Boost Your Confidence and Look Your Best With These Lifestyle Changes
How do you boost your confidence? That’s a question many people have been asking themselves during the pandemic as they try to get back to a familiar routine, but there isn’t just one simple answer. Feeling and looking better can go a long way toward elevating your self-esteem, but getting there requires a different journey for everyone. There are some lifestyle changes that can help, such as adding an easy-to-maintain workout routine to your schedule or learning to say “no” when you can’t give your time or energy to someone else. However, you can also make some aesthetic changes that will help you look your absolute best, such as giving your wardrobe a makeover or getting your makeup done. Here are some tips shared by Serenity Therapy on how to feel and look better every day.
You may not even realize how much your surroundings affect your mood, but a dirty or cluttered home can take a heavy toll on the way you feel. If you and your family have been arguing or dealing with negative energy lately, take a look around your house and assess each area. Open the windows to let in fresh air and light, add some live greenery, and declutter every space. Getting organized is an easy way to boost your mental health, especially if you work from home or have been spending a lot of time there during the pandemic.
Change Up Your Wardrobe
The clothes you wear can have just as much an effect on your mood and confidence level as your surroundings, especially at work. Studies have shown that elevating your wardrobe can help your coworkers and superiors view you as more confident and professional, which in turn can help you maintain eye contact and even straighten your posture. You don’t have to break your budget to boost your style; pull items from your closet that you know work for your body type and look for ways to change them up. Invest in classic pieces that can be mixed and matched with items you already own. Take a look on Pinterest, social media, or fashion blogs to gain inspiration for some new style choices.
Get Enough Rest
One activity that has an effect on both your physical and mental health is sleep, and if you’re not getting enough of it you might find it difficult to concentrate at work or to moderate your mood. Not only should your sleep environment be as comfortable as possible, you should also make more time to rest during the day. While not everyone can afford to take a nap in the afternoon, there are small ways you can learn to relax and give your body and mind a break, such as practicing yoga at your desk or unplugging from technology for a bit. Sit outside on your lunch break and soak up some sun, which is great for your health but also helps you reset your inner clock for better nighttime rest.
Practice Mindful Eating
Another lifestyle change that can affect both your physical and mental health is the way you eat. Read up on the benefits of organic foods, plant-based diets, foods that help you sleep better, and foods that help with bone and joint health. Even if you tend to steer clear of junk food, it can only help in the long run to be more educated about where your food comes from and how to make it work to your advantage.
Looking and feeling your best doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. Think of small ways you can boost your confidence every day, from keeping your home clean to changing up your wardrobe, so you can be the best possible version of yourself.
Serenity Therapy provides services for autism spectrum disorder, counseling for anxiety, and EMDR via telehealth. To learn more, please call 918-973-0054.
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