It goes without saying that we find ourselves in a strange time in history, with the Coronavirus pandemic having changed the way we work, interact and socialise on every level. This has led to many reports focused on the rise in depression during lockdown, with worry, stress and panic being things we have all felt since the virus made its way from Asia.
Here at Glamdeva, we have been busy implementing some new features on our website, and trying to keep spirits high by helping all our providers plan for the future. Below, we share some ideas and advice on how to remain positive during the pandemic.
Stay in touch
While it seems like the world has come to a standstill, there is no reason you should feel alone during lockdown, even if you are self-isolating. Staying in touch with friends and family over the phone, email and social media will help you stay connected and retain some normality. Whether it be a quick chat with your best friend over the phone or a Zoom quiz with your family, remaining sociable is essential.
Limit how much news you are consuming
Although it is always good to be informed when it comes to current affairs, the media is renowned for only reporting on bad/negative news. If you are consuming this all day, every day, it will understandably give you a negative outlook on life and the pandemic. This is why limiting the amount of news you consume is advised in order to maintain positive.
While we are eager to stay positive, the seriousness of the pandemic cannot be underplayed. However, embracing the changes is the only way you can stay sane. Remember, staying alert, exercising once a day and staying 2 meters away from people when carrying out essential duties are all things put in place to put an end to these challenging times.
Remaining positive throughout the whole pandemic can be challenging at the best of times. But there are small things we can implement to ensure that our day starts off on a positive note. Getting dressed and applying some makeup can be uplifting and help change your mindset. If applying makeup doesn’t sound appealing right now starting a new skincare routine can help break old routine and divert your thoughts elsewhere.
Plan for the future
Life may be challenging right now but it won’t always be. For this reason, planning for the future is a must. This is especially important from a business perspective. For hair and makeup artists, there are plenty of things you can do to ensure your return to work is a great experience. From contacting customers to practicing new techniques and marketing your services online, keeping active will help you stay positive during the pandemic.
If you are looking to secure bookings post-lockdown, then be sure to set up a free Glamdeva professional account, allowing you to connect with customers in your area and promote your services to the world!