How to Boost Your Confidence and Reduce Stress During a Pandemic
The World Health Organization has made no announcements to declare the end of the pandemic. But, after nearly two years of global and personal upheaval, we are all ready for a bit of relief. Although you can’t control worldwide events, you can take steps to make the rest of the pandemic as stress-free as possible by preparing yourself for life when this is all over. Inner City Bliss explains how.
Money Makes Merry
Speaking of investments, a cash crunch can put a damper on your confidence-boosting efforts. Between job losses and high prices on basic goods and services, money can be a significant source of concern. Look for ways to give yourself a financial cushion. These might include dropping your cable, cooking more often, or refinancing your home. The latter of these options can also give you some extra money from your equity so that you can do things to improve your home’s value or simply increase your reserves in the bank.
Preparing for Performance
If you did lose your job during the pandemic, you may be ready to go back to work. But, competition is fierce, and you might have to do things, such as networking, to get your foot in the door. Another great way to make a good first impression: go back to school. Many employers actively look for mid and senior-level staff that are always working to better themselves and improve their business acumen. Consider taking courses in leadership, marketing, or business management. You can even go back to school without ever stepping foot onto a brick-and-mortar campus, so you can continue to work while you learn.
Improving Your Personal Appearance
While beauty is truly only skin deep, there are things you can do to make yourself look the way you want to feel. Start with a great new outfit. Look to popular trends like jumpsuits, blazers, joggers, and skirts that will make you look and feel like a million bucks. The same holds true for your loungewear and undergarments. Comfortable, stylish pieces can help you feel more at home in your body, which is a great way to feel empowered and inspired.
Let Go of Fear
In life, fear is typically what holds us back from being the best version of ourselves. Evaluate your fears, and then look for ways to conquer them. Two examples here are our traveling and public speaking. The A World Of Travel blog explains the many reasons to travel by yourself, including getting to know you and saving money on a thrilling experience. Traveling also gives you an opportunity to get to know people outside of your small circle, which can also come in handy if you’re looking to make friends (or network for your next career).
Public speaking is also another fear to master, and a great way to get over this is to sing your favorite song at the first karaoke bar you can find. It also helps to bring a few friends along. The best piece of advice is that to get over any of your fears, you must first accept them.
Okay, so you may not have plans to travel or to visit the local karaoke bar, but you can still find other ways to manage your fear. And Inner City Bliss is here to help. Whether you’re looking to let go of your past or learn how to love yourself, whether you’re seeking to become more mindful or discover how to meditate, we have programs to benefit anyone seeking a better quality of life so you can achieve your own inner bliss.
The world is changing, that’s evident. If you want to enjoy personal and professional success moving forward, you have to be ready to change with it. The best way to do so is to look for things within yourself that you can work on so that you emerge into a new world with less stress, more confidence, and a winning attitude. From traveling alone to choosing a new outfit that makes you look and feel your best, the few small tweaks to your lifestyle found above may be all you need to lead yourself right into the rest of your life with your head held high.
By April Meyers | Mind Body Health Solution