You don't have to be a naturist or a burlesque dancer to enjoy some liberation from clothing every once in a while! Not excited about the idea staring at yourself in a mirror and repeating affirmations until your face turns blue? Me neither. I think having fun naked is the best way to start feeling good naked. So while most bloggers right about now are waxing poetic about the joys of fall fashion, I'm going to advocate taking it all off.
Skirmish about the idea? Unsure about where to start? Here are my alone time suggestions...
Treating yourself to a long shower or a steaming hot bath can be magical when you need it the most. Afterwards, allow yourself to air dry and then lotion up (with a couple drops of your essential oil of choice).
Sleep naked. Midafternoon slumber? 4 AM bed time? Brush those teeth, and free yourself from the problems and the clothing of the day. It's strange how something so simple could seem so foreign! And don't underestimate the effect that waking up naked can have on your entire day.
Stretch naked. Try a couple nude sun salutations to greet the morning like the day you were born. For the extra daring, search for a hot nude yoga class. Come back and report - cause you're on your own with this one!
If the weather is warm where you are, sun bathe naked. Just make sure to put sunscreen on the essentials or you'll regret it. Also, being in a designated nude sun bathing area, or an inconspicuous spot on private property is definitely key!
Do something boring. Have a lot of studying to do? Great! Novelty has been proven to enhance learning. Plus, anything that has the possibility to make poring over a textbook remotely interesting is worth a try!
Masturbate. A whole post could be written on the widely accepted benefits - psychological and medical - of masturbation. I'm just going to you refer you to this article, and assume you can handle the rest.
And if you're still feeling anxious about the whole thing: meditate naked. Repeat after me. Breathing in, I am aware of my body. Breathing out, I am making my body calm and at peace. No need to totally emphasize the nakedness when you're trying to boost your confidence - just being aware of the way you are feeling and finding a way to relax will get you well on your way.