Nowadays the word ‘grooming’ is very common. It is inclusive of a large variety of things. Precisely speaking, it has three key concepts – your appearance, your conversational style, and your self-confidence. The term “groom yourself” applies to those people with self-beliefs, decent behavior, appropriate clothing as well as a positive body language. The way you converse, what you speak, the manner in which you are presenting yourself in public – all of these depend on your grooming. The foremost requirement for this is to properly open yourself up to society and that does not mean you have to be extremely attractive on the face. Displaying your supreme abilities and unique qualities in front of everyone is what grooming is all about.
How Can You Groom Yourself?
You need to keep a few things in mind while grooming yourself. In order to live in society, you have to maintain some or the other kind of etiquette. The most necessary object is sophisticated mannerisms on the basis of which develops your personality. You should always have a clear idea in your mind of how to say something, what to say and what not to say. For instance, in a get-together with your relatives and family members or an office party or any other occasion – the behavior, dressing style, and etiquette should be differently maintained. Get yourself decked up accordingly.
Be comfortable in whatever you wear. The body language, look, style, approach, dressing, etc. should be suited according to the environment of that particular occasion. In short, you have to groom yourself as a complete being. That does not mean you will have to let go of your selfhood. On the contrary, this is the manner in which you can conduct yourself correctly and attractively.
Grooming is well-connected with self-confidence. If you are self-confident enough, you will be able to present yourself differently in different situations. If you feel that you are suffering from an inferiority complex, try to find out the reasons for the same. Every human being is flawed in some way or the other. Some of those flaws can be rectified but it is not possible to change the rest. That does not mean you will have to crawl into your shell. Learn to accept and love yourself for what you are. Ask yourself the root cause of your problems.
There are people who may be of plus size or have blemished skin, or disability to speak properly, or not able to speak fluent English and hundreds of such other problems. You have to find out your hindrances for yourself and get rid of it. This is only grooming. Along with your problems, find out the advantages in yourself too. Remember that every problem has its own solution.
Always say this to yourself that you can learn to speak English fluently if you are not fluent in it already. Or to reduce your size, you will join a gym. If you feel that self-improvement is important, take care to achieve it. This is how your self-confidence will increase. If you feel good while looking at yourself in the mirror, consider that you have already achieved half of it. Since, when we look good, we feel good, right?
Presentation and Communication
In today’s fast-paced life, the first impression has an ever-lasting impact. Therefore, your conversational style is very significant. At times, whatever you think about yourself may be different from the vibes people get from you. In this case, body language is very essential. Even if you are sufficiently intelligent, you may face problems while presenting yourself. Therefore you tend to lose your importance.
The lack of soft skills can easily be fulfilled. Plan an outing with your friends. Spend more time in your hobby or whatever you like doing the best. Owing to the benefits of social media, you can never feel that you are losing your importance in today’s world. Here you can easily share your thoughts or engage yourself in a lively conversation.
What is needed for this is getting rid of your inhibitions and increasing your comfort zone. If you try a little, you will get the solutions at the tip of your hand. Watch news on TV, read newspapers, get an idea of styles from watching celebrities if you are fascinated with fashion, etc. Try to involve your family members in all these too because it will not only help you rediscover yourself but also create a healthy environment.
Grooming and English
English is quite important for grooming. English is the only medium of communication in interviews, corporate meetings, or some special parties. Therefore, this matter needs to be taken care of. Many times, your inability to speak fluent English stands as an obstacle in presenting your views, and at other times, people get appreciated for simply speaking fluent English when the substance is only bland.
Do not feel inferior if you are weak in any language, especially English. Since English is not your mother tongue, a few flaws here and there can be corrected easily. If you are not confident in speaking English, state that clearly in the interview you are taking part in and present your views in your mother tongue itself. You should be confidently able to speak about your disabilities, including that of ineloquent English speaking skills. Do not keep mum to yourself. Instead, keep on trying and trying it within yourself.
You can start it slowly by speaking out small sentences. Increase your stock of words first. Do not focus on tense, grammar, etc. primarily. Put your views forward on social networking sites in English. English newspapers, movies, songs, and even the posters on the road and the menu in the restaurant – all provide you an opportunity to learn it. It will surely be an added advantage if you are coherent and fluent in English.
Nowadays several grooming institutions have come up. They are ever ready to point out your areas of strength as well as flaws and extend their helping hands. Therefore start telling this to yourself, once again, that there is no stipulated age limit for learning new things. So instead of being shy and limiting yourself to a small space, rediscover yourself in a new style.