September 25, 2023
How To Balance Life and Beauty School
Embarking on a journey to beauty school can be both exhilarating and challenging, as it requires dedication, passion, and a commitment to personal growth. However, amidst the whirlwind of classes, assignments, and practical training, it’s crucial to maintain a sense of equilibrium in your life. Although it can be challenging, it is not only beneficial but essential that you find a way to balance life and beauty school. While you work to create a better future for yourself and those around you, you shouldn’t sacrifice being in the here and now with them.
In this blog, we will explore valuable strategies and practical tips to help you strike a balance between your studies and other aspects of your life.
Understand Your Priorities
The first step when finding your balance is to understand what is most important to you and how to fit all of it into one seven-day week.
Assessing Your Personal Goals and Priorities
Your first step is to understand what your priorities are. There are only so many hours in the day, so what do you absolutely need to fit into those hours? School will be one of them, and work may also be one; there are likely family obligations as well. On top of those priorities, you also want to fill in the gaps with personal goals that you want to achieve, like exercising or writing in a journal.
Identifying Key Areas That Need Attention
Not every priority will need as much attention as others, so it is vital to identify which of those priorities require more of your time and energy. You can focus more on those needs until they are balanced with other areas of your life.
Manage Your Time
Effective time management is critical when it comes to balancing your priorities. There are only so many hours in a day, and they are fleeting, especially if you don’t spend them wisely. Create a calendar or other time management system and stick to it for the best results.
Establish a Schedule
The best way to find balance is to create a schedule and stick to it. As the chaos of life unfolds, it is easy to lose track of time and not have enough hours in the day to get everything done. Use a traditional paper planner or mobile software to create a schedule with dedicated time slots for class time, studying, work, and personal needs. Those dedicated time slots will keep you present to accomplish what you need in that time frame and not make you feel burnt out by stacking everything on top of each other.
Effective Time Management Strategies
Saying you need to manage your time better and actually doing it are two entirely different things. Here are a few strategies to help you better manage your time.
It’s not always easy, especially when you lead a busy life, but organization is vital to effective time management. Doing things like keeping your space decluttered, maintaining a detailed calendar, and taking notes about anything and everything will help control the chaos.
No one is super-human, and it is possible that you simply have too much to do in a day. So, don’t be afraid to delegate some of your responsibilities to friends and family so you can focus on what needs to get done to move you forward.
This is one that many people struggle with, but it is okay to say no sometimes. If someone asks you to do something that will derail your time-management plan for the day, it is acceptable to politely decline.
Get Support When Needed
Again, no one can do it all, and asking for help is okay. If you feel like you are struggling, contact your school to see what resources they have for you academically and personally. They may have leads on everything you need, from study groups and tutoring to therapy and job placement.
Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
One of the key ways to maintain balance in everything we do in life is to maintain our physical and mental health. When you are busy from sun up to sun down, finding time to exercise or cook healthy meals can be challenging. It is absolutely vital that you find time to take care of yourself mentally and physically, even if that means sneaking in a walk during your lunch break or pounding out a few pushups before bed.
While there is a lot of emphasis on physical health in beauty school – especially since you stand in static positions for long hours – there should also be an emphasis on mental health. When your days are packed, you will be tired, and it will wear on you mentally. For this reason, you should devise some stress relief techniques that work for you. Yoga, meditation, and journaling are just a few suggestions for caring for stress management.
When stress is high, it is easy to lose sight of why you joined beauty school to begin with. Stay motivated by joining communities in person or online dedicated to beauty-related activities. Another idea is to subscribe to as many beauty and fashion magazines as you can to stay on top of new trends and keep that passion ignited.
Improvise, Adapt, Overcome
John Lennon once said, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making plans.” It doesn’t matter how much planning you do or how organized you are; sometimes, things don’t work out as planned. Just because you have a bad day or even a bad week doesn’t mean you have to throw in the towel.
Finding that perfect balance between school and life won’t always be easy, but it will get easier. Be flexible and make adjustments where necessary to ensure that you stay on track. Most importantly, please don’t be too hard on yourself when things don’t go how you expected them. Being too negative won’t fix anything, but it will affect your mood and make it harder for you to motivate yourself.
Now, Make Your Dreams Come True
Finding a balance between life and school won’t be easy, but anything worthwhile rarely is. When you have the right tools and the dedication to make that balance work, you will accomplish great things.
Let us be a part of it! Contact us to start your enrollment and fulfill your dreams of becoming a beauty professional!