Rebuilding Self-Belief

Guest Post – Confidence Is King – Rebuilding Self-Belief After COVID-19

The pandemic is on the way out, and it is possible to rebuild your self-confidence and live your best life as we collectively reintegrate with society.

In recent years, many people have lost self-confidence – and can you blame them? COVID-19 and the economic hardship it caused have led to sweeping changes in both personal and public lives. But the pandemic is on the way out, and it is possible to rebuild your self-confidence and live your best life as we collectively reintegrate with society.

Not sure where to start? Professor Pete Alexander’s blog has over 100 different ways to help you boost your self-confidence and rebuild belief in yourself so you can achieve your goals with gusto.

Implement Destress Routines

For starters, consider destress routines every time you come home from work or when you feel anxious or tired. Destressing routines can include:

  • Meditating regularly to clear your mind of problematic thoughts
  • Enjoying a recreational hobby
  • Having at least one friend or family member who you can vent to when the going gets tough
  • Listening to calming music when you get home from work
  • Replacing certain decorations in your home or apartment with pleasing alternatives, like green plants.

Keeping your stress levels low is key to building yourself back up and pursuing your goals with vigor.

Get (and Stay) Fit

Exercise is key to a healthy body, but it’s also important for a healthy mind! The healthiest, least stressed individuals are those who maintain excellent exercise routines, including cardio workouts and lifting regimens.

If you get and stay fit, you’ll feel better and look better at the same time. Plus, your self-confidence will skyrocket because you’ll be more physically capable in practical terms, as well.

Make a Career Shift

For many, a job is just something to bring home money. But you can start off this new step in your journey the right way by deciding what career you want for your professional future and going for it!

Making a career shift is the best way to get out of the COVID funk and get back on track to pursuing your goals. Lots of people had their career ambitions or goals stalled because of the pandemic. But it’s time to get back on the proverbial horse and chase your dreams. Consider tackling a new career ASAP, especially if your current job is making you stressed.

If the ideal career for you isn’t yet in reach, consider going back to school to boost your career prospects. Online degrees in psychology, for example, will allow you to learn key skills like research methods, data analysis and organization, and important elements of human psychological processes and habits. Even better, many of the best online degree programs will give you the flexibility you need to complete your education while balancing workplace or family responsibilities.

Redo Your Wardrobe

As visual creatures, we humans also feel better when we look phenomenal. You may be able to trick your mind into thinking “new clothes, new me” when you redo your wardrobe and pick out new clothes that look and feel great on your body.

Redoing your wardrobe can also make you feel confident when you go into a public place or when you show up for a job interview for your new career choice. Have some fun with it, wear something you’ve never worn before, and take a good look at yourself in the mirror. Smile!

Have a New Adventure!

Lastly, you could rebuild your self-confidence and learn to enjoy life again after COVID by taking yourself on a new adventure. Whether it’s taking a short vacation, going on a solo hike, or visiting friends or family members you haven’t seen in years, treat yourself to a journey that promises excitement and pleasure.

Adventures are the best ways to appreciate life in all of its rich color and glory. By getting out of your regular routine, you’ll learn to see the world as it was before the pandemic. Who knows? You may even regain some of your pre-COVID energy once more.

About the Author:

Cheryl Conklin
Wellness Central

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Please note that there is no guarantee a particular stress relief tool will work for you. Thus you must take complete responsibility for using them and for your own physical and emotional wellbeing. Further, Professor Pete Alexander is not a licensed health professional. Please consult qualified health practitioners regarding your use of any stress relief technique. Medical advice must only be obtained from a physician or qualified health practitioner.

Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 35 years of Sales, Marketing, Educational and Entrepreneurial experience, Pete has battled the negative effects of stress head-on and has developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers to better protect their health and handle challenging situations with grace and success.

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