Ways to Give a Great First Impression and Lead a Healthy and Happy Life.
Humans are unique creatures. As we grow up, our character molds and shapes to become the people we are because of all that is around us, and how we react to it. When in a new place with new surroundings, sometimes we struggle with adapting and fitting in with our new environment. By learning how to better interact with other people, you can make your transitions into new places easy and enjoyable. By taking care of yourself, whether that means physically, mentally, or emotionally, we can lead healthy lifestyles and meet new people with confidence.
First Things First…
You know you are not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but we all know that looks make up a large part of a first impression. When you are out in public, in a new space especially, it is important to look presentable. I am not saying everyone has to look the same or wear the same things. There are people who prefer to wear designer suits and handmade clothes. There are people who prefer to wear clothing from a consignment store. Still others prefer to wear athletic apparel and fitness gear. Everyone can have their own style, it is just important to embrace that style and be presentable with it. You don’t have to have the nicest or fanciest clothes to be comfortable and presentable, just don’t wear rags and clothes that don’t fit properly if you want to give off a positive first impression.
You can have your own distinct style while still having good hygiene and taking care of your body. Make sure your clothes are clean and not smelly, and your hands are clean as well. Washing your hands thoroughly not only protects you, but also the person you come into contact with from germs that transfer from handshakes. Your hair should be done however you want, but you should keep it clean for your own health. Showering regularly, but not too often, is a great way to stay clean and not smell bad, offending the people around you.
As you get to know people, the way you take care of yourself and your health, says a lot about you. It also shows other people what you do and do not value. If you don’t value being clean enough to take an occasional shower before going out into public, then you probably don’t value a lot of other important things. Taking care of your physical health is another indication of your apparent values as well. You don’t have to be an Under Armor model, or a Victoria’s Secret model, you just have to keep yourself healthy enough to enjoy life. While health problems can, and do, lead to some people being obese, it is often that the opposite is true. By not taking care of your body and being obese, you are jeopardizing your health and showing others that you do not value your own life.
Behave Like a Good Person
Now, there is not a standard person to necessarily model your behavior after. There are obviously great candidates, especially if you are religious, but we all have people we look up to. Nobody is perfect, and nobody can emulate another person exactly, but that’s what makes us human and unique. Your job is to get through this thing called life in a blaze of glory, while being the best person you can. A good first impression is a great start in being a good person to others. This means helping others when they need it. It also means being kind to them. You do not have to tell someone that you don’t like them. You can simply remove yourself from their presence. When first meeting someone, smile, shake their hand, make eye contact, and introduce yourself with confidence. After that, it is completely your prerogative whether you like them or not.
Be a Sponge For Positive
Another way to have a healthy and positive life experience is by being a “sponge”. This means absorbing the positive skills and characteristics of those around you. Being observant of how other people treat each other and how they react to challenges presented to them can be one of your most useful skills. In one word, being able to absorb information around you makes you adaptable. You can tell quickly through how someone is received by others how well liked they are. Observe this person and see what he or she does that makes them so uniquely liked. Maybe they are simply very nice. It’s also possible that this person is very generous, or did something for the people or person they are interacting with. Hopefully you can see how they treat others, how they interact with others, and how they respond to life, and apply the positives to your own life.