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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people in many different ways. Maybe your finances took a hit, or you gained a few “pandemic pounds.” If you are looking to improve your self-confidence as you emerge from lockdown and get back to normal, STSFit presents the following four areas to focus on.
The lockdowns and stress of the pandemic may have negatively affected your outlook on life and yourself. To combat this and return to a more positive state of mind, consider reading inspirational books and watching positive television shows.
Mayo Clinic suggests adjusting your thought processes to improve self-esteem. Be mindful of negative thoughts (what causes them and when they occur, for example). When you identify a negative thought, work to replace it with a more positive one. Seek professional help if you are experiencing severe distress.
Poor health can also affect your outlook, and many of us neglected that aspect of our lives during the pandemic. Begin eating more nutritious meals by replacing one meal or snack with a healthier alternative. When that is routine, swap out another. Start getting back into shape by gradually starting to exercise. Quality headphones, such as those manufactured by Apple, can help make workouts more enjoyable.
Due to concerns about contracting COVID-19, many people skipped their routine medical appointments. Now is the time for a healthcare catch-up. Visit your dentist and general physician for checkups, and make appointments with any specialists for specific health concerns, even just virtually. If you do not have health insurance, WellRX explains it is still possible to get reasonably priced routine medical care. Check out nearby dental schools for cost-effective dental care.
Many people find that when they focus on their health, their self-image improves. However, others might want to make a few more adjustments as they return to regular interactions with friends and family.
A simple makeover can boost confidence. Replace cosmetics that have gone unused and expired. Online color matchers are available to help you select products for your skin tone. Schedule an appointment with your hairdresser for a trim or a whole new style. If you neglected skincare during the era of social distancing, now is a good time to start back. Consider refreshing your closet to upgrade your look.
Many people have experienced financial hardship lately. Depending on your situation, financial recovery may take a while. However, there are several areas that you can work on now to get on track. Call your utility companies to make sure you are getting the most competitive prices available. If there are other providers in the area, call them and see if they can give you a better deal. Compare fees and interest rates on all financial accounts to ensure you are getting the best rates. Track your spending. Knowing where your money goes is the only way you can make fully informed adjustments and improve your situation.
If you own your home, you may be able to refinance and get a better rate. Some data shows that many homeowners who refinanced in 2020 were able to secure a lower interest rate.
The pandemic has affected lives in numerous ways. After more than a year of social distancing, you may feel less confident as you return to normal activities, and that’s OK. Identify the areas you want to work on and get started. It may take some time, but you can feel more confident.
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