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Rebuild Your Confidence and Health With These Intentions

Building confidence takes some work, and a silver lining to the pandemic is that now more people are thinking of ways to make positive changes to their lifestyles. To make these changes, it’s a good idea to take stock of your goals and give yourself the tools to achieve them. Whether you want to boost your self-esteem for personal reasons or to make an upward move in your career, there are several things you can do to alter your lifestyle in a way that helps you feel better. Consider taking a class to learn something new, or pushing yourself to take on an activity that rewards you on both a physical and mental level. To help you get started, Healthy Lombard shares a few ideas to consider.

 

Think About What Kind of Career You Want

The pandemic made many people rethink their careers, and while it can be a stressful thing to change jobs, it can also be extremely liberating. If your current job brings you anxiety, or if you’re just unhappy with the way things are going, consider your options. Look over your resume and rewrite it to make the most of your skills. Take advantage of free resume templates to design the ideal resume without a lot of fuss. With a variety of professional designs to choose from, you can quickly and efficiently create the ideal resume that will get you noticed.

Learn Something New

Whether it’s for a work opportunity or not, learning something new can boost your self-confidence while helping you tackle a few goals. You might search for an app to learn a new language, pick up a hobby such as playing an instrument, or take a cooking class. Or, you may decide to go all-in and enroll in an online university.

If you’ve always wanted to get your master’s degree, there are options available that allow you to do so from home. Try a few different things to figure out where your interests lie and think about asking a friend or family member to join you for even more benefits.

 

Set Some Goals

Learning new things can help you feel better about yourself, but setting some manageable goals and keeping track of them will make your new interests take on more meaning. Start small and write down what you hope to achieve in the coming weeks, breaking up activities into realistic and manageable portions, so you’ll never feel overwhelmed. Take photos of your progress, if possible, so you can look back and see how far you’ve come. When you can measure a goal, you’ll feel much better about your advancement.

 

Do Something Kind for Yourself

 

While you’re setting goals for yourself, think about how you can boost your self-esteem. If you’ve been wanting to get on a healthier diet, start a workout routine, refresh your wardrobe, start practicing self-care each day, or get your finances on track with a home to refinance, there’s no time like the present. Come up with a budget and a plan for the first week of your new routine, then expand it to include the coming month. By starting small, you create realistic expectations for yourself to stay motivated.

Boosting your confidence takes time, so be patient with yourself as you try a few new things and work on your self-esteem. Remember that feeling better about yourself is a continuous process and that while making some of these changes can bring anxiety, it’s just a part of growth.

Healthy Lombard is working to address the epidemic of Childhood Obesity and promote a healthier lifestyle for all community members through the “Triple A Approach” of Awareness, Activities, and Achievement. Call (630) 712-0520.

 

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