How to Give Your Life a Fab Five Makeover
Whether or not you’ve ever seen Queer Eye (or its early noughties predecessor), the concept is easy to understand. Five talented men come into your life to improve it in key ways and help to bring you health and happiness. Not everyone is lucky enough to have the Fab Five (as they’re known) come and shower them with attention, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn lessons from them and apply them to your own life. It’s not just about changing your look but taking a good look at your lifestyle and how you can be better as a person.
The official role of Karamo Brown on Queer Eye is “culture” expert, but what he really does is dig deep into the mental health and wellness of the “hero” of the episode. This is ultimately the most important thing to deal with. There are some issues you can work on yourself, but there are other times when professional help is needed. If you’re dealing with a problem like depression, pornography addiction (or any other addiction), you should seek help. Trained therapists and medical professionals can help you with treatment, from talking therapy to medication.
Beauty and Grooming
Many of us, and especially men, don’t take the time to take care of ourselves every day. But even just a few minutes grooming yourself gives you a chance to have some time to yourself every morning or evening. It can also make you feel just a little bit better when you’re down. Simply washing some face and moisturising your skin can make you feel a bit more human. Of course, you can also get a new haircut.
Dressing for comfort is important to a lot of people, but a lot of us forget to think about how we look too. You don’t have to look like a total slob to benefit from some new clothes and a bit of fashion advice. It doesn’t take a whole new wardrobe to give you a new look, either. You can explore new ways to wear what you already have, get some things tailored or altered, or buy a few key pieces to elevate your existing wardrobe.
Food is about more than just nutrition. It also gives you a chance to cook, exploring your creative side, and it can make you feel good. It’s also a great excuse to spend time with your family, whether you’re cooking or eating together. Think about how you want food to be part of your life. Maybe you want to eat healthier, cook from scratch more, or just have more meals with your family.
Transforming your home can make a big difference in your life too. What your home looks like can affect how you feel, with things like how much light there is making a big difference. How you can use the space within your home is also important to think about. For example, just adding some storage can make your home a lot more functional.
You might not have a whole team of lifestyle experts to improve your life, but if you want to change things, there are lots of small and big ways you can do it.