SEVEN TIPS TO MANAGE SELF CARE LIKE A PRO
We lead increasingly busy lives not thinking twice before putting self-care on the back burner. A lifestyle that can quickly take its toll on our wellbeing. Learn how to prioritize self-care and manage your time like a pro with these seven self-care tips!
1. CREATE A SELF-CARE PLAN
A self-care plan helps guide you in promoting your health and supports your overall wellbeing. Having a good plan in place will help you find motivation and create even more purpose for your day or week. Download our self-care planner and checklist for some structure and work towards ticking off one task per day.
2. MASTER YOUR EXERCISE ROUTINE
Take up a new exercise that you enjoy, whether it is yoga, home workouts, or a couple of minutes of meditation. Listen in on tips from industry professionals on How to Look After Yourself.
3. SEIZE THE DAY
The prospect of trying to structure your day can seem daunting but it’s important to map your day out to identify priorities and carve out some 'me' time. Use this time as an opportunity to try out a new hobby, take a walk, read a new book – whatever makes you happy. If you’re in need of some inspiration, check out these top tips from some of the industry’s best in the video below.
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4. ENHANCE YOUR CAPABILITIES
Whether it’s smoking a cocktail or learning the art of a well-made highball, now is the time to finesse those skills and techniques. Practice those tricky serves that you haven’t had time to master, check out the Little Black of Highballs for the latest highball creations from around the world, or our masterclass filled with tips from industry pros Ryan Chetiyawardana and Lauren Mote on how to master low and no cocktails.
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5. RELAXATION IS ON THE HORIZON
If you’re used to being on your feet for 10+ hours a day, the reality of chilling out at home might come as a shock at first. Make the most of this opportunity to relax and recalibrate. It’s times like this that the best ideas, and best you, can be refined. Have a listen to tips from wellness guru Camille Vidal’s tips on our Industry After-Hours masterclass or take a bath and listen to a podcast episode, or even get a handle on your stress levels with Laura Green’s amazing breathing techniques.
6. LET’S TAKE THIS ONLINE
Most bar professionals are used to having 1:1 time with customers and colleagues – and vice versa - so it’s important to keep those relationships going with alternative communication while restrictions are in place. Keep in contact with customers by hosting an interactive tasting or pub quiz. Take your team training online by sharing one of our Bar Management videos.
7. IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU
What motivates and inspires you will differ from the next person – so it’s important to identify and understand the things that make you happy in order to be the best person you can be.
- A weekly plan will help keep you motivated
- Stay healthy by incorporating exercise into your routine
- Make time to learn a new skill
- Find the right balance between relaxing and keeping active
- Keep in contact with your customers and colleagues online