Working in the beauty industry can of course be incredibly rewarding, but it comes with daily challenges that can take a toll on our mental health over time.
Almost 1 in 7 people experience mental health problems in the workplace, and women in full-time employment are almost twice as likely to have a common mental health problem as full-time employed men, according to The Mental Health Foundation.
Here are three simple ways you can look after your mental wellbeing while working in a nail salon.
Engage in Self-Care
Working in a nail or beauty salon, its likely you spend all day taking care of your clients to make them feel their best. So why should caring for yourself be a lower priority?
Self-care can help you with stress management, reduce anxiety and give you a boost of energy when you’re feeling low.
Take some time to do something simple and effortless that makes you feel good about yourself – Our Pharm Foot range is perfect for at-home pedicure treatments.
Challenge Unhelpful Negative Thoughts
It’s natural to feel a little worried from time to time, especially when it comes to wanting to do well at work, but anxious thoughts can be detrimental to your mental health and could lead to stress, depression, and other serious mental health problems.
When you start to notice a pattern of negative self-talk, challenge these unhealthy thoughts and remember that you’re probably putting too much pressure on yourself. Instead, try to talk to yourself like you’d talk to someone you love.
Don’t Bottle it Up
If you’re not feeling yourself for whatever reason, one of the best things you can do is open up and talk to someone you trust about what’s going on. Sometimes it can be helpful to just acknowledge your feelings by saying them out loud and having someone validate how you’re feeling.
Whether you confide in a colleague, friend, or family member, reaching out for some support can do you the world of good.
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