After spending over a year with almost nothing on your social schedule because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you might feel a little bit anxious about re-entering society and focusing on new goals. Maybe you’ve only interacted with your coworkers for months, or maybe you’ve been working from home with all of your conversations mediated by a screen. But you can get back into the swing of things and adjust to socializing again with these tips from Lyn Hicks!
Seek Encouragement and Support
There is an abundance of help available via the web these days, and if you’re struggling with the thought of socializing or going back to the office, you might want to take advantage of the many resources available. From guided meditations to TED talks, tune into some encouraging words when you’re running errands, going for a walk, or just lounging about. You can always slip in some earbuds for privacy’s sake.
Bear in mind that if you feel alone in your quest for confidence, you can always connect with a peer support group. This could come in the form of a friend, mentor, or online community. And of course, there are always therapists that you can turn to for counselling.
If you stayed home throughout the year, you may have abandoned the routines that used to keep you on track during the workweek. But sticking to routines is key for maintaining your health, getting organized, and making time for the things that really matter, like working towards your goals. Aim to develop a new morning and evening routine to start each day on the right foot and fall asleep more easily at night. Zen Business has some additional stress management tips that can help you, too. When your life is in order, you’ll have plenty of time for your old hobbies and reconnecting with friends!
Change Up Your Wardrobe
Sometimes, switching up your style can give you a much-needed boost of self-confidence! If your wardrobe is feeling a little stale after months without shopping, it’s time to treat yourself to a few new items. For instance, you could pick up new, comfortable workout leggings, a couple of nice tops, a new pair of jeans, or trendy shoes.
There is nothing like exercise to put you in a positive mood and give you a jolt of confidence after the COVID-19 pandemic! Plus, purchasing new workout clothes will definitely motivate you to hit the gym or exercise outdoors. If you put fitness on hold during the lockdowns, don’t push yourself too hard at first. Practice Plus Group recommends giving yourself lots of breaks during workouts, fueling your body with protein-packed meals and snacks, and leaving time to properly warm up and cool down.
Finally, it never hurts to spend some time pampering yourself! By incorporating self-care into your schedule, you’ll look and feel great when it’s time to go back to work or head to a social gathering. On weekends, you might want to have DIY home spa days - you can make face masks from ingredients in your pantry and soak in a bubble bath to relax. You can also create a skin care routine with a few basic products that will give you a healthy glow. As you build up your confidence after the COVID-19 pandemic, self-care is a must.
The past year may have taken a toll on your overall well being. At times, it can feel tempting to continue eschewing social invitations - but right now, everyone feels a little nervous about returning to their old social scene. With these tips, you can approach interactions with confidence after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lyn Hicks has a passion to awaken others to their true joy through play and relaxation! Mentor, Teacher and Writer on The Feminine Way of living! She’d love to hear from you!
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