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Whatever it is you’re doing in life, you’ll tend to find that there are ways of going about things that are kind of generic, and other ways of going about things that feature a bit more of the “personal touch.”
What is the “personal touch?” Well, it’s anything that allows you to express a bit of your personality and creativity in whatever it is you’re doing. The way you sign of your emails could have an element of the “personal touch” about it, and the way you style your hair can also be customised to your own particular personality.
Here are a few reasons why you should always consider going for the personal touch in life.
It makes the people around you feel more special and connected
When you’re interacting with the people around you in a generic way, it’s kind of unlikely that they are going to feel very special, flattered, and connected with you as a result.
When you add a bit more of a personal touch to things, on the other hand, it really can help to make the people around you feel more special and connected to you. DIY wedding invitations, for example – especially if they are customised to each individual – are just that little bit more special.
The same applies to all sorts of interpersonal interactions you have with people. Sending a group message out to all of your friends on Facebook, asking if they want to hang out that day, is far from being very warm and encouraging. Talking to each person, individually, on the other hand is a different story.
It’s a good way of expressing yourself in a pretty cookie-cutter world
The world today seems to be becoming more “cookie-cutter” in a variety of ways.
Part of this is driven by the fact that consumer goods are now more accessible than ever before. Meaning that more and more of us own identical things. Like the sheer number of people who have iPhones, for example.
Another part of this “cookie cutter” phenomenon is driven by social media and the media in general. Which do a pretty good job of mainstreaming trends and fashions in a hurry.
Everyone wants to stand out from the crowd at least a little bit. So finding ways of adding a bit of a personal touch to whatever it is you do, is a good way of expressing yourself and making your own mark.
It makes things a bit more fun and interesting
Life is just a bit more fun and interesting when you take more of an active hand in things. And don’t rely so much on “templates.”
Striving to add a bit of personal touch to things generally means living in a more creative and intentional kind of a way. And having a bit more fun with how you present yourself, how you interact with other people, and more.
Of course, you shouldn’t go completely over the top in an attempt to be “unique” and “zany,”. Or you’ll probably irritate most of the people around you.
Nonetheless, have a bit of fun with things. It will make life a bit more interesting.
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