As we all continue to recover from the challenging year of 2020, it’s time to look ahead to 2021 as being a time for self-exploration, self-improvement, and working your way to a better overall quality of life. In addition to mental and physical wellness, your self-esteem and sense of purpose are also part of your collective overall health picture. If there’s something you’ve always wanted to do – like go for that promotion or launch your own business – now might be the perfect time to do it!
It’s a good time to get back into healthy physical shape following a year of pandemic living. You might opt to join a gym, invest in some home exercise equipment, or even start by making a commitment to get out and walk around the block on a regular basis.
Start slowly if necessary, and if it’s been awhile since you’ve been active, get your physician’s okay to move ahead with a new health and exercise routine.
Upgrade Your Wardrobe
Take an afternoon to go through your closet, see what fits, what’s still in style, and start eliminating things that no longer fit your forward-thinking lifestyle. Donate to a worthwhile charity that can utilize your unwanted goods, and start investing in yourself.
Buy flattering, comfortable clothing items that will make you feel good about yourself, increase your self-esteem, and put you in a frame of mind to start looking forward to the future. If you need new workout clothes, Good Housekeeping suggests you find something with a flattering fit that will boost your confidence!
Pampering doesn’t mean indulging in ice cream, fatty snacks, and too much caffeine or alcohol. Consider pampering to mean things like spa treatments, makeovers, and other feel-good approaches to getting your life back on track and feeling your best.
If you’re not yet comfortable hitting the salon, you can still give yourself a little extra TLC at home. Buy new makeup or beard care products, start looking for a flattering, trendy hairstyle, and don’t be afraid to explore new trends. It’s a new day, and it’s time for an overall new outlook.
We all want to look good on the outside, and it starts with what we put into our bodies. Real foods, whole foods, whole grains, and nutritious fresh fruits and veggies will all help you feel good from the inside out.
Gardeners Supply Company offers tips for planting a veggie garden wherever you live. You can also start patronizing a local farmers market and health food store, and commit to healthy meal prep so when your life starts getting back on track, you won’t resort to junk food on the run, but rather, will have healthy alternatives to feed yourself and your family.
Start A Business
Since we’re all in a time of transformation, consider the boost of self-esteem that could come with finally starting that b usiness venture you’ve been thinking about for years. You could expand upon your professional capacity with consulting work, or commercialize a hobby. If you’re interested in taking a shot at the entrepreneurial life, develop a business and marketing plan.
Look into business licensing needs and consider forming a limited liability company to protect your assets. Much can be done online. Do the legwork yourself, hire an attorney, or utilize a formation services company to handle all of the details on your behalf. To learn more about making your dreams of becoming an entrepreneur a reality, check out Zenbusiness PBC.
We’re finally starting to see a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, and in celebratory fashion, it’s time to look at 2021 as an era of living with a positive outlook moving forward. For more tips on getting and staying healthy, visit Skin Formulations.
Eva Benoit specializes in helping professionals with stress and anxiety but welcomes working with people from all walks of life. She works with her clients to discover and explore avenues that will bring them to balance, peace, and improved overall well-being that can last a lifetime. She is the author of the upcoming book, The 30-Day Plan for Ending Bad Habits and Improving Overall Health.