Your body is the vessel that moves you towards any destination in life but the quality of this journey depends on the vessel's level of maintenance.
The basic way to take good care of your body is by following a proper personal hygiene and grooming routine.
But if you don't, the negative effects of poor personal hygiene will affect your voyage, so that, you'll never fully enjoy it.
Let’s see how bad personal hygiene affects different aspects of your life.
What is bad personal hygiene?
Bad personal hygiene is when you don't wash your hands after using the toilet, when your working desk is dirty, when you stink without giving a damn about what other's think.
Bad personal hygiene speaks volumes about your character whether it’s laziness, self-neglect, poor mental health, or simply a lack of education about hygiene.
The consequence of bad personal care often is an unhealthy or an unattractive physical appearance. This lack of personal presentation affects how others perceive you. They might think of you like an unorganized person, dangerous for their environment or transmitter of diseases.
The main disadvantage is that nobody likes having around somebody who stinks, is dirty or is improperly dressed. People who behave like that are believed to put at risk other peoples environments.
The negative effects of poor personal hygiene on:
1. Personal presentation
Personal presentation is the skill of communicating about yourself through your physical appearance.
It represents your ability to impress a job interviewer or date, for example, to earn a chance of getting your foot in the door.
How poor hygiene affects your personal presentation?
Poor personal hygiene affects your personal presentation. This hurts your self-esteem and confidence.
As a result, you end up having a hard time attracting opportunities, interesting people and success into your life.
Let’s imagine, you are an employee with cleanliness and personal hygiene issues, who wants a promotion at work. What are your chances to get the promotion?
A study shows that 23% of employers are less likely to promote an employee with poor personal hygiene or bad physical appearance.
Your poor personal hygiene is a major reason for the employer not to promote you. Let's look at some of the reasons:
Now, you can see how bad hygiene affects your personal presentation and how this affects your success in building your career.
2. Social life
If you want to have friends don't embarrass them with your poor hygiene.
The problem here is that, most people won't tell you that your hygiene issues are disturbing them. They'll simply leave your company without explaining why.
That makes sense.
It's your job to be aware of the effects of your poor hygiene on others.
It's expected from you to understand that:
Many poor personal hygiene like these affects your social life.
Poor personal hygiene allows harmful microorganisms invade your body which weakens your health and well-being.
Good hygiene, or personal cleanliness, not only helps maintain a healthy person but is important in preventing the spread of infections and disease.
The consequences of improper hygiene affect many aspects of your life.
It worsens your relationships, career, social life, your health and more.