to make it in this industry. Not only do you have to be skilled with lash applications, but you also need to be good at networking and maintaining healthy social relationships. This can be tricky, especially if you're still starting out.
Nowadays, many people struggle to take social breaks. They don't have enough energy to socialize, yet they can't quit because it seems like a never-ending necessity. What's more, is that stress also took over the digital space. Sometimes, you feel stressed when you simply spend too much time on social platforms.
Taking a social break is even more difficult for those managing their online presence to grow a lash business. As mentioned, you have to keep a consistent and continuously growing social presence. Consequently, you feel that you have no other choice than to force yourself, even when your mind and body tell you not to.
However, we're ending your dilemma with this guide. Let's discuss some tips for establishing "social self-care" so you can use your social life in a way that doesn't harm your physical and mental health.
What comes to your mind when you hear the word self-care? Perhaps a trip to the spa, beauty salons, the beach, or not using your phone for a day, engaging in a lot of me-time, and journaling. Those are all correct, but that's not everything about self-care. In fact, there are many different ways to practice self-care, which involve different aspects of your life!
They're not always centred on the "self," but everything you do in those areas directly contributes to self-care. In this article, we'll focus on the social aspect of self-care!
There are different ways to practice self-care, but the most important thing is to find what works for you and stick to it. Don't hesitate to experiment and change your ways when needed. It might take some time, but eventually, you'll develop a routine that's perfect for your lash career and personal life.
Social self-care can be tricky, but it's not impossible. You'll find that there are various ways to manage your social life without negatively affecting your connections, career, and self in the process. Here are five tips we can recommend.
Taking a social media break doesn't necessarily mean going cold turkey. Rather, it's to understand that you also need breaks every once in a while. This will freshen up your mind and give you time to assess your thoughts and feelings. If you feel like you can't live without them, you can try limiting the time you spend on each platform (some apps are designed for that!).
Not every social media connection is a good one. At some point, you have to be selective about the people you communicate with. So don't shy away from setting boundaries with people who negatively influence your career and personal life. Learn to prioritize your relationships, but don't spread yourself too thin!
Just because you're a hardworking lash tech doesn't mean you can't go out on fun dates. In fact, we consider it as a significant part of social self-care! Don't limit yourself to lash-related events. Instead, go on a date and enjoy someone's company, be it with friends or a special someone. Go out for coffee, watch movies, or take slow walks in the park. It'll do wonders for your personal life and help reduce your stress levels.
We know it's not easy, but don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it—whether it's from friends, family members, or fellow lash professionals. You might not feel like it, but some people are always willing to lend you an ear. Moreover, they're just one click away, thanks to technology! It will help you manage how you feel about your social life.
Most importantly, let's not forget to include lashing in every form of self-care. Lash work can be stressful sometimes, but it's also the one thing that you love doing the most. You don't have to focus on doing your best solely for your clients; you should also spend some time beautifying yours. Enrolling in an eyelash technician training class or 1-on-1 lash training is another great option.
We hope our tips can help you manage social self-care. Setting boundaries or taking social media breaks might not look "social," but it doesn't mean you're doing it wrong. You simply need a balance between yourself and your relationships. That way, you can nurture a physically and mentally healthy lash career and personal life.
Sometimes, the life of a lash artist can be tough. Between networking events and maintaining relationships, there never seems to be enough time in the day! For this reason, we made this quick guide to give you tips on maintaining your social life while still taking care of yourself. We'd love to hear more about your social self-care methods in the BBA community!
Here in BBA, we highly encourage self-care as it's one of the most important aspects of a fulfilling lash career. Don't be afraid of the challenges that await you because we're here to provide support and ensure we all strive towards career growth. Check out our online lash courses and find what fits you best.
Do any of our lash extension courses pique your interest? If so, join us today and take a significant step to your lash journey to becoming a certified lash technician!
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