To recap, the last 3 weeks we have been making small steps for a big change. If you are new to the Change Your Life series then I recommend you read these articles first:
Improve Your Appearance and Hygiene
Take a look at yourself in the mirror. Do you like what you see? Chances are if you think not exactly or I look OK then others are going to think that too – Do you want to be an average joe? Or do you want to be that memorable person that everyone wants to know?
Have a Haircut. Get a neat haircut. Get something that is manageable. If you like to get up at the last possible minute in the mornings (like me) then maybe shave your head – ladies get something that requires less ‘maintenance’. If you want to go for the latest style that accentuates your features then fine, but be prepared to put the time in each day to keep it that way.
Act on Acne. Don’t like your spots or bad skin? Chances are others don’t either. Just because nobody says anything it doesn’t mean they are not thinking it. Whether we are heterosexual or homosexual, we are drawn to attractive people. Like it or not, men would much rather do a business deal with an attractive man than a fat, smelly, spotty dude. Try creams, gels and treatments. Do research and see a doctor. Do something rather than nothing!
Stop Smelling. There is nothing worse than being the man or woman who is thestinky one. Like seriously! Haven’t heard people talking about it since school – maybe because you’re that person now! Take time to shower regularly and use deodorant. Take two showers a day if you need to. If you have a sweating problem, there are numerous products available to help. Change your clothes more often, wear your trousers a day less before washing them. If you smell nice, others will want to be in your company!
Smiling is Sexy. But not if you have bad teeth. North Americans; most of you can probably ignore this one. Europeans – YOU NEED TO BRUSH YOUR TEETH!! I have spent a couple of summers living in Texas and I know how American girls stereotype British people…They have bad teeth! Looking after your teeth is a priority.. especially if you want to stand out. Brush regularly and make sure you visit a dentist at least twice a year. Take pride in flossing. A bright smile and fresh breath is a lot more pleasant than the opposite!
Nurture Nails. This is a category I completely fail at. I will admit here for the first time that I still bite my nails. I absolutely hate that I do it, but I am addicted.. it is a habit. No prizes for guessing what I will be working on this week! Seriously though, I know first hand that it is embarrassing to have bad nails. I keep my fingers curled up most of the time. Trim your nails and keep them short. Ladies, if you are going to use nail varnish, make sure it is neat and cover the chips. You don’t want to look tacky. I just bought Mrs Scot a new Sensationail UV lamp kit as a present – it is quite remarkable how well she can do her own at the fraction of the cost of a manicure!
Other Oddities.You know what needs changing in you. Whether it is a bad habit or to shed a few pounds. Heck you might even need to put on a few pounds. Unfortunately the world is full of judgmental and subjective beings. Often it doesn’t matter how good you are or what soft skills you can bring to the table; if you don’t look the part, then you won’t fit in.
OVER TO YOU: What thing do you need to work on improving about your appearance? Comment below and share it with us. Writing it down may actually make you take action 😉
Have a great weekend folks 🙂
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