Are you finding yourself losing confidence and struggling to excel at things you once did? Well, it could be down to your lifestyle choices and the decisions you make on a daily basis. In this article, we explore four effective ways to help you recover your lost confidence by following a healthy lifestyle.
Set Realistic Goals
Avoid the common mistake of setting multiple goals and following none, channel your energy towards a select few which give your life meaning, and work towards achieving them.
First and foremost a goal needs to be something that motivates you, which makes you put in effort naturally without the need for external pressure. These can be activities you truly value such as creating art or expanding your business.
Second, make your goals time-bound. Create your deadlines and stick to them. Without deadlines you are more likely to keep delaying your goals, simply continuing the cycle of procrastination and ideation.
Third, write down your goals. Doing this makes your aim real and tangible, as it’s no longer just an idea in your mind, what you write serves as a reminder each day of what you have chosen to achieve. When in doubt, read your goals and timelines to provide you the focus and confidence for continuing to work towards it.
Be Smart with Finances
The pandemic has created a strain on people’s finances across the globe. However, each situation has a silver lining. To tackle economic slowdown governments have reduced interest rates on mortgages which as a homeowner you should take advantage of.
Refinancing your mortgage is a good method to reduce monthly expenses and increase liquidity. If you have lived in your home for numerous years, paid down a part of the mortgage, and built equity, opting for a cash-out refinance is the perfect way to counter financial issues caused by the pandemic.
With a cash-out refinance, your lender will dissolve your old mortgage and replace it with a new one with lower interest rates and monthly payments. Additionally, you can be eligible for up to 125% of cash-out based on your home’s value. And as the name suggests, this money is paid to you in cash to be used at your disposal. While you will owe a larger sum to the lender, you will pay significantly lower interest rates through a longer repayment period and more importantly have financial security through the pandemic.
According to a report by TechRepublic, more than 75% of respondents said they have faced burnout in the last year with COVID-19, work, and personal finances being the top stressors. The pandemic has pushed us all into unchartered territory, with prolonged periods spent indoors, the amalgamation of work and personal life, and constant uncertainty. But here’s how you can avoid burnout and maintain good mental and physical health:
- Schedule time each day towards things you love to do such as reading, watching a movie, journaling, exercising, etc.
- Fix your circadian rhythm by sleeping and waking at the same time, this helps you alleviate stress and feel active while you work.
- Connect with friends and family daily! Having a strong social circle provides you a sense of security, an avenue to express your feelings and gain assistance when needed.
If your current job has you feeling stressed and fatigued, it may be time to find new opportunities in your current field or start something completely new. You can use resume templates to create a stellar eye-catching resume sure to attract the attention of employers. Once you’ve chosen a template, you can add your own copy, font, and background images.
Have a Skincare Routine
Having a skincare routine can provide you with something to look forward to each day and help reduce stress and feelings of helplessness. You can decide to follow your routine in the morning before you tackle the day or at night to help your wind down. As reported by Everyday Health, the anticipation of having such a routine leads to the release of various chemicals in the brain which promote happiness and upliftment of mood.
When following a skincare routine, you make the conscious decision to prioritize your health allowing you to feel in control and improve confidence.
As you implement these changes to your routine, you will notice your confidence rising, improving your ability to tackle challenges.
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