Guide to Being a Smooth and Cultured Gentleman in 2017
It’s now 2017 - many of you will have made some resolutions for the new year. I’m sure many of you will have already failed at those resolutions! But it’s never too late to start focusing on improvements.
A lot of us want to become smoother and more cultured going forward. Well, here are a bunch of ways in which you can achieve just this in the new year.
Explore new entertainment forms
One of the first steps to being more cultured is to explore unfamiliar entertainment. So many men just stick to whatever music is in the charts, or whatever movies are in the top five at the box office.
Were the only films you went to see in 2016 a mix of superhero and Star Wars films? Did you only listen to the new Drake album? You need to start exploring outside your comfort zone. Start taking a look at some classic films and albums in the genres that you love.
Then start looking into other genres. You may not love everything, but you can at least experience them!
Get more health-conscious
Exercising is going to help you look good and feel more confident. Getting as much sleep as you need and watching what you eat a bit more closely will also help.
But how, exactly? Sure, these things are going to help with your physique and other aspects of your physical health. But they also help you remain focused, alert, and happy. You need to start looking after your health if you want to look and feel better.
Are book lovers in decline? There are a lot of men out there who want to be smooth and cultured, sophisticated and knowledgeable, but simply aren’t reading enough. The benefits of everyday reading are truly tremendous. And I’m not just talking about all the information you can receive from non-fiction books.
Even good fiction can help exercise your brainpower as well as your ability to empathize.
Don’t underestimate these traits if you want to be a smooth and cultured gentleman.
Treat yourself and look good
When people talk about the smooth gentleman, they often imagine expensive suits. But an expensive suit isn’t necessary to look smooth and sophisticated.
Getting the right casualwear will help you a lot, and taking the time to look after your hair and skin will also work wonders. Getting some nice accessories can also help you look smoother. Watches, rings - you could even go to slim wallets for men. When you treat yourself in this fashion, it helps you look good and exude confidence.
Understand the world
Is wide traveling a necessity for understanding the world around you? A lot of people will claim that it is, but that’s not always the case.
The fact is that it’s possible to learn a lot more sitting down at home than exploring the world. Again, we refer to the art of reading!
Get subscribed to magazines and websites like The Economist and National Geographic. You’ll be able to keep up with current events and their implications.
Politics, economics, and international relations are things we should all know more about.