However, we’ve all taken breaks or even vacations where you feel like you need a break from your break. That’s why we’re here to talk about what self-care isn’t, so you can actually benefit from it instead of feeling more burnt out.
Is it selfish?
PMU artists do a lot of caretaking, whether it’s taking care of clients, training other artists, or keeping their families going. In short, as a beauty business owner, you’re giving energy to growing your business and honing your craft.
That’s why self-care needs to be selfish sometimes. When you’re on for people all day -- including being available on social media and through messages -- work never ends.
Setting boundaries is selfish, and it’s also one of the best things you could do for self-care.
What does it look like?
Self-care is paying attention to your physical, mental and emotional well-being.
It can be running a bubble bath or making a doctor’s appointment. It could be sleeping/taking a nap or going to yoga. It could be treating yourself or it could cost nothing at all.
Some activities that may look like self-care, doesn’t actually restore you. For example, bingeing on a show or scrolling through social media is a form of unwinding, but it doesn't necessarily restore you from burnout.
When does it happen?
We’re big fans of routines, and this applies to self-care. It doesn’t happen one day a week -- make space and set boundaries for your body and soul every day. It means setting a block of time to be productive, and being just as intentional about setting time to just be.
Self-care is ultimately about honoring yourself -- physically, mentally, and emotionally. Because you deserve it.
We want to know what self-care means to you. Share your tips in the comments!