Being a business owner is not easy. It is full of responsibilities and stresses of every kind. From coming up with new ways to market to your clients, to managing your finances, as well as expanding your growing business comes with its share of hurdles and wins.
To be successful in the growth of your business, your mind, emotions, and body need to be at peak performance to keep up with this positive momentum.
Here are some helpful tips to improve your mental health and wellbeing and being a better salon, spa, or barbershop entrepreneur.
- Pace Yourself – Successful business owners don’t do everything that needs to be done on their to-do list all at once. They prioritize what needs immediate attention first and complete them one at a time. Seems simple, right? …Yes, I hear you …easier said than done.
Struggling to keep-up with your well-being will require you to pivot your wellness routine to meet the ever changing demands.
One great way to prevent getting overwhelmed or burned out is to get clarity on everything at hand. A lot of times we run a loop in our heads of what needs to be done, who needs us, and how to handle it all. That inner dialog feels like it’s going a hundred miles a minute. Slowing down and dumping all those tasks on paper seems too simple. It is, and totally effective!
Sorting all your tasks into groups then adding approximate time to complete each task is the best way to block the time and add to your schedule. It is highly recommended to delegate some tasks that don’t make you money, so you focus on what is the most productive for you and your business.
- Healthy Mind – There is no doubt that we have all faced stresses in business and life. As a business owner, however, you need to be emotionally sound and stable. Cool, calm, and collected when processing hardship and stress is ideal but not always the case sometimes. Most of the time the reactions to the stress have nothing to do with the actual situation and in turn make the matters worse.
The recent isolation from our family, friends, clients, and colleagues has created a swarm of emotional upsets and depressions. Even when we get the chance to see more people, some have a hard time relating again. Signing up for programs that focus on mental and emotional wellness is a great way to support our social and emotional wellbeing. There are many resources and counseling that can help increase your productivity and create a happier, healthier you. You deserve the support and your clients will thank you for it.
- Strong Body – Taking control of your health is more important than ever. Many salon professionals have been closed for long periods of time causing some to get a bit stiff. You have heard the term, “If you don’t use it, you lose it.” Well, now that most salon pros are back to work, it’s time to flex our muscles.
Creating a physical routine that incorporates stretching like yoga and Pilates is vital to maintaining a flexible and sustainable body. Moving your body to build strength helps support your muscles to endure those long hours at the salon, spa or barbershop. By doing so, this will help in reducing pain and injury when serving our clients.
- Healthy Lifestyle – Entrepreneurs are always on the go. Many times, we forget to take care of ourselves especially in what we eat at the salon, if we remember to. For optimum focus, choosing better eating habits helps to fuel the whole body and mind.
Supplementing your body to replenish those missing vitamins and minerals can have a huge impact in the way our body’s immune system and mind perform. Not to mention the health of our skin and hair.
So, carve out some time to take care of yourself. All it takes is deciding which wellness regimen will work for you and your salon suite space. Daily progress is better than perfect.
If not now, then when? You’re worth it!
Rosey Ibarra, is a celebrity stylist, American Board Certified Haircolorist, multiple salon owner, CA realtor, and the CEO/Founder of Social Salon Suites in Glendale, CA. As a salon industry veteran and business entrepreneur for over 28 years, Rosey is a strong advocate and passionate spokesperson on behalf of her peers. Inspired by her own profitable experience as a salon suites business leader, Rosey is dedicated to sharing her path to success to help others through education and advocacy. Her newest entrepreneurial endeavor, The Rosey Ibarra Co., is her direct way of guiding and reaching out to salon owners and stylists to ‘level up’ from business status quo to ‘find their own suite spot of salon owner success’. You can reach Rosey at Rosey@SocialSalonSuites.com.