Most working women – no matter how much success they find – tend to be excruciatingly hard on themselves and neglect the importance of self-care. “It is just too hard to find the time,” they proclaim, while also recognizing that they are burning the candle at both ends.
If you are a working woman, then you probably know how challenging it can be to look after yourself when you are in the middle of a project or a deadline. However, there is only one of you, and you need to be taking care of yourself if you are going to continue living a healthy and productive life.
To help you avoid burnout, here are four self-care tips that are ideal for today’s working women.
1. Look after your hands.
If your hands and fingers are necessary for furthering your career, then it is essential that you give them the TLC that they deserve so that they can continue helping you pare down your daily to-do list.
In addition to lavishing them with lovely-smelling hand cream to ensure they don’t get too dry, you may also want to take them for the best manicure in Dubai (or wherever you reside). Not only will manicured hands look pretty while you type away, replying to emails, but manicures also improve your blood circulation, improve the health of your nails, de-stress your body, and keep your hands feeling soft and moisturized.
2. Invest in a facial.
In the hustle and bustle of the day-to-day grind, it can be easy to forget to treat yourself every once in a while. This is your reminder that it is perfectly fine to take a time-out from the world of work every once in a while. It will be even more rejuvenating if you opt to spend this time without your phone and laptop.
One of the best ways to achieve this inner bliss is by booking yourself a facial at your local beauty salon. After all, not only are facials a fantastic way to indulge in some self-care, but they also have a wide variety of benefits for your skin.
Facials cleanse your skin, help to prevent aging, and increase blood circulation. They also help to rejuvenate and protect your skin from harmful lifestyle and pollution factors. Moreover, facials help your skin to detox, and they treat acne while eliminating whiteheads and blackheads.
If all that weren’t enough, after a facial, you can expect your skin to look tighter and your dark circles to appear reduced. If you are unsure about which facial to try, go for a Dermalogica Facial as they are highly personalized to the needs of your skin and suitable for all skin types.
3. Watch your back.
As a working woman, you probably spend a significant amount of time hunched over your laptop, tapping away at the keyboard. While this position may be helping you get your work done, it isn’t doing a lot of good for your back and shoulders.
To help decrease the stress you are putting on this part of your body, opt to get yourself a laptop stand and bluetooth mouse and keyboard. This setup will make a considerable difference in protecting your back. Furthermore, look to indulge in regular massages as these are proven to be an effective treatment for diminishing stress, pain, and muscle tension.
4. Take a walk every day.
No matter what kind of work you do, there is a good chance that you spend many days sitting in the same position for hours on end, only moving to take another sip of coffee. You are probably aware that this much sitting is not beneficial to your health, which is why it is essential that you do something every day that gets your blood flowing.
Ideally, you would look to raise your heart rate for at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week. However, even just a swift walk around your neighborhood can make a noticeable difference.
How do you look after yourself and practice self-care as a working woman? Do you like to indulge in any beauty salon special services? Do you have any routines and rituals that you follow at home to help you continue to do your best? Let us know in the comments below!
Hillary Kozma is the Owner/Managing Director/Creative Director of Kozma&Kozma Salon. Having built the foundation of her skills with an apprenticeship under a direct protege of Vidal Sassoon, Hillary and her husband opened Glow American Salon in Qatar in 2007 before expanding to Dubai as Kozma&Kozma in 2016. Hillary is hailed by the media as a “pioneer in her field” for introducing new talents, concepts, philosophies, and techniques to the Middle East.