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5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Wearing A Wrist Watch

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5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Wearing A Wrist Watch

Wrist watches are now making a return as smart watches, but millennials are still reluctant to wear them. These amazing pieces of functional jewelry lost a lot of their popularity as Generation Y grew up checking the time on their phones, which made the wristwatch obsolete. The latest generation of people are not attached to their watches as those before them were; Generation Y is not going to invest in a diamond Rolex to wear it their entire life, daily, then pass it on to their kids and grandkids, as a family heritage. Millennials are not wearing wrist watches, at least, not the conventional ones.

But apparently, the new generations are changing their minds.

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1. The Wrist Watch is an Image of a Successful Businessmen

If you’ve ever seen an episode of Mad Men, you’d know all those men wear stylish wrist watches, and this is because the image of the successful man wearing a watch is iconic. In business, people who wear wrist watches are seen as more reliable, organized and professional. Even if women embrace watches and turned them into elaborate bracelets that show the time, the image of a watch winder is still linked to men. This is it: watches are symbols of manhood. Most articles and commercials you will see about watches are going to be focused on men, rather than women. The reasons why watches are manly can be traced back in cultural suppositions of history and have a lot to do with power, money, and other manly attributes.

In a world dominated by smartwatches, smartphones, and other smart devices, the old watches seem to be out of place, but this is not true. There are multiple reasons why you should be wearing a wrist watch, regardless of whether you are a man or a woman.

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2. A Wrist Watch Can Keep You Safe

This is probably the most unexpected reason to wear a watch: it can keep you safe! In the fast-paced world that we live, con artists use very complex schemes to steal expensive mobile devices – or the simplest plan ever: they simply ask you what the time is. Then once you take out your smartphone or tablet, the thief does his or her job and runs away. As simple as that! If you wear a wrist watch, you will be able to tell the time without endangering yourself or your belongings.

3. A Wrist Watch Makes You Look Classier

If you hang out in a cafe, you will be amazed to see just how many people place their smartphones on the table even before they take a seat. This is a severe case of lack of manners, but for millennials who don’t wear a wristwatch, it is a necessary gesture. Well, dare to be different! Be the one person in the room who doesn’t need to flash their smartphone in front of everyone to check the time. Be the person who can enter a meeting without the smartphone, because you can tell the time without electronic devices.

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4. A Wrist Watch Shows People You Are Organized

When you go to a job interview and wearing a watch, the interviewer is going to notice you over the other candidates. Wearing a watch shows you are a responsible and organized person, who is willing and able to adapt to new situations. When everyone else is relying on smartphones and smartwatches, wearing a wrist watch is going to make you stand out, giving a message to the people around that you know how to value your time and your money.

5. Express Yourself With Your Watch

Women can wear a lot of accessories, but men are only entitled to wear watches and cufflinks. These are the only two accessories a man can wear at any time, with any type of suit. Of course, men can wear other jewelry as well, but at workplaces where there’s a dress code, it’s mandatory for men to hide these accessories. However, you never have to hide your watch, which means you can express yourself with that watch. You can choose from a wide range of sporty, colorful, shiny, rubber watches – for any day and every situation, you can find a new watch, matching it with your own personality.

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Wrist watches are highly versatile and functional, so don’t let them die. Embrace them and don’t be shy to be the person that says “it’s quarter past nine!”

Featured photo credit: Unsplash via images.unsplash.com

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Last Updated on November 22, 2021

Thanksgiving: It’s About The Simple Things

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Thanksgiving: It’s About The Simple Things

Thanksgiving, a day of pure gluttony, football, and possible uncomfortable situations with family members that you may or may not like. Oh, yeah, and the whole “know and reflect on what it is to be thankful and grateful.”

During the holiday season many people forget what this time of year is bout and are too worried about getting the “early-bird” deals on Black Friday and making sure that they have the perfect gifts for their loved ones. I am sort of a “Grinch” when it comes to the holiday season, mostly because of that mentality by many of the poeple around me.

But instead of being grinch-like this holiday season, I decided to simplify things and get back to what this time of year is actually is about; being thankful for what I have and what I can give.

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Simplify

I’m not a “minimalist” in any real sense, but in the last few months the talks of Patrick Rhone and others have got me to rethink my stance. Can you really have too much stuff?

Absolutely.

And with all that stuff comes the burden and the weight of it on your back.

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If you feel that the things around you are out of control, maybe it’s time to simplify and be thankful and grateful for what you have and use. Here are a few things that you can do to simplify:

  • You know those gadgets in the drawer that you said you were going to sell? Well, time to get the listing on eBay and sell them. Or, send them to a place like Gazelle. Even if they are old and won’t get money, you can at least recycle them.
  • Get rid of things you don’t need. Like old books, clothes, tools, etc. Have something that’s been laying around forever with no use? Donate it to a charity or church. If you aren’t using it, someone else could be.
  • Find your productivity tools and stick with them. Use tools and gadgets that serve multiple purposes so you can simplify your tool set.

Be Mindful

You don’t have to be a master Buddhist or meditator to be mindful (although, it can definitely help). Being mindful comes down to being cognizant of the present and not keeping yourself in the past or future. It’s about living in the moment and being aware of yourself and everything around you. It’s just being.

Without getting too “California” on you, it is super important to be mindful during the holiday rush. Rather than worrying about the things that you forgot at your house on the way to relatives or thinking about the next stop in your endless holiday travels, just breath and think about what you are currently doing.

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Spend the time with your family and friends and don’t crush the moment. Try not to concentrate so hard on getting the perfect photo of the “awesome moment” of the day and actually miss the awesome moment.

Being mindful over the holidays will help you be with your families, friends, and yourself allowing you to enjoy your time.

Reflect

As the year is coming to a close (yes, it really is that close!) it’s a great time to start reflecting on what you have accomplished and what you haven’t. Within the next few weeks we will have a more throrough reflection article here at Lifehack.org, but reflecting every now and then over your holiday break is a great way to see where you have been doing well in your life and where you need to improve.

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Reflection shouldn’t be used to “get down” on yourself. Reflection should be used to take an honset inventory of what you have accomplished, how you handeled situations, and what you can do better. If you journal everyday (a daily form of reflection) it may be a good time to start going over some of the things that you have written and start to put together a year’s end journal entry. I mean, how else will you write your autobiography?

But, seriously, reflecting on yourself makes you aware of your successes and faults and helps you plan and make goals for the coming year. It makes you a better person.

So, while you are stuffing your face with bird, stuffing, and mashed taters’, remember that the holidays are much more than the superficial things. Use this holiday to become a better person.

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