Cultivating daily habits in your life is essential. Many studies have shown that establishing a routine and creating daily habits makes you happier, healthier, confident, and more efficient. This improves your mental health and anchors you when life throws unexpected challenges your way. Instead of stumbling throughout your day and struggling just to “get things done”, daily routines and habits can help you cope and thrive—the perfect recipe to help you take on your business. So whether you are a solo esty looking to become more disciplined, or a spa owner who needs more structure to manage a successful team, here are five daily habits that every beauty professional should follow.
Establish a Morning Routine
How you start your day sets the tone for the rest of it. You know what they say, early birds get the worm, but it’s not necessarily how early you wake up rather than what you choose to DO with your mornings. Establishing a morning routine not only allows you to start your day with a fresh perspective but also prevents burnout and creates stability in your life. By making time for yourself every day, you can work towards becoming the best version of yourself. Ask yourself what would be the most pleasant way to start your day. This can be sitting in silence while reading a good book, exercising, meditating, or cooking yourself a delicious breakfast.
Make Helpful To-Do Lists
There’s nothing like a good ole’ to-do-list to organize your tasks and make your work much more manageable. It keeps you mentally focused on what needs to get done and prevents you from feeling anxious or overwhelmed. Not to mention, crossing items off your list gives you a sense of progress and accomplishment. Make sure to prioritize tasks that are more important and need to get done sooner. It is also best that you start with more complicated tasks. Most importantly, end each day with a to-do list for tomorrow. You will thank yourself later for it!
Do at Least One Thing For Growing Your Business Each Day
With so much to do, it can be easy to get lost in the day-to-day operations of work. Scheduling appointments and providing treatments to your clients may be your top priorities. Unfortunately, this can only take you so far, and while being on top of your game is important, you want to make sure you are also doing things to flourish and advance your business. Come up with fresh ideas for social media, learn new techniques, scope out new products, read up on the latest in skincare, make a simple improvement to your website, or add a new certification to your portfolio. Big or small, there are always things you can do to take your business to the next level.
Indulge in Inspirational Content
The beauty world is competitive. It can be easy to become discouraged, especially when you feel stagnant. It takes much more than talent to be successful. You need persistence and inspiration to keep you motivated. Fortunately, there are so many resources and motivating content out there to keep you going. Find a podcast or YouTube channel for estheticians or #GirlBoss entrepreneurs to help fuel your passion. Who knows, you may discover a new direction for your business. Keep that spark alive by giving your favorite etsy a follow on online or following Esthetician Edit on Instagram!
Make Client Connections
Whether it be on social media, via email, or through a direct text, you want to make sure you are continuously making client connections so that they come back for their next treatment. I think what sets a good esthetician apart from a great one is how involved you choose to be in your clients’ skincare journey. An esthetician who is invested in my skin’s progress and checks-in via text to see how my skin is reacting to treatment is one that I feel genuinely cares about their clients. Establish that rapport with your clients, and you will be sure to get good reviews, referrals, and bookings!