This year has been a pretty crummy one and it left some people wanting to feel a bit better about themselves. This might be because they’ve recovered from the illness, or because they lost their job. It’s been hard on a lot of people. Give yourself a boost. First, dispel any myth about feeling guilty about treating yourself. You’re allowed to do it from time to time so long as you don’t ruin your finances.
Here are some of the better ways you can feel better about yourself without having to spend an absolute fortune. Remember, you deserve it!
Look After Your Face
It’s the first thing you look at in the mirror. If you think your face is looking good, you’ll feel good. Confidence will expand and you’ll end up feeling better all around. You might start with your teeth and ask yourself what is involved in a smile design? Good teeth give you the confidence to smile. With confidence comes a happier you. If you’re feeling low about your skin, try getting into a good skincare routine where you moisturize once or twice a day. You don’t need to buy the expensive stuff for this either. Haircare matters too. Consider getting a hair cut or a new hairstyle to make yourself feel better.
Learn Something New
Divert your brainpower elsewhere. Towards something you enjoy, or something you want to know more about. It’ll give you a new lease on life. Something different to think about and strive towards. It can simply be night school, or even something bigger like a degree or postgraduate study. A popular one here is a new language. It doesn’t matter what it is, but doing something different like that can always make you feel better about yourself.
It’s the one that’s hard to start but once you get into it all becomes a lot easier. You can start by simply going for the odd walk or two a day. Then this can branch out into going for a run or even joining a gym. Doing it with someone else, like a partner or friend can give you a motivational boost too. Team sports are another option if you didn’t want to go it alone, or if you found the gym boring. It’s a great way to blow off some steam and socialize at the same time which can help you feel better.
Cut The Booze
It’s surprising how bad it actually is for you in larger quantities. You’ll certainly feel better about yourself if you cut out some of the drinking. This doesn’t mean you have to stop altogether, but you can cut it back just a little bit. Think about having a drink every two nights instead of every night when you stop working. Or move towards something a bit less intense like a beer instead of whiskey. If you like the taste think about moving to non-alcoholic beverages. This might be harder than you think if it’s a genuine problem, in which case you might need to seek help. Start by opening up to friends or family and go from there.