Some people today think that looking good is about being perfectly groomed, wearing the latest styles and appearing as if you’ve just stepped from the pages of a fabulous magazine. But there are many men and women who meet none of these criteria, who may even look a little crazy, quirky and dishevelled occasionally and yet something about them means they always looks fantastic.
What does it take to look great, what is the best way to look good daily?
Someone who is warm, friendly and enjoys life generates an inner glow and radiance that lights up everything and everybody about them.
– Be someone who’s ready to say yes, who is enthusiastic, joins in and is willing to have a go. Individuals who catch opportunities will most times look good because that mindset generates engagement and a readiness to live life to the full. Attractive individuals frequently have a real curiosity about life and what it brings.
– Start to develop good habits and maintain a positive mindset by focusing on the good things that happen every day, even the tiny things like a stranger’s smile, a compliment, a thoughtful gesture, the view from your window. When you begin to treasure the good in life that the ensuing happier outlook can help you look better daily.
– Learn not to take things personally. Someone else’s bad mood or unwarranted outburst may be because they have a situation of their own that has to be dealt with. Reflect on what’s happened, try to stand back from it a little and decide how to respond. When you detach yourself you can determine the way to proceed, in addition to take care of how you want to feel afterwards.
– Look after yourself. Good health is an important element in looking good. Exercise regularly and stick to a wholesome regimen, with breaks for great food and plenty of water. The importance of sleep is often underestimated, but respect that quality sleep is an integral part of communicating the day’s activities. We often feel better, have a more positive view of life when we’ve’slept on it’. Many people work long hours and expect to catch up on their sleep at weekends or vacation times but try to introduce good habits; switch off your technology and commit to a couple of hours relaxation before bed. Wind down, sleep well and invest in looking good each day.
– Be gentle with yourself. Forgive yourself your shortcomings and mistakes. Yes, there could be issues and situations that need to be handled, things that are messy, that cause stress. Try to deal with them quickly; it’s generally less stressful than was envisaged. Decide if there’s a validity to what has been said, a learning point you could benefit from. Treat yourself with the same compassion you would someone else, then give yourself credit for your milder approach.
– Do not underestimate the role of specialist help in dealing with your’demons’, negative patterns of behavior or any issues you might have. Utilise a good counsellor or hypnotherapist and encourage yourself in becoming more powerful and more confident. Reacting badly to stress, situations and other people can become a habit and sometimes we need help to change that and learn how to cope better.
– Accept assist. Let friends, family or coworkers provide support and be gracious about their ideas and input. You might even need to request help occasionally, suggest things that you need to make your life easier, especially if you’ve always been independent. But mutual support can improve relationships, create new ideas and forge important bonds and connections. Communicate regularly and invest time and focus in your special relationships. Welcome the closeness and feel a part of team you.
– Some folks realize that they’re always in a rush in the mornings. They have so much to cram into the first hour of every day that they are already frazzled and out of sorts by the time they arrive on the job. You could do some stretching, 30 minutes of yoga, maybe get off the bus a stop earlier and walk part of the way. Then you can take time and have a drink, maybe some breakfast and start the day with a more relaxed, positive frame of mind, looking better as an outcome.
A lot people embrace an everyday’uniform’ in order to dress fast, fit in with our colleagues and go about our lives. We may shop intermittently for new things but answer honestly, if you really looked at yourself could you say’wow, not bad’ or’could maybe do with a make over’! Try to impartially evaluate your style. Perhaps have a selfie. Are you a little dated, do you need to freshen your image or amend your appearance to suit your current lifestyle better? Makeup can be a factor too; many women wear the same look for years, yet most department stores employ makeup consultants who are only too pleased to provide advice on updating your own image. Visit a different hairdresser or barber and gain from being styled with a fresh pair of eyes.
– Program in some fun. Some times of the year may seem more gloomy than others. If you’re short of money, in your or overwhelmed with commitments there can appear to be little opportunity for fun anytime soon. Plan a get together, maybe once every few weeks or so, where you invite friends, neighbours, colleagues around for a catch up. It could be a games evening with cards or football, a bite of dinner where everyone brings a bottle or dish or even a local concert or dance. Money doesn’t need to be a major part of fun. Having people around for a coffee or going for a walk together might help you feel more confident, sociable and inject some sociability in your life. And having something in your diary to look forward to can really lift your spirits.
Even if you’ve just a little free time, try to ensure that you find a corner in your day where you read a book or enjoy a particular hobby or interest. Maybe go to bed a little earlier and spend time listening to music or find a stimulating evening course. When you find time for things that make you feel happy you’ll find that you look better as a consequence.
Looking good comes not only from being tidy, clean and well-groomed. It’s also important to invest time and attention in our psychological and emotional wellbeing also.