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After a long period of being cooped up at home, you may have forgotten how to do a few things you used to – which is perfectly understandable. Relearning old skills, like working a crowded room with confidence, being patient with strangers, or staying open to new experiences is not exactly like riding a bike. Since summer is the perfect time to enjoy being out again, you can use it as an opportunity to be the best version of yourself. Here’s how you can do it.

Break Out of Your Physical Comfort Zone

Long-term isolation can have psychological impacts that change how you see yourself and interact with others. According to a 2020 evidence review published in the Lancet Journal, most people who go into strict isolation show disorder symptoms. These include low mood, irritability, detachment from others, indecisiveness, reluctance to work, and emotional exhaustion.

Stepping out of your comfort zone — which is literally your home — this summer can be an intimidating prospect, but it can and improve your outlook. If going out and having fun again is a concept that sounds alien and even dangerous, facing your fear can help. The Mental Health Foundation UK notes that exposing yourself to the things you are afraid of can help one overcome anxiety. As long as you do it safely, this crucial step might just be the ticket to a great summer break.

Push Yourself to Try New Things

can come in many forms, but one of the most straightforward ways is learning something new. Maybe you feel like you’ve forgotten what you’re good and bad at — you’re not alone! This summer is the perfect time to remind yourself of your abilities by trying things you’ve never done before.

Be a better version of yourself by adding to your skills and experiences. According to Harvard Health, it also improves your brain health, cognitive function, memory, and problem-solving abilities. It also gives you a sense of achievement. Something as simple as finishing a hike or attending a pottery class can be a rewarding experience if you give it your best shot.

Build Your Confidence by Being Your Own Cheerleader

might feel weird at first, but you're probably just conditioned to think that promoting oneself is unbecoming. Forget all that and start being your own cheerleader to reap its benefits.

According to Dr. Norman Doidge, author of the book The Brain That Changes Itself, engaging positively with yourself and others transmits calming neurotransmitters to the brain. These are responsible for keeping anxiety in check, increasing feelings of and happiness, and protecting against depression. Simply standing before a mirror and thinking “you’re amazing!” can trigger feel-good chemicals that alter brain function and structure to support you better.

Invest in Your Summer Glow-Up

Is there anything more confidence-boosting than a glow-up? Movies often present glow-ups as a precursor to an amazing summer — and why wouldn’t it be? You’re empowered to do more when you’re feeling yourself. Investing in becoming the best version of yourself doesn’t just mean money, it also involves time, patience, and lots of faith. As they say, kapit lang! Of course, it can’t hurt to have the right products in your corner.

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