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Member Update with Gayle Dube #3

Unity in the Aesthetic and Beauty Industry: Overcoming Burnout, Financial Strain, and Uncertainty Together

Through connecting with our members, the sentiment has been the same lately, an overwhelming feeling of uncertainty. We often find ourselves constantly striving for perfection however behind the scenes, the reality can be quite different. 

For some it's feeling mentally drained or complete burnout, and for others it's the burden of financial challenges that can leave us feeling isolated and alone. However, it is crucial to remember that we are not alone in these struggles. Now more than ever, it is essential for us to come together, support one another, and face the uncertainties of our industry and economy as a united front. This fortnight, I want to address these concerns and emphasise the power of unity in overcoming burnout, financial strain, and the uncertainties that surround our industry.

Understanding Burnout and Mental Drain: The aesthetic and beauty industry demands dedication, creativity, and energy. While we strive to make others feel beautiful, we must also prioritise our own well-being. It's easy to get caught up in the pressures of constant self-improvement and perfectionism, leading to burnout and mental exhaustion. However, it's essential to remember that these feelings are not unique to us individually. Many of our peers have faced or are currently facing similar struggles. By opening up, sharing experiences, and supporting one another, we can combat burnout, prioritise self-care, and create a healthier industry culture.

Navigating Financial Challenges: The Commonwealth Bank of Australia recently placed the odds of a recession this year at 50%, even coining the term "Sahm recession" to describe the potential economic downturn. The fear of financial instability can exacerbate feelings of isolation and stress. However, it's important to remember that we are not alone in this struggle. By seeking support from industry networks, exploring financial resources, and sharing tips and strategies for managing finances, we can help one another navigate these challenges. Together, we can find creative solutions, build resilience, and ensure financial well-being. Amongst the pressures and challenges of our industry, it is essential to prioritise mental health and well-being. We are here to support and uplift one another.

If you need any assistance please reach out to ABIC - we are here for you.

ACAP SafeSkin™ Registration Now Open!

You may have heard the exciting news that ACAP SafeSkin™ Certification has finally launched and ABIC members can now register!  Our certification sets the industry standard, ensuring consistent professional excellence, best practices, and safety. 

To learn more about ACAP SafeSkin™ Certification, visit our website and fill out the form to apply.  If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to call us at 1800MYABIC (1800 692 242) or email us at [email protected]

Be sure to catch our ACAP SafeSkin™ Facebook LIVE event  as well as our ABIC SafeSkin Certification article featured in the latest ABIC journal.

Written by Gayle 
ABIC Facilitation Manager


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