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6 Tips On How To Look Good When You Feel Terrible

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6 Tips On How To Look Good When You Feel Terrible cat in bed via bandofcats jpg

“Just five more minutes, please.”

When you are clearly ill and definitely unable to function, you have got to know when to sit out from work. That said, there are times when you’re in between “all right” and “abysmal” when you still have to attend functions, whether they’re your child’s school play, an important meeting at work, dinner with out-of-town family or a get-together with old friends. When you know that the event is significant enough that missing it would be upsetting and there is very little (if any) chance of postponement, sometimes you just need to put on a bright, brave face and come out.

Unfortunately, that is easier said than done. For example, if you are just barely getting over the flu, during which you used up several boxes of tissues, but absolutely have to attend a project meeting at work because you’re the one speaking, you don’t want to show up looking like Rudolph’s human counterpart. Even though people might know you’re ill and have sympathy for that, it could work against you to appear sick. Think about it: even if somebody tells you she is at the tail end of a cold, yet she’s still bright red on the nose with watery eyes, are you going to want to be closely discussing ideas and details with her in a small space wherein you might wind up ill? Probably not, because then you might have to miss work after acquiring a cold, as well. People get anxious around those who appear ill, so cutting down on visible signs of ailment can help reduce that outside stress.

Fortunately, there are ways to keep from looking quite so ill! Start by whipping off those slippers and swapping your bathrobe for something a little less fuzzy. With these little tips, you’ll look good regardless of how awful you feel.

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