So, if you have been following the guide … you’ve made some appointments for your skin, your hair, and perhaps even eyelash extensions. That’s great. You deserve to treat yourself.
And treating yourself should happen regularly.
Day 28 : January 28
Prepare a beauty calendar for the next 8 months or for the full year!
A beauty calendar can help you stay on track of all the appointments for the one thing that matters the most : your wellness. Yes, many will say wellness is more about your internal health – like doctors appointments, therapy appointments, etc. – but wellness can also be nurtured by taking care of your beauty needs and giving you the opportunity to take care of you in ways that make you FEEL good about you. When you feel good about you, you’re mentally and emotionally happy … and happy is definitely a part of wellness. We tend to push aside our beauty appointments because we seem them as unimportant or not urgent … but your wellness IS priority.
Whether you use your Hobonichi planner, or that boy band calendar you received as a stocking stuffer this past holiday season, start looking ahead and the next 8 to 12 months. Start making notes on the days that you should :
- See your stylist for a trim, cut, or colour
- Book in your next facial
- Get a Brazilian
- Enjoy a therapeutic massage
There are many more beauty appointments you could include, but you get the idea. In addition, your calendar should include important event dates – ones where you’ll want to seek some professional beauty services in preparation for. Your cousin’s wedding, your high school reunion, your industry’s annual gala. This way, you’ll note to make any one-off appointments (manicures, pedicures, eyelash extensions) close to the event date.
The days that you mark can be used as loose placeholders too … you don’t have to make any appointments for that specific day – but you want to stay within range of it. When you see it in your calendar it will trigger your brain to book and KEEP your appointment just like you would any other appointment you have. Preparing in advance is like 98% away from success!
TIP : Colour-coding! Colour coding your different appointments and service providers can keep you focused.
HOMEWORK : Aim to do at least 6 months if 8 or 12 seem daunting!