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After 18 months of lockdowns, restrictions, and life being put on hold, this summer has fast become a beacon for freedom. As we slowly re-emerge from restrictions and life starts to get back to normal, it is time to start thinking about how we might be spending those summer days. Summer is right around the corner. The warmer weather, the sun, the blue skies, and the chance to get outside a little bit more. But because we have been in a strict lockdown since the beginning of January, you might be not as keen to be coming out of it looking and feeling as you do now.
There is no denying it. Many of us will have sought comfort in food, hibernating at home during the winter, and perhaps not taken too much care of ourselves physically and mentally. It is understandable, after all, what would be the point in all of that with nowhere to go and things being out of your control. However, with things starting to get back to normal, and life as we once knew it begins to return, we need to get back into some of our old habits.
Whether that is a focus on diet and exercise, unwanted hair with the help of Manscaped, perhaps even grey hair and skin care, it is time to get back to your former glory. So with that in mind, here are some of the ways you can do it.
Summer means summer body, well almost
The summer usually represents many people trying to get into shape in time for that “summer body” but given we have all been through a crazy ordeal, maybe now is the time to focus on health and wellbeing. A summer body is within reach by having a balanced approach to your diet. Making sure you eat all of the right things and increase your intake of fruit and vegetables.
Exercise is also an important factor here. A combination of a good diet and regular exercise can get you back on track. Not only so you can fit back into all of those summer clothes you have stored away, but also so you can have more energy and feel better within yourself. If you are struggling to get back into regular exercise don’t be too hard on yourself. Instead, try and increase your activity each day. This might be a walk somewhere, a small run, or a workout that you follow at home.
More skin on show? Get your body looking its best
Another factor to consider would be how your body looks generally. We can all get a little complacent when it comes to hair removal, and with lockdowns that have meant that you have had no place to go. The world is reopening and the weather is getting warmer. Good thing we have you covered. You might want to think about getting rid of your caveman status and re-emerge looking your best. Having the right tools for the hairiest of jobs is essential and this is where Manscaped can come in.
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Whether you just have unruly facial hair, need a nose and ear hair trimmer, or want to make sure that below the belt you are looking trim, then there’s a performance package to suit all of your hairy needs. Even a small step such as this can not only transform the way we look but also will have a huge impact on how we feel mentally.
Feeling comfortable mentally
It is also important for you to feel comfortable in your own skin and much of that has to do with your mindset. So make sure you take care of how you feel as things start to open back up. While many of us are desperate to feel normal again and to do all of the things that we have missed out on, you also need to factor into it that you have been at home for a long time.
Summer means heading out, seeing people, and spending time in social gatherings and scenes. As long as we feel safe to do, and we follow the current guidance, there is nothing wrong with embracing all of what summer has to offer. Ensure you take some time to feel happy about it. Meditation, a focus on your thoughts and how things are making you feel, will help you to not only take these next steps safely but also enjoy them again. We all deserve to be out and about, enjoying life once more.
What will you do with your newfound freedom?
Now that you are feeling ready to take on the world and do all of the things that you have been missing, you may be wondering what you will do with the newfound freedom. You may have a big long list or perhaps just want to slowly emerge from your lockdown status. Here are some of the ideas to consider.
Go on holiday
Getting yourself back on track and looking trim and fresh might mean you are ready to hit the summer months full throttle by going on holiday. Whether you stay in the UK, or head abroad to one of the green list countries, you will find a focus on getting yourself back looking your best will be a huge confidence advantage here. Swimming in a pool or heading to the beach. Enjoying a slower pace of life in the sun and soaking up the atmosphere. It is something that many of us have missed out on during this past year, and one thing I don’t think any of us will take for granted again.
Now that things are opening up again, it means that we no longer have to cook every single night. You can now head out and support local businesses by eating in restaurants, heading out for drinks with friends, or going places like the cinema.
Whether you are excited about summer or the fact that things are back open, re-emerging from lockdown feeling refreshed, and looking your best is a great way to embark on this new chapter.