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Three Tips to Help You Glow Up in the Real World

Posted: August 4, 2021
Sponsored by Alcon


The transition to adult life can be both exciting and terrifying all at the same time. On one hand, it’s a time to celebrate freedom and limitless possibilities. On the other hand, being in the “real world” comes with tough choices and loads of responsibility. But don’t worry. Whether you have already accepted a job, or you are still figuring out what to do this summer, these simple tips will help you “glow up” in a real way as you make the leap into your next phase.

Crush Your Goals the S.M.A.R.T. Way

To truly own this new phase of your life, set S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-based) goals – no matter how big or small. Here’s how this works: Think about something you’d like to crush, like learning how to cook quick, healthy meals for the week. Start by setting a goal to cook a new recipe using a different style or skill three times a week for a month. Once you’ve gotten into a groove then work it into your new daily routine and schedule. Pro tip: Put your goals and plans down on paper. A cool way to bring your goals to life and stay on track is to create a vision board, a bullet journal, set smartphone alerts or write it in your calendar.

Girl, Get Your Eyes Checked

Face it, your new normal is crazy busy and it can be easy to let your health slip off the to-do list – especially your eyesight. How are you going to “glow up” if you can’t see past your own nose? In order to take on the world, make sure you visit your eye doctor for an annual eye exam so your eyes are in tip-top shape. While you’re there, ask the doctor for a dependable, easy-to-use contact lens that can keep up with your new “go-go-go” lifestyle.

“Vision care is often overlooked, but it is one of the most important factors of your overall health,” said Kristin Anderson, Director of Professional Education, US Vision Care & Dry Eye at Alcon. “Many college-aged or young working professional patients have complaints about eye issues or wanting a comfortable alternative to eyeglasses. These days, I recommend individuals try a daily disposable contact lens that provides precise vision and all-day comfort, and that are easy to put in and take out. Many love PRECISION1® and PRECISION1® for Astigmatism contact lenses because they do all these things and open them up to a world of possibilities.”

Be a Confidence Queen

Confidence is the key to success in the real world – on the inside and out. And there’s only one way to be confident – just do it. Get that haircut you’ve been wanting, buy that outfit that makes you feel your best or tackle your fear of public speaking with a few self-help TikToks. Whatever you do, don’t forget that your journey is just that, yours. Everyone’s path is different, so don’t compare yourself to your friends. Embrace this exciting new time, and know that when you feel confident in yourself, you’ll be happier and ready to tackle any challenges that may come up.

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