Tuesday, June 29, 2010

First Impressions

I've been told that upon first seeing me, people first thought I was either snobby or a b*itch. Of course after opening my mouth and revealing who I truly am, these people change their perception of me right away. But I always wondered, "why do these people think I would be this way?"

Is it how I present myself? Do I really come off as snobby or even a b*itch?

Here are some easy tips to making sure that your first impression is ALWAYS a good one.

1. Smile. It's so simple, but it's easy to get caught up in our day that we forget that our mug is the first thing people see. Make a conscious decision to smile more often, even if it isn't 100% genuine. Still, smile. You'll be surprised how many people will smile back at you.

2. Be courteous. Something I've noticed lately, is that courtesy isn't something practiced often anymore. Something as small as holding a door open for someone can set the pace for yours and someone else's day. Plus, you'll get that feel-good feeling for doing something positive for someone else. Also, don't forget to say "please" and "thank you". Mama shoulda taught you better, so employ these good manners that I know she taught ya. ;-)

3. Start your day off with a positive attitude. I know we have days where we "wake up on the wrong side of the bed", but we shouldn't let that set the tone for our day. We all have bad days coming our way, but we don't have to let it completely take over our ability to enjoy our day either.

But most of all, remember my first tip. SMILE!!! it's something I definitely try to do everyday, even on those days where I'm not truly feeling it. But it sure is nice when someone smiles back. so with that...

1 comment:

  1. Love the tips! Thank you. And the photo is priceless! Love it!