Start Practicing These 5 Habits Now To Live Your Best & Most Confident Life Post-Pandemic


After over a year of dealing with a global pandemic, in-person social interaction may feel like a foreign concept. For so many months, people around the world were urged to social distance by a minimum of six feet. During portions of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person interactions with those outside of one’s home were banned or strongly discouraged. Now that many millions of individuals are fully vaccinated, “normal” gatherings and events are being reintroduced.


Spending an entire year away from life as we knew it can cause a great deal of anxiety, and exacerbate confidence issues. As you make your way back into a more conventional routine, Infinidei recommends practicing these five habits to live your best and most confident post-pandemic life.


Begin meditating

The amazing power of meditation cannot be overstated. Studies have revealed that this one habit can improve your overall mental health, reduce stress and anxiety levels, increase resilience, and enhance focus and attention. Several unique benefits of meditation are that it enhances your compassion toward yourself and others, and it can improve your relationships with others. This is definitely a plus as you start interacting with others in the real world again.


If you’ve never tried meditation before, it is incredibly easy to begin. Download a free meditation app or listen to a guided meditation on YouTube to get started. No experience is required, and you can begin experiencing benefits in your first meditation session.


Get a solid handle on your finances

Whether you experienced the loss of a job, reduced hours at work, or are recovering from a financial setback, your finances may still be causing you a significant amount of stress. Over a sustained period of time, financial hardship can decrease your confidence and lead to excess anxiety.


You can begin working toward financial harmony by practicing habits that help you get a solid handle on your finances. Starting a savings account, cut extra costs, and refinance your home to improve your cash flow. In fact, refinancing can reduce your monthly mortgage payments so significantly that you can quickly pay off bills and create a solid savings.


One of the best ways to improve your financial situation is to enhance your career prospects. A doctorate degree can significantly improve your earning potential, and there are online programs in business administration, education, management, and more. Many of these programs are more affordable than on-campus learning, and you’ll have the opportunity to complete the coursework and still handle work and family responsibilities and obligations.


Nourish your body

Looking and feeling your best requires you to nourish your body in every way possible. From your mental health to your physical health, feed your body with foods, beverages, supplements, and self-talk that support your overall health goals. Create a plan to take care of every facet of your health so that you can perform at your peak.


Practice radical self-acceptance

42 percent of U.S. adults reported that they had gained weight during the course of the pandemic. If you fall into this category, know that you aren’t alone. Whether you’ve resolved to lose the weight, or aren’t quite there yet, practicing radical self-acceptance is a fantastic way to boost your confidence. Being perfect isn’t an attainable goal, and you will always have things you’d like to change about yourself. By fully and unconditionally accepting yourself as you are in this moment, you can approach life with a newfound energy.


Use positive affirmations

Positive affirmations are a beautiful way to foster a healthy and positive mindset. These affirmations can be used to help you forgive someone who has hurt you, strengthen relationships, feel better about your appearance, or reach your career goals. Incorporating positive affirmations into your daily routine can do wonders for transforming your negative thoughts and beliefs.


Daily or weekly use of these five habits can go a long way in helping you look and feel your best in post-pandemic life. If you have a self-care routine, start adding these habits to that routine to make the most of your “me time.”


Contributing article written by: Tina Martin


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Tina Martin started her career in business administration but eventually decided to pursue something that actually inspired her: becoming a personal fitness instructor. She is working on her first book, Ideaspired: Put Your Ideas, Your Inspiration, and Yourself First to Make Your Dreams Come True. She also started ideaspired.com as a side project to reach as many people as possible, and encourage them to put their dreams first.


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