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!
By Guest Blogger, Shirley Martin at Tidy Life Today.
I have been in this water business for almost 2 years! I have studied more about water than I ever thought was out there. It is a rabbit hole and truly feels like a calling. I have been in health and beauty for most of my life and this is a topic we missed out on. Even all the healers we interview on our podcast, many are just realizing how powerful this simple tool of good water is. They know how important it is yet we are not educated on quality vs. regular water.
As a Clinical Homeopath and wellness educator, I didn't know. I think it is in the back of our mind as we buy bottled water out of ease as it sits outside convenience stores, cases of it in the blazing sun. Does this end up in the refrigerator and then our body? Water, a powerful corrosive in plastic which leaches endocrine disrupters, creating to much estrogen in our body messing up our hormone balance. Here we think we are hydrating and we are adding dead water that is just filtered somewhere and who knows how long it has been sitting in that bottle? Yikes!
With such a push on health these days with all the illness and cancer about, water needs attention. Erin Brochovich is still around sharing dangerous water across the country. In many of the places I considered healthful like Vermont or even here in Colorado, the water has issues beyond. They don't properly supervise many industries from dumping in the water. If they get more regulated towards them, the businesses will leave their areas. Business is business. Oh my!
Filters are a must! If you don't have one, your body, your family is the filter of what is in the water. There are many units out there and most have a Britta. The Britta doesn't cut it for it is so limited in its support. Plastic housing systems can gather mold, a new problem so pay attention . Berkeys are popular but very inconvenient. They also were made for rain water collection. Any time water sits too long, it is considered dead. Water likes to move to, be fluid for the healthiest hydration.
I have seen many get Electrically Reduced Water (ERW) and alleviate heal ails There are so many studies under pubmed.org of the science and different health issues. A simple shift can change the way your body interacts and enhance all processes. I don't make health claims. The science of this ERW or Molecular Hydrogen water is well reported. It is easy to find. I lost weight, have greater energy, engage in high altitudes with no altitude sickness, sleep better and find my body feels better. I don't have any great health challenges yet the water is noticeable.
Be aware of this newer problem we are learning of about our water. We are over 70% water and it is needed in all our processes. I added a link below so you can see the actuality of the bottled water we consume. It is not a good health choice. Doing something for your water safety is an easy health solution to many of the common ails often created by dehydration which starts disease in our body. We aren't as flowing in our body and all gets thick and slow. Things can fester in stagnation in our body and in our water. 75% of us are chronically dehydrated!. That's crazy! The older you get the more dehydrated we are. It's culmulative effects from living create issues. Micro-clustered water supports you with the hydrogen charged to pull out antioxidants as well as get into our cells.
We often struggle to drink our 8 glasses of water for our body just doesn't want the water we give it. It is actually protecting itself from the acidity in most waters. Our water activates your thirst at first for it loves the cellular hydration! Even alkaline waters with additives offer minerals that can stay in our organs and create issues. We alkalize the water with electrolysis, mimicking lighting! Very fun.
I inspire you to take this seriously and notice what water you drink, how much, ponder if it really makes sense that it is healthy. Find filter solutions for yourself. I share Kangen ionizers and they do have a filter in them. It is a world wide company so it can be supplemented with filters for specific geographic locations. We sell Multipure filters as well if filters are all you are seeking. Depending on where you live, I can share info on all of this. It is my new soapbox and I love changing peoples lives so simply!
There are many strange things in our food which leads to our water through the cycle of life. We have antibiotics from livestock, peoples waste, other drugs as most water is recycled through a system and these odd contaminants on top of other pollution get in the cycle. Filter and ionize your water for the best solution. Be aware. This can change your well being forever with good, live, micro-clustered, hydrogen rich water. You too may become a water advocate!
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