We all hit plateaus in life where we may feel like we need a little change or pick-me-up. These changes can look like going on a trip or changing your city. However, if you’re not looking to do something as drastic as a move, but you want to feel like a new person, here are some tips to help you do just that at home:
Wear what you want
We often wear what we think we should wear, whether because of who we are or what we do, or because we believe we should follow every trend. From the bras we choose to the outfits we wear, there’s pressure to look or act a certain way.
However, if you want to feel like a new person, choose to wear what feels good for you and be who you are. Those that matter don’t mind what you wear, and those who do, you probably don’t need to value their opinions anyway.
Change up your routines
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut. When things start to feel dull and old, we tend to feel a bit down on ourselves and find it hard to find confidence or inspiration in the day-to-day. Change up your routines when this happens. Or set new routines if you have let bad habits take a toll on your old ways. Our brains crave consistency to flourish, and creating new patterns will produce new perspectives.
Whether that looks like starting to run every morning instead of going to the gym at night or booking mini road trips for the weekends instead of hitting the clubs, change your surroundings and do something new. New routines will give you something to look forward to and indeed allow you to feel like a new person.
Step outside of your comfort zone
You may have always wanted to learn how to dance. Perhaps you’ve wanted to learn how to ride a mountain bike on local trails. Maybe you want to improve specific skills to start a new career. Trying new things can be intimidating, but stepping outside your comfort zone can be enriching and make you feel refreshingly unique. Doing something that seems scary but you’ve been dying to try to do can make a world of difference in your life and your happiness.
Take care of yourself
From skincare to learning how to use makeup that highlights your natural beauty, there are many ways to change how you care for yourself, which is reflected in how you show up. Maybe you have a skin condition that causes you to feel a bit embarrassed. Take care of yourself and make an appointment with a dermatologist to learn about the kind of product that could be right for your skin type. Hearing the best thing to do from a professional will improve your confidence with a little bit of expert advice and an action plan.
Date new types of people
If you’re single and in the world of online dating and find yourself running into the same issues every time you date, it may be time to date completely new types of people. Get outside your comfort zone; once you are open-minded, you will be surprised by what you learn about yourself. Perhaps you’ve always dated the loud, outgoing type, but maybe you’ll find new things about yourself dating a quieter kind of person. Take a chance on a new type of person, and you never know—you may find some incredible things about YOU!
It’s easy to get so stuck in the day-to-day that the things we once loved about ourselves no longer feel exciting. The reality is that you’re always you at your core, and the things you love about yourself are still there.
You may need a little change here and there to remember the amazing things you have to be proud of. From changing up your look to trying your hand at a new skill, there are so many ways to feel like new but still like you, once again!