We’ve all heard the saying “first impressions last” – but do you adopt this beyond initial meetings with people and utilise it in all aspects of your life?
We as humans can very easily get slack. While we get dolled up and put our best manners on for a dinner party, cocktail function or work event, this side of us can quickly slip into oblivion when the weekend rolls around and we spend countless hours in gym clothes with holes in them, or go for days on end without washing our hair and letting our nails get tatty.
Why is it that we make the effort when we want to make an impression or for a special event, but when it comes to everyday living, we let out standards slip and become slack with manners, grooming and diligence?
I am a sucker for this. When I was working full time, I would relish the time I spent wearing gym gear on the weekends (whether or not I made it to the gym at all!). Now that I don’t have an office job, half of my day is now spent in gym clothes (from when I wake in the morning until after my workout which is usually from around 10am to 11am). Not only do I want to reverse this particular trend but I am extending it to all other areas of my life.
Do you find that you get slack around your loved ones or friends? You treat them with complacency, yet extend your highest manners to a stranger on the train? Why is this? Should we not treat our love ones with the utmost respect at all times, not just when out in public, putting on our ‘public face’? It is often how we behave behind closed doors that reveals our true selves. It is time to lift the standard of behaviour, both in public and at home. We shouldn’t need to have two versions of ourselves – there should be one standard, one that is the best version of ourselves, present at all times for the world to see. Get your true self out there and start improving on the areas that bug you. Being polished and at your best will only bring you confidence and pride – two things you absolutely deserve.