Everyone has bad habits, and that’s okay! But it’s a good idea to try and change them, to not only be more attractive to others, but more attractive for yourself. Attractiveness really means to keeps yourself well groomed, as well as healthy, and some of your bad habits can be negative in both of those areas.
Some of your bad habits could include: clenched jaw, grinding teeth, biting your nails, bad posture, not covering your cough or burping loudly. All of these things are important to your appearance, as well as how you feel. Almost always, bad habits are responses that you have developed to deal with stress, which is almost impossible to completely eliminate from your life. However, one thing that you could improve on in order to mitigate your stress and your bad habits is mindfulness.
Mindfulness is being aware of your actions, understanding your surroundings, and being cognizant of what you say to others. This can be difficult to do, but the benefits are enormous. By being mindful of everything that you do, you can instantly become more personable and more attractive to others. Plus some other benefits of mindfulness include: increased efficiency, better productivity, self control, improved concentration, higher emotional intelligence and equanimity.
Mindfulness can help you in all situations, including your home life, your work and your social life. It can help you stay on track with your workouts, your diet and your schedule. Mindfulness has been proven to increase awareness, which essentially helps you become the person you want to be.
Stress and mindfulness are often very closely related, and also perpetuate each other. The more stressed you are, the less mindful you are likely to be, and the less mindful you are, the more stressed you will probably be. But it also goes the other way, so if you can create a positive relationship between the two, then you have really set yourself up nicely to succeed, and to be a better person.
Some ways that you can increase your mindfulness are:
- Taking a second before you speak and/or respond
- Being aware of your surroundings, and who you’re with
- Knowing what your bad habits are, and trying to pay attention to them
- Acknowledging that you want to be more mindful
- Creating, and trying to stick to a schedule
Just by checking in with yourself throughout the day, you can practice some of these things so you can be more mindful.
Being mindful will also slow down your life, making things seem more manageable, but also more enjoyable. You will be able to appreciate the small things, and not stress out too much about the future.
Reduce your stress, and increase your mindfulness by being more aware of yourself, as well as taking a couple minutes a day to clear your mind and reflect. Once you are able to do this, other people will find you more attractive to be around, and you’ll find yourself more attractive as well.