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7 Free Ways to Make Yourself More Attractive

7 Free Ways to Make Yourself More Attractive

To be more attractive doesn’t need to cost you any money. Your goal of becoming more attractive can be made much easier by taking these tips and applying them in your own life.

Laughter is a lovely thing.

Ever notice how some of the hottest people have a wicked sense of humor? They’re busy laughing rather than taking life too seriously, and they keep you grinning too. These hotties aren’t afraid of a few laughs at their own expense either. After a long day at school or work, take some time to watch a comedic television show or read posts on one of your favorite websites. It will help you relax and maybe even take yourself a little less seriously. Laughter is not only a great method for de-stressing, keep it up and you will even burn some calories. Go ahead, crack a smile.

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Take a moment to become more cultured, because you’re classy like that.

Cultured individuals are aware of various areas of society. People are drawn to their knowledge, experiences and their curiosity for new things. There are simple ways to become more cultured. Many of today’s films have been adapted from books. Why not try a book that you’ve always heard about, but never read? After you’ve finished the book, watch as you suddenly recognize all the cultural references that point to that piece of literature. You can become familiar with just about anything from books, to wine or music. Everyone knows that one song from an advertisement they’ve heard so many times, they can recite the lyrics word-for-word. Despite that fact, if anyone asked you the artist or even the name of the song, you wouldn’t have a clue. Here’s what you do: type the lyrics into a search engine and find the song. As you dance to the sweet, sweet melody, take in important details such as the artist as well as the year it was released. Congratulations, you’ve just gained some musical knowledge—equating to a bit of culture.

Generosity makes for one fine specimen.

Doing your research and finding a charity that you support is just one way to be generous to others. If you don’t have funds to donate, give others your time. Whether it’s helping your mother with yard work, tutoring kids at your local schools or simply listening to a friend vent over daily stress, when people recognize your willingness to do for others they will appreciate it.

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Walk with confidence and you’ll feel foxy.

Confidence is an attractive trait to have. If you want to communicate to anyone around you that you possess this characteristic, a great place to start is with your walk. Making sure that you walk with your eyes facing forward can help give off a positive impression. An upright position helps improve your posture and looks so much more attractive than slouching. This can translate into the way that you sit as well. There is even the possibility of preventing excessive back pain in the future. For men, taking large steps sends signals of confidence and purpose. In women, finding a pace at which you are comfortable is a great way to help project confidence as you walk. Get into the practice of lifting your chin and pulling in your shoulders whenever you walk. Your walk is an important nonverbal indicator of how you feel.

Sticking to Your Convictions? That’s a beautiful thing.

Do you have a set of beliefs that you try your best to live by each day? Convictions come in many forms and are specific to each individual. Where one person may find an act morally wrong, another might feel the opposite. Because of your convictions, you may expose only minimal skin or you may find it necessary to confess to bad behavior. The fact is, mature adults may not necessarily agree with all of your choices but they will be able to respect that it is a part of who you are. If you express your convictions and are unwavering toward sticking to them without feeling the need to push these convictions onto others, that is all the more reason to respect you.

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Hey good-looking, do you work out?

Do you work out? If you don’t, you definitely should. There are an infinite number of reasons why individuals should make time in their day to work out. Getting in at least 30 – 45 minutes of exercise three to five days a week will help maintain your body weight, and contribute to long-term benefits as well. Creating and adhering to a workout schedule will result in strengthening of your muscles and weight loss. You will benefit internally and the results will eventually become physically noticeable as well.

Put good inside, and get a gorgeous glow.

Take a look in your refrigerator and make a meal or fix yourself a drink using the colorful array of tastes and textures that fruits and vegetables offer you. Making these items a large part of your diet will help create a beautiful complexion. Another item to incorporate into your diet is green tea. With a large list of health benefits including improved blood pressure, oral health and even weigh, this is a powerful food product that you’ll definitely want to take in. Water is a fluid you will always want to have an abundance of inside your body. Not only does it hydrate you, it contributes to cell growth. Remember to never underestimate the effectiveness of these food and drink options in helping you get the best glow possible. Your goal of becoming more attractive can be made much easier by taking these tips and applying them in your own life. They’re free and so easy to do. Use these suggestions and begin feeling more attractive right away.

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Last Updated on February 21, 2019

The Secret to Effective Conflict Resolution: The IBR Approach

The Secret to Effective Conflict Resolution: The IBR Approach

In business, in social relationships, in family… In whatever context conflict is always inevitable, especially when you are in the leader role. This role equals “make decisions for the best of majority” and the remaining are not amused. Conflicts arise.

Conflicts arise when we want to push for a better quality work but some members want to take a break from work.

Conflicts arise when we as citizens want more recreational facilities but the Government has to balance the needs to maintain tourism growth.

Conflicts are literally everywhere.

Avoiding Conflicts a No-No and Resolving Conflicts a Win-Win

Avoiding conflicts seem to be a viable option for us. The cruel fact is, it isn’t. Conflicts won’t walk away by themselves. They will, instead, escalate and haunt you back even more when we finally realize that’s no way we can let it be.

Moreover, avoiding conflicts will eventually intensify the misunderstanding among the involved parties. And the misunderstanding severely hinders open communication which later on the parties tend to keep things secret. This is obviously detrimental to teamwork.

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Some may view conflicts as the last step before arguments. And they thus leave it aside as if they never happen. This is not true.

Conflicts are the intersect point between different individuals with different opinions. And this does not necessarily lead to argument.

Instead, proper handling of conflicts can actually result in a win-win situation – both parties are pleased and allies are gained. A better understanding between each other and future conflicts are less likely to happen.

The IBR Approach to Resolve Conflicts

Here, we introduce to you an effective approach to resolve conflicts – the Interest-Based Relational (IBR) approach. The IBR approach was developed by Roger Fisher and William Ury in their 1981 book Getting to Yes. It stresses the importance of the separation between people and their emotions from the problem. Another focus of the approach is to build mutual understanding and respect as they strengthen bonds among parties and can ultimately help resolve conflicts in a harmonious way. The approach suggests a 6-step procedure for conflict resolution:

Step 1: Prioritize Good Relationships

How? Before addressing the problem or even starting the discussion, make it clear the conflict can result in a mutual trouble and through subsequent respectful negotiation the conflict can be resolved peacefully. And that brings the best outcome to the whole team by working together.

Why? It is easy to overlook own cause of the conflict and point the finger to the members with different opinions. With such a mindset, it is likely to blame rather than to listen to the others and fail to acknowledge the problem completely. Such a discussion manner will undermine the good relationships among the members and aggravate the problem.

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Example: Before discussion, stress that the problem is never one’s complete fault. Everyone is responsible for it. Then, it is important to point out our own involvement in the problem and state clearly we are here to listen to everyone’s opinions rather than accusing others.

Step 2: People Are NOT the Cause of Problem

How? State clearly the problem is never one-sided. Collaborative effort is needed. More importantly, note the problem should not be taken personally. We are not making accusations on persons but addressing the problem itself.

Why? Once things taken personally, everything will go out of control. People will become irrational and neglect others’ opinions. We are then unable to address the problem properly because we cannot grasp a fuller and clearer picture of the problem due to presumption.

Example: In spite of the confronting opinions, we have to emphasize that the problem is not a result of the persons but probably the different perspectives to view it. So, if we try to look at the problem from the other’s perspective, we may understand why there are varied opinions.

Step 3: Listen From ALL Stances

How? Do NOT blame others. It is of utmost importance. Ask for everyone’s opinions. It is important to let everyone feel that they contribute to the discussion. Tell them their involvement is essential to solve the problem and their effort is very much appreciated.

Why? None wants to be ignored. If one feels neglected, it is very likely for he/she to be aggressive. It is definitely not what we hope to see in a discussion. Acknowledging and being acknowledged are equally important. So, make sure everyone has equal opportunity to express their views. Also, realizing their opinions are not neglected, they will be more receptive to other opinions.

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Example: A little trick can played here: Invite others to talk first. It is an easy way to let others feel involved and ,more importantly, know their voices are heard. Also, we can show that we are actively listening to them by giving direct eye-contact and nodding. One important to note is that never interrupt anyone. Always let them finish first beforeanother one begins.

Step 4: Listen Comes First, Talk Follows

How? Ensure everyone has listened to one another points of view. It can be done by taking turn to speak and leaving the discussion part at last. State once again the problem is nothing personal and no accusation should be made.

Why? By turn-taking, everyone can finish talking and voices of all sides can be heard indiscriminantly. This can promote willingness to listen to opposing opinions.

Example: We can prepare pieces of paper with different numbers written on them. Then, ask different members to pick one and talk according to the sequence of the number. After everyone’s finished, advise everyone to use “I” more than “You” in the discussion period to avoid others thinking that it is an accusation.

Step 5: Understand the Facts, Then Address the Problem

How? List out ALL the facts first. Ask everyone to tell what they know about the problems.

Why? Sometimes your facts are unknown to the others while they may know something we don’t. Missing out on these facts could possibly lead to inaccurate capture of the problem. Also, different known facts can lead to different perception of the matter. It also helps everyone better understand the problem and can eventually help reach a solution.

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Example: While everyone is expressing their own views, ask them to write down everything they know that is true to the problem. As soon as everyone has finished, all facts can be noted and everyone’s understanding of the problem is raised.

Step 6: Solve the Problem Together

How? Knowing what everyone’s thinking, it is now time to resolve the conflict. Up to this point, everyone should have understood the problem better. So, it is everyone’s time to suggest some solutions. It is important not to have one giving all the solutions.

Why? Having everyone suggesting their solutions is important as they will not feel excluded and their opinions are considered. Besides, it may also generate more solutions that can better resolve the conflicts. Everyone will more likely be satisfied with the result.

Example: After discussion, ask all members to suggest any possible solutions and stress that all solutions are welcomed. State clearly that we are looking for the best outcomes for everyone’s sake rather than battling to win over one another. Then, evaluate all the solutions and pick the one that is in favor of everyone.

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