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 prioritise 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 support your overall wellbeing. Having a good plan in place will help you find motivation and create even more purpose to 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 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 inspo, 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 Business of Bars 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.
FRESH THINKING AWAY FROM THE BAR
Award-winning food, drink and personal development writer Rebecca Seal, explains how solitude can be a catalyst for creativity and shares tips on how to survive and thrive when faced with this reality.
BAR CHAT: NEW FLAVOURS & EMERGING TRENDS
Ryan Chetiyawardana a.k.a Mr Lyan and Grace Ramirez a.k.a Chef Grace bring their combined personal and practical experience of flavour to this episode of the Bar Chat podcast.
MASTERCLASS: AN EXPERT GUIDE TO LEADING WELL
Join JJ Goodman, founder of the London Cocktail Club and Madeleine Geach, Head of Culture at Hawksmoor, as they share their insider expertise and guidance on how to lead effectively during this challenging time.
INDUSTRY AFTER HOURS
Global Cocktailian Lauren Mote and Mark Moriarty sharing their top tips and advice on how to achieve a more sustainable lifestyle.
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