A family that is confident in its looks can do a lot of things in life. They carry that confidence in all kinds of interactions, whether they are personal or professional. There are a variety of things that they can do to boost that level of self-assuredness that range from improving how they look from the outside to how they can handle things if they should encounter a crisis of sorts. Here are several ways you can focus on your mantra of ‘Look Great Feel Great’ and give your family that little bit extra in life.
Highlight Your Beauty
If you are comfortable in your own skin, you can feel good being out among others. There are ways that you can accentuate your stunning looks, though. Visiting beauty salons is a good idea since they will have experts there that are highly skilled at bringing out the best in you.
Talk with them about what you like about your looks and what you want to emphasize. Then let them work their magic on you. The staff will take a close look at you and know exactly how to highlight your beauty. Chances are quite good that you will love the results.
That is not to mean that you should blindly follow everything that they say. Even the people at beauty salons are human and they can make errors in judgment. If you feel like you are not liking the direction that they are going, take it up with them as soon as possible. Make it a back-and-forth conversation – hear what they have to say. Perhaps they are thinking along the right lines, after all. It might just take a bit of explaining.
Putting Your Best Foot Forward
Another way to show how good your family looks is by having great family photos. Forget those stiff, unnaturally posed ones – seriously, who smiles like that? You want ones where you are all loose and happy.
That is why picture framing is important. Try to get good candid shots and think about how the photo will look when it is printed. Will people’s eyes be drawn to the right spots or are they going to have a hard time finding the central focus? After a little bit of practice, you will get the hang of it – it also helps that cameras and phones give you a preview now.
Another thing about framing is the actual frame that the photo is put in. Think about your tastes and find the style and colors that fit them. Try to get something that stands out but is not gaudy or ostentatious. Look at various frame trims and imagine them up on your walls. Will you like looking at them often or will they seem tacky after a while?
Besides photos, think of how you dress. Your outward appearance speaks volumes. Are you happy and take the time to wear clothes that make you look good? This does not necessarily mean that you need to splurge on designer clothes, either. There are a lot of things that don’t cost a lot of money that can still look tasteful.
Lest you think that this is all about appearances – what you do put out there is a reflection of what you are going through. It doesn’t make you vain. It just means that you are comfortable in what you wear and take pride in it rather than looking rumpled.
A Space to Work
You want to maximize how your home looks. There are projects, like a bathroom renovation, to start off. Having a bathroom that looks like it was made for this century, not when Ronald Reagan was president, can go a long way toward making your residence look more presentable.
Another area you might want to target is where you can work. Having a nice environment can help you focus. It’s also a good place to show off when you have company over. Think about where you want it to be. How can you make it more accessible?
While it may seem like an afterthought for many, if you have a place to work, it can help you follow the ‘Look Good Feel Good’ mantra since you won’t be worried about finding a spot to work when you need to. Plus, any money you make, you can use it to make the rest of your place look good.
You may even want to consider installing a place to work out as well. It can be a sanctuary for you and your family to escape any stress before or after they tackle something – whether it is work-, school-, or even relationship-related. Plus, working out can make you both feel and look good.
Beauty For All Ages
You can still look great even if you are living in an assisted living facility. The change in your living arrangements does not mean that you have to let yourself go. Age is only a number and you can keep yourself looking and feeling as young as you feel. So you can keep up your beauty regimen even then.
This can have the added bonus of possibly encouraging others in the same facility to take the time to look after their own looks, and feel younger and sprier themselves. It could also be good to share the mantra with others, and, when prompted, you can share your tips on looking and feeling good. This joy and knowledge could through spread throughout the assisted living facility, helping to make it a better place for everyone living there.
These thoughts on how to age don’t have to apply to just that one scenario, though. Plenty of people still live at home in their older years and they also keep up their beauty standards. It’s all a state of mind.
Show Off Your Smile
One sign of a healthy family is one where all of its members have great-looking teeth. It shows that they all prioritize their oral health. But spending time brushing and flossing, along with using mouthwash at night, can only do so much. They also need regular help in the form of dental cleanings.
It can be time-consuming, though, especially if you see different dentists. That can mean having staggered appointments and a lot of driving around, which can also cost you money at the gas pump. There has to be a way to consolidate all of these visits.
You can do this by seeing a family dentist. The dentist can see everyone, and you can book back-to-back appointments to get things done in a single day. It will also allow you to gain a sense of familiarity with the dentist, which can also allow them to learn what you like in terms of your smile.
Another good thing is that they will have all of your records under one roof which makes it easy if you do decide to go see a cosmetic dentist. That way there will be no problems chasing anyone down.
Tackling a Crisis
When you have a family, things can happen out of the blue. For example, you or a family member could be playing a sport and get hit in the mouth, loosening, or knocking out a tooth. That means that you will need emergency dental care.
Keeping a cool head in these situations can help you sustain your ‘Look Good Feel Good’ motto. In the case of the tooth, locate it and take it with you as you go seek the dentist. Do not panic. By taking the tooth, there is a possibility that the dentist can save it. The tooth should be kept in a special solution that you can find at a drug store while searching for an emergency dentist.
This applies to any crisis, though. Keep calm and formulate a plan, quickly. Then act on it. If people see you being cool in a stressful situation, then they will know that your family is in very good hands.
Find the Right Treatment
You need to find the right things to keep you looking and feeling good. There are a lot of treatments out there that can enable you to do this. It may take some time and research, including talking to other family members and friends.
There are other things that you can do to strengthen your teeth. One of them is fluoride therapy. This will help keep your teeth cavity-free or prevent any small cavities from growing any larger.
Your dentist will also have lab equipment, usually in their own in-house dental lab, to make anything like fillings, dentures, or crowns.
There can be cosmetic treatments – talk to a dermatologist about how to make your skin look the best that it can. They can suggest a lot of non-invasive treatments that only need to be done once in a while. Find the best ones that suit your needs and tastes.
Improve Your Smile
Your smile is one of the first things that people will see when meeting you for time. Are you going to have them see a row of pearly white teeth or are you going to desperately wish you had remembered to brush your teeth in the morning? There are plenty of cosmetic dentistry services available to help you get that smile.
For example, if you have a chipped tooth, you could get a veneer put in front of it. The dentist will shave off a thin layer of enamel and bond the veneer to the tooth. That way, it will look like you have naturally great-looking teeth.
Another option, especially if you are missing teeth, is to get a dental implant. The implant uses a dental crown to act as a natural tooth. That way, you can eat and drink much as you did before. Best of all, they can last up to 25 years before you need another one. That can be a lifetime for many people.
Cosmetic dentistry is far from just being about vanity. It is about boosting your confidence. People like seeing other people smile. It can give you the impetus to talk to others, as well as improve your chances in both personal and professional scenarios. It could lead to better opportunities in both capacities. All it took was something to make you smile.
Cover the Cost
There is something else that can make a family look great: being prepared in the event of an emergency. Things happen out of the blue and it can be easy to fall into dire financial straits if you are not careful. That can be fixed if you are smart and enlist the help of a group insurance company.
That way, they can cover the cost of these incidents or pay you for any upfront costs. It’s a good way to ensure that you are not unnecessarily stressed out when your family encounters these emergencies. Other people will see that you are more relaxed as a family unit and are not fighting over money.
These are just a few of the ways that you can have your family live the ‘look good feel good’ mantra. It can lead to many years of happiness … and it can also be carried on through multiple generations.
There are those who might see these as mere vanity. Those people should take an inward look at themselves and ask what is making them feel this unhappy about their own lives. Once they figure that out, then they can improve both their own self-esteem and their image.
Yes, those above things can cost money. But you can also make that back if you improve your station in life. Then it will all be worth it.