It’s vital for us to work to remain grounded during these difficult times. We are experiencing something unprecedented in our history. It’s OK to feel quite stressed, especially because, as beauty pros, we are unable to work in this environment. It’s just not advisable to be close to others right now, in our temporary era of physical distancing. (I prefer the term physical distancing, as opposed to social distancing, which seems to connote begin antisocial.)
But regarding the high-stress and anxiety factors, it’s up to each one of us as to what exactly we do with that stress, and how we process that stress.
It’s important, now more than ever, to breathe properly. A simple deep breath can make a huge difference in our day. Remember to take time to do simple deep breathing, wherever you are, to keep yourself calm. One deep breath can relax you and recenter you.
Take it a step further by regularly practicing meditation and deep breathing. Incorporate a practice like this into your daily routine. Now is a great time to learn how to do this for yourself. It doesn’t take much. Sit for a few minutes and take some deep breaths. Find a quiet place in your home (or outside) to do this. You can study proper yogic breathing online. You can Google alternate nostril breathing, and use this as your breathing practice. Then take a few minutes after the breathing to write out how you’re feeling. All of our feelings during this crazy time are valid and important. How we process them is more important. By getting them out and writing them out, we no longer have to hold onto them, but can release and surrender them, and feel better.
If you have interest in learning more about breathing or meditation, feel free to email me at [email protected]. I regularly offer one-on-one and classroom training for stylists on many topics, anything from haircolor to salon ownership to meditation and many others. And join me at my Red Carpet Reds Master Class July 12 at my studio in West Hollywood! Thank you for reading and stay safe and healthy!