The last few years have been scary as we have been dealing with the horrible COVID-19
pandemic, but luckily, we seem to be seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. Now that it is time
to return to the real world, many people are concerned that they don’t have the confidence to
live a happy and satisfied life. Here at Better Body Pilates, we love to see people be happy and
healthy, so we have some tips for how you can regain your confidence and get back out into the
Regain Control Of Your Finances
During COVID-19, many of us struggled financially as we lost jobs and had to pay for mounting
medical bills. Now that you are returning to the world, it is time to get your finances back in
order. If you need to make extra money then consider a side hustle like delivering food for a
restaurant or freelance writing.

 Another way to save money is to refinance your home. If you have the opportunity, this is a
great way to decrease the equity of your home so you can save money or reduce your
mortgage payment so you have more cash to play with every month. Talk to your bank and see
what your options are available and make a move if it sounds right. Once you have a lower
payment, rebalance your budget so you know how much you can spend going forward.

Make A Career Change
While it may seem radical at first, another way to refresh your mind post-pandemic is to start a
new career. You could either branch off of your past career or try something entirely new. If you
always wanted to try a particular job then this is the time to do so.
If you really want to mix things up then consider starting your own business. It may seem
daunting at first, but you just need to think of what you are good at and determine if other people
will pay for your services. So, if you are good at writing then start a freelance writing company or
if you make crafts then try selling them online.
Whatever you choose to do, it is a wise idea to create a business plan which will outline your
entire company from start to finish. This plan should include the details of your product, how you
plan to fund your operation. How you will market to the masses. And figuring out your target
demographic so you can properly target your marketing efforts. Spend a lot of time creating this
plan and then follow it step by step. If you need funding, consider contacting the Small Business

Fitness Is Key
Once we hit age 45 and older, we tend to notice that we are exercising less than we used to, but
if you want to return to reality in the best condition possible then it is important to prioritize your
body. By just doing 20 minutes of exercise every weekday, you will notice a difference in your
overall health and your mental state. Try anything from yoga to weights to walks through the
park. It will make a big difference.

Check In With A Mental Health Professional
As we get older, we tend to worry about life a bit more and with the past pandemic, there is
even more on our minds, so if you think you need help managing your mental health, then it is
time to talk to a professional.
During your discussions, it may be decided that antidepressants are an appropriate treatment.
Talk to your doctor about all of your options and obtain a list of available depression meds and
make sure to note the side effects. If you don’t have a doctor in your area you feel comfortable
talking to about depression medication, you can use online services to connect with medical
professionals across the country. Not only can this option save you some time, but it can also
put you in touch with someone who understands your condition.


As you can see, there are several ways that you can build your confidence for a return to the
real world. Consider these tips and live your best life for years to come. If you would like to learn
more about the classes at Better Body Pilates, then give us a call at 818-224-4734.

By: Sharon Wagner of