Personal hygiene habits that help us stay less judgmental
Personal hygiene is handled differently by everyone. When the word hygiene is used, most Americans think keeping your body clean; but hygiene can be used for what a person wears and how they accessorize with it. For example, a person can have tattoos and earrings and look rough around the edges, but they wear a suit to work everyday and have a great family life. It is a natural emotion to judge others; the trick is learning how to use better judgment when we are around others. How do our own personal hygiene habits make us look to another person?
The first step to personal hygiene is to be clean. Doing basic steps daily will help you to stay clean and will keep your body healthy and free of diseases. One of your seven senses is smell, and everyone can smell; shower and bath regularly to help you stay free of body odor; if you have a strong body odor, use deodorants or perfumes to help you cover the smell. Brush your teeth twice a day. It will not only help you to have fresh breath, but it will also help you fight gum disease, tarter buildup and cavities. See your dentist every six months to make sure your mouth is healthy and free of any damage. If you are among the 26.2 million men or 20.9 million women that smoke do not smoke within a confined space. Doing so will create a stronger smoke smell on you and the items around you. Smoke in an open space and that is not around pregnant woman or young children.
Appearance is how we express our personalities and what we are passionate about. It also sets us all up for judgment from other people. What can we do to be less judgmental? Be understanding and have an open mind. When you pass someone wearing all black clothing with piercing all over, don't jump to think this person is gothic or worships the devil. This person may like the color black and is trying to express themselves with their piercings.
If you are out with your friends at a restaurant or bar and see someone who has had a little too much to drink; don't jump to the conclusion that they are an alcoholic. We all have different ways of telling our stories and showing our emotions. Someone may tell their story by getting tattoos or piercings and someone else may do it by buying a motorcycle or boat. When you see someone and have a thought, think about that thought before you throw out your judgment.
If you are a single person, you are probably dating and meeting new people everyday. But how do you not judge someone when you first meet them or when you are set up on a "blind date." When you first meet them, look without judging who they might be and then get to know them. Ask questions about who they are and what they like. You may be out with someone is dressed up nice for your date, but the more you get to know them, you find that they are a t-shirt and jeans kind of person who likes to work on computers and skateboard. They may even be a cowboy or cowgirl who loves horses and going camping. We all want to dress to impress, but your idea might not be another person's idea. What matters most about a person is what is on the inside, not by what they wear and dress. Don't dress how you think society should have your dress, be who you are and be confident.