Look Your Best: Wear a Smile

Look Your Best: Wear a Smile

My writing a “look your best” piece might seem like a bit of a push to be honest. If I leave the house looking almost symmetrical I call that a win. To be fair though, looking your best isn’t rocket science. It’s likely you’re pretty close to doing so now. If you believe the endless hordes of ideal-entertainment and fashion icon presentations, you might believe that you are anything but someone attractive and magnetic. I say “rubbish” to that.

There are simple changes to your look to make the best of it, some these are mentioned below but the full proof way to make yourself look your best is to feel your best.

Being Self-Assured

People often think that you must wear the highest quality clothes, or put your outfit together in the most perfect manner possible in order to look your best. This is often emphasized by the times in which we attend events, or go out to dinner. We want to look scrubbed up and exceptional in these moments, and we often feel like less of ourselves if we aren’t. However, if we had to keep this standard of excellence each and every time we dressed ourselves in the morning, we would quickly fall out of love with good clothing and feel it as more of a chore than a pleasure. This is where being self-assured comes into play.

Sure, your stonewashed jeans might be a year out of fashion. Sure, you have a tear or two in your layered shirt. OK, your hair might be longer than you usually keep it. But being self-assured and lessening your neuroticism about what makes a perfect outfit helps you wear one with character, and thus helps you look better than you ever might in a three-piece suit. It’s all about self-belief and confidence in yourself. When you have those under your belt, you can pull off any ensemble! I live in jeans and haven’t worn a skirt since my wedding day back in 2003. This goes against all fashion “rules” but I’ve made this look my own and it works for me.

Accessorising to Look Your Best

Accessories often make an outfit. We all have our own preferences when it comes to accessorising. Some wear jewellery, and some do not for example. Sometimes it is just a case of making sure what you do wear is well taken care of.   Having your watch strap replaced if it’s dirty or old, or heading to International Eyewear for a better range of frames for your face shape can all have an extremely profound effect on that which you hope to express, and generally help you feel more comfortable in how you look and feel, if that’s your goal.

I hear that “They” say that the best accessory you can wear is a smile and as cliche as this is, I think it makes a lot of sense. Don’t aim for something off the cat-walk, bit accessories that means something to you and which make you smile.

Trying New Things

The secret of styling is that it’s never static. It’s important to enjoy this fact when taking care of your own fashion options. Try new things out. Switch up your style. Never feel constrained to any one thing. Have comfortable hoodies and dress shirts. Don’t wear what other people expect of you just because your friends do, although of course working uniforms or dress codes are crucial to adhere to.

Give yourself the creative space to wear what you want. It helps reduce overthinking about fashion and helps you enjoy it instead. On top of that, you will build your own style in order to look your best with ease.

With these tips, you’re sure to find comfort and confidence in fashion, and this will help you look awesome, and most importantly feel awesome every day.

Retirement Options

Retirement Options

Do you ever think about your retirement? We do. We’ve been working so long that it becomes a puzzling question of what shall you do now for the rest of your life? Work gives us routine and something to aim for, but retirement seems to take all that away. That’s what it might seem like on the surface especially to people who haven’t done proper research into their options. Retiring for many people seems scary because it’s like a confirmation that they are heading into their twilight years. However, retiring from the workforce and living your own life without any worries of a 9 to 5 should be uplifting. Now you get to do all the things you never thought you could and really spoil yourself post retirement. 

 Using Your Senior Skills

Many people above the age of 70 still retain a lot of enthusiasm for their profession. In fact look around the world and you see many people in their 70s in the most senior positions of business and many other jobs. This is because they have a lot of experience, knowledge, and have made the right decisions to become a senior figure in their industry. If your parents are looking to retire and are one of these people or you believe that they have such great skills that they shouldn’t be wasted, speak to them about working for themselves as a consultant. Consultants are basically like freelancers, they offer their skills and expertise to anyone that is willing to listen and pay them.

You don’t have to do anything that is tiring or requires a lot of legwork. Your wisdom and words are the only thing people want. These people that would hire you would be entrepreneurs that want knowledge of special tactics, small business owners that want to grow and expand, and of course corporations that need cool and calm experienced heads in their boardroom. Many c-suites will use senior consultants as their personal advisors and these positions can easily fetch a cool six-figure salary. So if you have parents that are retiring from a busy office, tell them that if they still have passion for their industry, they might want to become a freelance consultant. 

 Low Stress High Reward

Much like the consultant work, there are teaching jobs you can take on to pass on your knowledge. If you are someone looking to retire from the workforce and just take each day as it comes and slowly relax into old age, you can still find pleasure in teaching. For example, if you are a professor in a university and you just want to stop marking coursework and exams, as well as teaching full classes but still love your work, then look towards tutoring. Why should you stop working just because your body is ageing? If your mind is fresh and loves your subject so much that you want to impart knowledge into the world, then look toward becoming a private tutor.

Firstly, it’s far less stressful as you’re only dealing with however many clients you wish. You pick the days you want to work and the hours you want to put in.  Since you’re dealing with clients on a one-on-one basis, you can take your time to explain the intricacies of your work and the things they need to understand. You can tutor at your home and have no need to meet up anywhere. It’s simple, it’s relaxed and it’s still mindfully engaging.

Retirement With Care

If you’re someone that is looking to retire but you would still like to enjoy the things in life you have now, then you have many options. Those that know they are physically unable to wander around and go see things they would like to, often find themselves in the house a lot. For that you have options for carers to come visit you at home and perform all sorts of tasks. Take a look and compare the live-in care options that you have regarding your own city. The website offers a directory to many services and then compares them to see which might be best for you. The feedback that each service receives is also taken into account so you can make the best choice from previous users. We’re not quite at this stage yet but it’s good tobe able to have such info to pass onto relatives.

Retirement is far from boring, not in this day and age. That old image of a gloomy few final years is but a stereotype that needs knocking on its head. Now you can still work, but absolutely to your own wishes and probably make more money as well. You can tutor privately, passing on knowledge to the next bright young minds. You may want to take up private consulting so you can help executives in their companies while playing a less stressful role.


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