If you are looking for a well-needed confidence boost from time to time, then there are a few things you can do to really help you along the way.
It’s now 2020 – a fresh shiny new year. But if you’ve entered 2020 feeling a little flat, and aren’t sure how to lift your mind and your mindset, then don’t worry: you won’t be alone.
It’s no secret nowadays that the world is becoming increasingly more stressful to live in, and when we start to deal with this stress on a daily basis, it’s easy for our confidence to take a huge knock.
In this post, we’re going to be looking at a few small things that could really give you a well-deserved confidence boost. It’s just about keeping them in mind, and applying them to your daily life without forcing them.
Why We All Need A Boost
In today’s world, there is nothing more important than taking care of our mental health. While it may seem like quite a shocking figure, 1 in 4 people will suffer from a mental health issue at some point in their life, but it’s important to recognise that there are little things that can be done to help avoid these issues.
The main thing we are all guilty of is not indulging in the things we enjoy the most. Taking time out, doing something that makes us smile, being selfish with our time. While we can’t always put ourselves first, it’s important to get used to dedicating some time to making yourself happy, in which the options below may help…
A Little Retail Therapy
If you are looking for a simple solution when it comes to regaining a little lost confidence, one of the best things you can do is get shopping. Honestly, shopping – whether alone or with friends – opens your eyes to the outside world, it lets you develop feelings of love and want, and acts as a lovely day out!
What a lot of people fail to realise is the psychological benefits of a little shopping and how much it can improve the way we act and feel. One of the best things you can look for when shopping that will give you a boost is finding yourself a few new outfits. Think about the feelings that arise when you try on a gorgeous new coat. It almost overhauls your mind!
When you improve your wardrobe, you get a sudden boost of confidence that will change the way you look, act and feel and it will be noticeable to everybody around you.
Of course, if you really want to add a little extra boost to your confidence, you could take some bigger leaps and consider a new car, but if that’s a bit steep for you how about private number plates? These totally give you and your car the ‘wow’ factor, offering a personalised stamp to your vehicle. Driving in style? Oh yes!
A Little Diet, A Little Exercise
While there are fitness gurus galore telling you that this is the year to get in shape, and you are going to need to pay an extortionate amount for their secrets, there are ways to give yourself a boost that won’t cost you a thing.
If you feel a little downtrodden and exhausted, this can often lead to some bigger issues, so there are a few simple steps you can take that will have you feeling much better.
Be aware of the foods you eat on a daily basis. Are you getting enough vitamins? Is your diet balanced enough? Then, take a look at your exercise regime. It might be worth wearing a smart watch for a while to track your steps and activity to really get a true idea.
By cutting out processed foods and takeaways and getting out and taking a little walk from time to time, you will find that your mental health benefits quite exponentially. It really is as easy as that. Diet and exercise are two of the most important things you need to monitor when it comes to keeping yourself boosted.
Treat Yourself Once a Week
This doesn’t have to be something massive, it can simply be 30 minutes peace and quiet, listening to a podcast sat in Starbucks with an almond milk hot chocolate (or whatever your beverage of choice is!).
Think about what would make you feel relaxed and happy, even if just for 30 minutes once a week. When you have thought about what that could be, work it into your week. It might be having an hours soak in the bath listening to your favourite radio station un-interrupted. Have a think!