Anxious About Getting Back Outdoors This Summer? Here Are Four Ways To Help You Feel More Confident

There is so much to love about the warm weather, but it can be a time when a lot of us feel a little self-conscious. It feels like those of us who are prone to some self-criticisms are really feeling it right now, as lockdown restrictions lifting allows us to see our friends and family in person for the first time in a very long time. If you are feeling like you are not at your best right now, here are a few ideas to help you step out into the sunshine with confidence and a spring in your step. 

Treat Yourself To That Item Of Clothing You’ve Been Thinking About 
Let’s face it, for the last year or so, most of us have been living in working in our pyjamas or our workout clothes or some combination of the two. If you really want to put the stink of the last twelve months behind you, then making a little addition to your wardrobe could make a big difference. No one is saying that you need to go all out but treating yourself to that item that has been on your wish list could give you a boost. 

Treat Yourself To A Bit Of Pampering 
As we mentioned, we’ve been indoors for too long and most of the beauty salons studios have had their doors closed during lockdown. Now it is finally time to book in and give our hair and skin the treatment they’ve been screaming for. But why stop at a haircut? If you are feeling like you’ve lost control over your look during lockdown, eyelash extensions could be the answer you’ve been looking for. These extensions are attached to your natural lashes to bring extra fullness, length and curl to your look. If you are considering lash extensions, visit the Lash and Brow Studio website to learn more about what it entails. Their studio in Portishead also offers microblading, brow lamination and more! 

Try Giving Alcohol A Break 
Over the course of the pandemic, it’s been a little too easy to have an extra glass or two in the evening. If you’re feeling a little anxious about heading out there and socialising after a long stretch of time locked down, then it is important to remember that alcohol can worsen anxiety instead of relieving it. There have been a lot of stories about people becoming dependent on alcohol during COVID, but even if that isn’t you, it could be worth seeing how you get on without that little drink to give you a confidence boost. The result may surprise you. 

Remember That Everyone Is In The Same Boat 
Finally, if you are feeling overwhelmed and anxious about the idea of seeing lots of people again, remember that you are far from alone. We have all been through so much over the last twelve months and the idea of being outside in a crowd would give anyone a little anxiety. Talk to your friends and family about how you’re doing and if you need to ask them to reschedule, remember that you need to take things at your own pace.

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