5 Ways to Balance Beauty School and Life
Studying a beauty course takes up a lot of time – especially if you enrol in more than one. With both daytime and evening lessons on offer at places like our Norwich School of Hair & Beauty, plus homework to do, you may soon find yourself feeling like there aren’t enough hours in the day. This article lists five ways you can balance beauty school and your social life and/or part-time work too.
- Set a Timetable
Having a schedule for every day will help you to plan and prioritise. It’ll also help to prevent yourself from going off track as the visual will act as a deterrent – once you see how much work you have on, you may just turn down that late-night drink offer and get some much-needed sleep instead!
- Take Care of Yourself
It’s important to practise self-care anyway, but when you’re studying and trying to juggle a work-life balance, taking good care of yourself is paramount to ensure you don’t wear yourself out. Burning the candle at both ends without rest and recovery will only leave you feeling exhausted. In turn, this could then negatively affect your studies which are at your expense.
Set yourself a routine and stick to the same bedtime and waketime each day – the recommended amount of sleep is around 6-9 hours every night. Alongside this, establish a balanced diet with plenty of vitamins, minerals and water to keep your nutrition high. This will not only fuel your body, but your brain too, and you’ll need that for beauty school. Exercise is also a great way to keep your energy levels up and a de-stressing technique. Find something you enjoy and slot it into your schedule.
Entrepreneur Steven Bartlett @SteveBartlettSC summarises how your diet isn’t the only thing you should be keeping an eye on… ‘You have to realise your diet isn’t just what you eat; it’s what you watch and read, who you follow and who you spend time with. For a healthier mind, start by removing the junk from your diet.’
- Get Yourself a Study Buddy
Having someone to study with can be really beneficial to both your studies and your mental health. It’s particularly useful if you find someone with a similar work ethic and passion as you, or someone who encourages you to grow. Together as a team you can problem solve and overcome any issues. The IMC University in Australia highlights the following eight benefits of studying with a friend:
- It builds interpersonal skills
- Increases learning retention
- Improves your mood
- Amplifies your level of motivation
- Makes learning more enjoyable
- Strengthens your friendships
- Encourages you to think openly
- Develops new skills and habits
- Take Breaks and Spoil Yourself
Don’t forget to rest and recover every once in a while and treat yourself too. If you learn a new skill or smash a test – take it as an opportunity to celebrate and buy yourself something nice, or perhaps have a night off from studying. Just be ready to get back in the zone the next day so you don’t move too far away from your schedule.
- Focus on Your Goal
Keep focused and remind yourself what you’re aiming to achieve on a regular basis. Write down your goals and have plans behind them to make them a reality. Whenever you’re feeling stressed out, tired or unmotivated, take a look at your notes and refocus.
We hope you find these tips useful and we wish you the best of luck on your course.