Maintain Your Person
Speak with confidence with clean and sparkly teeth. Brush, floss, use the funny tiny brushes, wash your mouth out (not with soap and water) and smile at your gleaming self in the mirror. Brushing of the teeth is the most boring event of the day but it’s worth it. If someone wants to kiss you, you are totally ready. Yeah.
Wash your hairs
If you already feel washed out and sad, give your hair a good lather and rinse, blow dry it – treat yourself! – and then style as required. Maybe this takes longer than 10 minutes if there is complicated braiding to be done, or maybe just the feeling of lovely clean hair is enough.
Is there a bird living in your beard? Could there be? Give it a wash, trim or comb and enjoy the abundance of your manly strength. A well maintained beard is a handsome thing indeed. Same for ‘tashes – trim, comb and wax if you feel a bit fancy. Comb or pluck your eyebrows. Now you look polished. Good work.
If not your leggies pick the unhappily hairy body part of choice and spend 10 minutes with some foam and a razor or whatever frightening shaving implement you use and make yourself smooth and lovely. Don’t forget to moisturise! Now you look and smell great.
Claws, I mean nails
Go either way – make them lovely and long or lovely and short. This can mean cutting, filing, painting, removing paint, sticking bits on and I don’t know what. Personally I like to have short, trimmed nails and any polish should not be chipped (and almost always is). When my nails are long I look at them more often, they bump into things, they break and it’s better when they go. So 10 minutes well spent I say!
Jump in the shower or bath. Cleanse your person with the product of your choice and as our mother always used to say, don’t forget to wash your bum. Rinse. Jump out and dry. Moisturise or don’t, but if you get itchy skin later don’t complain to me when you are rubbing your back against the corner of a wall like a bear.
Stained? Baggy? Holes? Been wearing that for 3 days? Still in your jammies? Get dressed! A clean one of everything please: pants, socks, bra (if required), and put on something comfortable that you wouldn’t mind being seen in. Look at yourself in the mirror and say ‘’that’s better, you look nice’’.
Even if you are not planning to leave the house today, you are a real person with good standards of hygiene. When you look in the mirror you want to feel fine about what you see. If someone drops by you’ll feel more confident with your shiny teeth and clean socks.
So maintain your person and feel better in just 10 minutes.
Co-founder, The Clean Sheet