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5 Classic Spooky Films You Should Watch This Halloween

Hey Cats,

It is the best time of year when everyone is getting spooky and down to watch those scarier films that I love oh so much. So you are partied out from a weekend of early Halloween fun but the big night is still upon us and you may want a more chilled affair so grab those comfy clothes (all black please) get some spooky snacks together and snuggle down with your best ghoul for a night of Halloween film fests.

Hocus Pocus


Lets start with something light and you can't go wrong with a bit of Disney and an all time classic starting the lady herself Bette Midler. I just never get bored of this film and it always brings a gentle spook to the night without bringing too much of a fright. Suitable for the whole family and it is crazy to think that this cult film wasn't a big hit in the movie theatres. We have all been longing for a sequel and now it seems we may just be getting out wish with Hocus Pocus 2 the original screen writer Mick Garris has heavily implied that a follow up is brewing and when asked if the original cast would be returning he said “I think they are, yeah, I think they are. If they don’t do that I think it would be a big mistake because all three of them are still so incredibly potent and powerful and great performers and who else can recreate those characters?”  Fingers crossed they get to work soon but until then the original is a definite for Halloween night.

Beetlejucie


If you have somehow missed the classic gem that is Beetlejuice then get on it now you will be laughing until your belly busts and envying Lydia's gothic glamour. Family friendly for those older monsters that don't spook too easily. If you love Tim Burton you could even follow this with 'A nightmare before Christmas' or 'Coraline'. Another classic that is said to be bubbling a sequel with the original cast said to be up for it. I always get so nervous when films I love get ready to come back but I am excited to see what they bring next. Watch out for those sandworms they will eat you alive and you will find yourself screaming Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

Bodybags


Moving away from family friendly if you don't have great attention span or want to pack the most in for your horror then you can't go wrong with an anthology. Bodybags is fulled with tongue in cheek humour and tales of karma. Made by and staring the legend that is John Carpenter I raved about this film a while back in #Fridayfright where you can find out about some more must see anthologies. You get short snappy horror and the old skool style of being talked through the tale by a gruesome host. Other amazing hoists to check out are the crypt keeper and the ever stunning Elvira.

Carrie



A double whammy of awesome wrote by Stephen King and directed by Kimberley Pierce it is so important that we celebrate women in horror and this is a true classic. A sad tale of a lonely bullied girl entering womanhood if you have seen the original but not the new Rage version then check it out and vice versa as they are both pretty killer in their own ways! Also Both directed by very talented women. I think this one holds a special place in my heart I went to an all girls school and the ridicule girls especially can throw at each other when they should be supporting each other is crazy so keep an open mind and always be nice or you may just end up messing with the wrong person.

Citizen Toxie



If you're not easily offended and love your horror independent, campy and slapstick then you have to get on the Troma train. My Favourite Toxic avenger film has to be 'Citiozen Toxie' when an evil Toxie swaps place with our loveable anti hero. I most definitely love the monster and the heart that goes into Troma films. If you're cool and a true 90s kid you may just remember the Toxic avenger cartoons which can be a family friendly alternative for those little spooky fans.m

What are your classic Halloween watches?


Bringing Back The Spark When The Honeymoon period ends!

Hey Cats,

So I have been teamed with the awesome Welovedates to talk about getting that spark back when the honeymoon period ends! In the films they make out love is constant dates all the time and being whirlwind in love but eventually its about watching films in your pants and other such comfortable glam things. The beauty is you should totally enjoy those moments but you need to make sure you still keep the relationship exciting too!

I met my boo on one of the best dating sites and you can find your love in some great places I am always talking about local dating sites so for my friends across the pond you can find love in awesome places like Sydney dating , Melbourne dating, Brisbane dating and Perth dating.



Date Night

Date night is important in a relationship because you need to spend that time together to build fresh exciting memories. Date nights don't always have to be going out somewhere exciting but you should try and not always stay in. Even if you do opt to stay in I try and make sure I still dress up nice and really make an effort. We love to plan meals for each other and have cheese and wine evenings in front of the fire.A date night can be something as simple as taking a walk in the countryside together or even seeing that crazy film that is out at the cinema at the moment. Equally you can go really extravagant and surprise your partner to a trip away for the weekend or that expensive restaurant you always looked at. You will find yourself feeling like when you first met and who needs an excuse to buy that new dress or pair of shoes?

Hobbies

Doing your own thing away from each other is equally important as spending time together. That may sound like a huge contradiction but if you do everything together then it will soon get boring fast. It is important to have your own hobbies and do things that interest you and then you get to tell each other all about it later so double the fun. Go out and see your friends fairly often we used to go out the same evening with our mates and then all meet up at the end in the same club. This works great because you have had the best of both worlds and save money on a taxi home by sharing. If you don't have any hobbies then get out and have little treat days for yourself, take yourself for a coffee and cake or go shopping but try and do some solo activities to stay in touch with yourself and who you are as a person. I love going somewhere beautiful having a  walk and then sitting down to read for a bit.



Try New Things

As well as trying new things in life there is one area that always needs to be exciting and that is in the bedroom. Sex is not the be all and end all of a relationship  but it is also an important part! I am not saying you need to start swinging and wearing rubber (unless that is what you're into - no judgement here) but trying new underwear, role play, massages and dirty talk can go a long way. Go to a burlesque class and you boys too it isn't just down to your partner. Learn new ways to turn your partner on and you will be surprised how quick that honeymoon period comes flying back.

What do you do to keep the relationship interesting?



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Reading The Signs Online That They Like You!

Hey Cats,

So you have been cruising the best dating sites and now you want to know does this person dig you. I am talking more specifically online. Lets be real there are several types of online dater and you want to make sure you are matched up with someone who truly likes you and don't waste your time on a catfish.

The thing is when talking to people online you have no idea how many other people they are talking to because that is why the dating world has gone a bit lazy lately everyone has unlimited options at their fingers. That is why I think it is important to use trusted dating sites where people who are looking for love and not a fling are more likely to go even better if you try ones local to your area there are dating sites for all over such as Berkshire dating site, Bristol dating site, Devon dating site and Gloucester dating site. Using sites like tinder is asking for trouble as it is dramatically based on looks nobody should be flicking passed a photo before even getting to know you. I like sites with a bit more substance in them when someone has took the time to fill out a profile they are bound to be a bit more serious.


So you have jumped onto the best type of dating site and you have started talking to that dreamboat but how do you tell if they like you? Many people make the mistake of thinking if they don't reply instantly then they aren't interested. Just remember that life is happening and you have no idea what that person can be doing and sometimes it is worth the wait to look forward to a well thought out reply rather than quick short bursts of conversation. That special person will make the time for you and will reply to your questions. However if they vanish for days at a time have but you can see they have been online then maybe take the time to explore your options. If the messages feel like really hard work and they never ask questions back then they really are just not that into you, so use that time to talk to someone who is! Equally they will want to progress the conversation elsewhere such as taking to Facebook or even swapping numbers. I find Facebook the best option and the safest if they are a bit cagey about adding you on Facebook maybe they are hiding something.



The compliments you get can also show a lot about how much they like you. If they are always about your photos or body then stay away but if you get genuine responses like "I really like talking to you" and "You really make me laugh" then there is a better chance that they are into you! Respect should always be a priority I mean sure everyone fancies people and can get carried away but if he is suddenly looking to flash you dick pics and begging you for nudes then slow your roll. Your potential love interest should respect you and be able to be patient about getting to know every bit of you.

Communication is a key factor in getting to know someone online and making sure you do set that date to meet up. I personally think this is super important to do a few weeks to a month in as you never really know what that spark is going to be like when you meet them. When you do meet them the signs if they like you should be loud and clear. If they want to hold your hands and make you laugh even buy you a drink and take you somewhere nice then they could be a keeper. Stay clear of offers to Netflix and chill you are worth more than that!

How did you know they liked you?


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Travel Tips For The Luxury Lover!

Hey Cats,

As you may know I have a huge passion for travel and am always looking forward to the next trip I can manage to squeeze in. Sometimes travelling can be tents and backpacking but there are times when a holiday needs to be relaxing and you need to have more luxury retreats that can be vacation homes in Barbados or a high class hotel. Lets talk about ways you can travel with style and really get the most out of that trip.


One of the things I love doing when I am not already travelling is finding out about new places and all the best things to do as I like to cram as much as I can into my travels. When I go somewhere it is like a learning experience I want to see and do everything so I always do my research by checking out places like wiki, and even Buzzfeed have some great top lists of where your next adventure can take you. By putting in that research you can find out about local events. When I went to Cappadocia in Turkey we found out you could go on a hot air balloon across the beautiful canyons. It was worth getting up early just to see a beautiful sunrise as the balloons filled the sky. Experiences like this are the ones that take your breath away and leave you wistfully thinking how worth it was getting on that plane.

I get a buzz when I do a bit of the tourist site seeing too going to historic buildings and places always fills me with awe and you can do this in real style by making sure you know who the best tour people are and booking ahead as you can see reviews and pictures from other people, where as when you book on the spot while you are away you take a gamble and trust me I have some tour disaster stories from doing just that.


Another great way to find out what to see is to talk to as many people as possible. Don't be shy even if there is a language barrier take the time to try and get to know people. Local people will know all the best places that even the travel experts have missed. You can find out more about the culture and traditions of the country. I love finding out about local history and trade, where to shop and what the average person does in their time off. I have found out about some of the best spas and even got great deals just by taking the time to chat to someone. It isn't just the locals who hold the knowledge talk to your fellow travel enthusiasts as they may have found a hidden gem or something that suits your style. When I went to Berlin I was all about art and seeing the beautiful street art. 

Shopping around for the right place is also important. You need to know what you want if you want luxury then a 3* hotel just isn't going to cut it! Especially when travelling remember the rating is dramatically different to a hotel of the same calibre here in the UK. Having a sound base for your travels where you feel comfortable and stress free is half the battle. Sure you can save a lot of money by booking things separately and  searching the net for deals but you can still bag a deal to somewhere with those added comforts. Luxury retreats is a great place to start as they put in all the work for you and you Can just book a villa and away you go. There are some stunning sea view properties or if you're a keen cyclist you can stay by a stunning lake. Plus having your own space by booking a villa you can have so much fun just in the villa itself. If I want comfort I prefer this method of booking as you also have someone to go to if the place isn't what it seemed when you book blindly you take that gamble alone.


Immerse yourself in the culture you will be surprised what luxuries that will bring. So many other countries realise the importance of taking care of yourself and really looking after those you love.  Especially in hot countries the importance of a pamper session after being in the hot sun is vital. Getting a body scrub can really help your tired skin and a massage will help you unwind after exploring and shopping, two of my favourite things! Some of the best messages I have got have been when I have been on holiday. If a massage isn't your thing get a facial and kick back at the beach but remember to cover up and be safe. 

Treat yourself to delicious food because that can be a whole new adventure on it's own. I had never tasted Sri Lankan food before and I was blown away by all the beautiful flavours when I visited and whenever I am by the sea I have to have some fresh sea food. So many people warn you not to have sea food when on holiday but if you dine in the right restaurants you will have no problem. We stopped at a beautiful sea view restaurant which was candle lit with beautiful music and the sound of the waves crashing and it is a memory that will stay with me. The best thing is you can take a walk on the beach as the sun sets and really take in the world. 

What are your luxury travel tips?  share them in the comments I love reading all about your adventures too! 



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What colour shirts do women prefer?

Hey Cats,
Have you ever wondered what goes through a guys mind when picking the perfect shirt? Well I am going to explore the science with you today.
When choosing a shirt to impress, a few questions might cross a man’s mind: does it match with the trousers? Is the material of a good quality? Is it suitable for the dress code? Something that men should also be asking is – what does this colour say about me?
Research has shown that the colour of a man’s shirt can perceive them in a certain way, if you’re looking to come across as powerful; choose red. If you want to show confidence, always opt for black. We have teamed up with Charles Tyrwhitt, experts in gentlemen’s fashion and retailers of men’s formal shirts, to investigate further and find out which colours women prefer on men.

Choosing the right colour

When it comes to deciding which coloured shirt to buy, there are some that are perceived more positively by the opposite sex. Consider purchasing one of the following coloured shirts on your next shopping trip if you’re looking to dress to impress…

Red

Associated with Valentine’s Day and all things romantic, red signifies love and passion. It is thought that the attraction to red comes from our biological roots – many animals such as baboons are attracted to the opposite sex if they display bright colours. To wear this on a first date might be slightly overpowering, however it does give off some vibes that your date might be interested in.
If you’re looking to demonstrate power and a strong social status, red is a good colour to go for. Research found that wearing red can actually boost the wearers own confidence, which will be a good thing during a first date for women who are looking for a man with some self. A red shirt can indicate that you have good health and are financially stable, two more things a woman may have on their checklist when looking for a new partner.
In a survey which explored the attractiveness of men in different coloured shirts, red was found to be more attractive than blue or green. This perception was a global consensus - so wherever in the world you go wearing a red shirt, expect to get a similar reception.
However, although the colour was linked to romance it was not associated with the wearer being kind or sociable – perhaps you’ll have to demonstrate these traits through the power of conversation instead.

Black

Although originally kept in the wardrobe for mourning, black is now worn for various occasions by many fashion followers. Similar to red, black can be perceived as the colour of self-assurance – 56% of women said that it inspired confidence. Other comments included that the colour black made the wearer appear more intelligent and sexy – perfect for a first date!
Black is renowned for being worn at classy events. Too much black can be overpowering, so if you opt for a black shirt you should avoid pairing it with a black jacket, pants and shoes too. It is a versatile colour and don’t be afraid to mix and match, for example denim jeans and a black shirt is a good casual outfit for many events.  

White

White was another colour that rated high in terms of clothing. It was perceived to be the least arrogant colour and instead gave off the impression that the wearer was full of optimism!
A white shirt is a nice and classic look for when you are trying to impress at a formal event. However, during research, it was the definitive white t-shirt and jeans combo that caught women’s eyes and was perceived to be the more attractive look for a man.  You can't beat a classic white crisp shirt which makes accessories pop. Team with cufflinks or a slick tie for extra points.

Ones to avoid

There are also some colours to avoid when it comes to choosing a shirt. In many surveys revolving around the attractiveness of colour, orange and brown consistently performed poorly. They often are perceived as quite boring, drab colours although a bright orange shirt could brighten up an outfit nicely on a summer’s day.
Pink didn’t go down very well either.Only 5% of people thought that intelligent people would wear this colour!

Other tips

When choosing a coloured shirt consider the following tips too:
  • Many men look great in a colour that matches their eyes, if you have green eyes perhaps opt for a moss green shirt- a popular colour this season
  • Avoid wearing dark colours if you have a light complexion, this can really draw your skin tone out and make you appear paler
  • If you have dark hair, opt for bright colours as these are likely to complement you more
What colour is your favourite?



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5 Tips For Surviving Long Distance Love

Hey Cats,

When it comes to dating the older you get the more you look around where you live and think "Oh My gosh nobody gets me here". I lived in a city and even I felt like that, so living in a small town now I am glad I have found the one or me. I spoke to the Mr about what made him try dating sites and he said it was exactly the same feeling and also having grown up knowing everyone the excitement of meeting someone new and with completely different experiences. You can meet your long distance love in many ways from visiting cities to joining some of the best dating sites however you do meet them here are my tips for surviving long distance love.

Communication Is Everything!!!

You may have met a complete hottie on an Oxford dating site but you live 4 hours away! It can totally still work it is all about how well you communicate. Lets be real, if you're the kind of person who takes days to text someone back or hates talking on the phone then long distance love may be harder for you. I am not saying it is impossible just that you will have to step out of your comfort zone and really make an effort. The best thing about not being with each other all the time you look forward to texting and talking on the phone and it can really give you a chance to get to really know each other more. When we lived apart me and the Mr used to plan skype dates and I used to swoon while he played banjo to me and we chatted for hours and it made our love grow so much because it was super hard seeing someone so awesome and not being able to kiss their face and all that builds up into something beautiful and makes you appreciate when you do get time together. So plan time to facetime, send texts and pictures and take the time to plan exciting dates. I can't stress how important getting to know each other is.


Don't rush

When you are taking the time to go all that distance the temptation to stay over straight away can be string but instead of rushing go on day trips or if that is to far try booking a hotel and be firm about taking it slow. If they are into you they will totally respect your boundaries and be waiting to take you out for breakfast in the morning. If you met somewhere like a Staffordshire dating site you can take the day to have a look around. Take your time to get to know each other and first make sure to be safe at all times. As time naturally progresses you will start staying over and it can be something to look forward to. We started by only seeing each other every other weekend taking turns who travelled where and then we started every weekend and any holidays from work. It was like living in two places which was kind of cool especially as one was the countryside (you can bag a country dreamboat over on Shropshire dating site) and one was the city.


Enjoy The Journeys

When I first started dating the Mr he lived somewhere I had never been before and it meant travelling for around three hours each way. I really learnt to enjoy these journeys and they helped me grow as a person too. I loved reading books or getting ready on the way the butterflies in my tummy on the way there and just taking in the beautiful sites along the way. My only tip is travel off peak and avoid busy routes because trains can be horrible and stressful when over full. I sometimes opted for a coach and a good book, music loaded and the excitement building with every mile closer.  If you don't make the most of the journey then long distance love can be super hard as you get more anxious about the journey than the end goal.

Explore New Places

As much as you should enjoy the journey and taking the time out for yourself the most important thing of all is really taking advantage of that time together. It can be such a fun experience as you get to explore new places which can actually be your favourite places. Suddenly the places you see every day can be a new adventure for your partner. I had so much fun showing the Mr around Birmingham and doing silly things like going to the new library and surprising him with the secret gardens and my favourite haunts. You naturally end up telling lots of silly stories and sharing and getting to know each other more. I got to know tiny villages and see beautiful countryside from the inside. You can even venture to other new places together and make new memories for you to look back on.

Small Gifts

Missing someone can be super intense I fell hard for mine and when I left I was always almost in tears but it was worth it. We used to send each other songs over Facebook and leave each other notes. I always used to hide a note in the bed so when he got home from work if he was missing me when he got into bed there was a cheeky little reminder of how much I missed him too. We also used to get each other little silly gifts it doesn't even have to be anything expensive but it means they can take it with them and remember how much you care.


Be Open Minded

Chances are if you are dating from places like date divorced singles then you're already open minded which is awesome. If you go in first worrying about the distance and what will happen in the future when it comes to moving then you will restrict who you meet and who you love. Yes eventually when it comes to commitment down the line someone will have to move but that is no different from any other relationship and who knows what opportunities that will open.

Have you had a long distance relationship? What are your tips?



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Tips For Bouncing Back From Heartache

Hey Cats,

There is no escaping heartache it catches up with all of us at some point in our lives and trust me when I say I have had my fair share before I met the Mr. I want to share with you the best way to beat those heartache blues and get back to you! You could have explored the best dating sites and maybe you got burnt.

Take Time To Be Sad

It is okay to not be okay because no matter how short or long a relationship if it hurt when you split for whatever reason and you feel upset then it is okay to take some time out to be sad. So often people tell us to "Cheer up" or "It's not the end of the world" and you know what it isn't but at that moment of time it sure as hell feels like it. All emotions are important and if you want to cry let it out. Watch some sad movies and have a bit of a cry because although that person may not have died their involvement in your life has and its okay to grieve the loss of not only that love but also that friendship you built!





Self Love


After a break up we do a lot of reflecting and although this can be healthy sometimes we end up taking it too far and thinking bad of ourselves. Well you know what? YOU'RE AWESOME and perfect the way you are. Don't suddenly go on a crazy diet or try and dramatically change instead take the time to look after you. So often in relationships it is all about giving so much of yourself to someone else that you forget to take care of the most important person of all...you! Have a lovely bubble bath, go for a walk or even buy yourself something pretty but most of all take some time out for just yourself and get used to doing things without needing someone there because then when you do feel ready for a relationship again the more independent you are the less likely you are to jump in heart first.



See Your Friends

With life moving so fast it is easy to not see friends for a long time but if they are true friends they will still be waiting to catch up and make the world not seem so cruddy. You will be amazed what a good chat with your mates can achieve it doesn't always have to be a drunken night it can be just a coffee and a hug or if you want to blow off some steam I always feel way better when I have had a night out with lots of dancing and laughter. Plus a chance to get dressed up and feel a little bit glam can do the world of good.




Go On New Dates

Take some time do some browsing you can check out dating sites like dating agency London  where you can just chat to new people. It doesn't have to be anything serious and can even just be chatting if that is all you want. Just be clear with the person what you're looking for so they don't end up the one with the heartache. You could find a new date with dating agency Manchester  and get taken out to dinner and sometimes the best thing once you have got over that initial heartache is to get back ou there and dating and who knows you may suddenly find that the relationship you were in wasn't the right one after all. Sometimes dating or even just chatting to people through dating agency Norfolk or dating agency Shropshire can make you realise what you have been missing. Explore the dating world before you commit again and meet lots of different people.

How do you combat heartache?






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What does the future hold for the wedding industry?

Hey Cats,
As our lives become increasingly digitalised, many retailers are following suit and making their services available online. But what does this mean for the wedding industry? An industry that is traditionally a very physical process. With brides needing to try on their wedding gowns before they buy, grooms having several suit fittings and booking a tasting session at your proposed venue. But with new technologies and social media apps, is it time for the wedding industry to make a transition into the digital world?
To put into perspective how popular online sales have become – it was recently reported that approximately 87% of UK consumers have made an online purchase. With digital sales up 21.3% on 2016 and no signs of slowing, will wedding suppliers have to reassess their business models? Wedding lovers and retailers of trilogy engagement rings, Angelic Diamonds, are at hand to discuss the issue.


Digital inspiration

More and more companies are taking the digital plunge as they realise that consumers are happy shopping in the comfort of their own homes. Should wedding suppliers be following suit?
New technology and shopping habits has already had an influence on the industry. With social media apps such as Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook, brides and grooms can find so much inspiration for their big day with just a few clicks. Modern couples are now using new technology when wedding planning. In fact, 42% of people use social media to plan their wedding – with 41% of brides following photographers on social media, 37% of brides following venues and 14% following florists.
Times have changed since shopping through our laptops and computers too - according to The Huffington Post, around 6 out of 10 brides are actively planning their weddings through their mobile device: they research gowns (61% of brides, up from 27% in 2011) and search for wedding vendors (57% of brides, up from 22% in 2011).
Couples are turning to social media for wedding inspiration now, instead of magazines as they might’ve done previously. The apps provide a platform for wedding planners, venues, florists and other wedding suppliers to showcase what they have to offer. Instagram and Pinterest, which is used by 64% of brides, have now become a couple’s go to platform for all their inspiration, a digital alternative to a wedding fair. Suppliers who have not yet invested time into creating a social media profile for their business could be missing out on free exposure.
Social media is playing a role in the actual big day too with 27% of modern couples saying that they would create a hashtag for their special day.


Should wedding suppliers go digital?

Fortunately for the wedding industry, it appears that they will remain profitable outside of the digital world. Whilst it is likely that companies will need to go digital at some stage to stay up to date with the latest technologies, and keep their head in the game, there might always be a place for them offline within the industry.
As newlyweds will be familiar with, wedding planning involves a lot of meetings with different suppliers and physical processes which can be tiring but are more than necessary. Wedding fairs have been around for centuries, and there is a reason for that; whilst modern couples use social media for visual inspiration, wedding fairs are still a great way for suppliers to engage face-to-face with potential customers. For most people, their wedding day is the biggest day of their lives so it’s important that they can speak face-to-face with suppliers, and physically see what they have to offer.
Currently, there is no escaping the use of digital platforms – and this trend looks like its set to continue. In terms of wedding suppliers, they won’t be able to escape this trend either and should embrace it with open arms. However, the industry is not yet ready to wipe out all traditional methods of wedding planning. There’s no question that there is still a demand for the physical processes. Maybe, it’s just time for suppliers and other industry professionals to use digital as a means to extend their business and gain more exposure.  


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Surviving the service industry

Hey Cats,

For many people, their first job will have been in the service and hospitality industries. Either working in a bar, café, restaurant or hotel.


Some people will have fond memories, others not so much. It isn’t always the most glamourous of roles, but finding ways to deal with the problems a role throws at you is key to any job.


So how do you survive the service industry?


Looking the part



The first thing to keep in mind is that you need to look the part. You’ll likely have a uniform for your job, identifying you as part of the team on hand to help customers and patrons.


The service industry is often pretty hectic and demanding, there’s places that make uniform elements that are designed to be hard wearing such as Simon Jersey uniform suppliers. If you know your uniform isn’t going to suddenly let you down, and you look the part (regardless of how manic your job is getting) it often gives you that bit of a confidence boost you need to keep going through a really tough shift.





Calm under pressure



Aside from the look you also need to be able to cope with pressure. That could be anything from a sudden rush of customers, to an emergency or a complaint.


In a fast-paced work environment you need to be able to stay calm, comfortable and relaxed. Your uniform can help you feel a bit more comfortable, especially if you feel confident wearing it, but dealing with an emergency is less about what you’re wearing and much more about being able to keep a level head.


Being able to stay calm and professional can diffuse issues and help relieve some of the pressure in a situation.





Dealing with people



In the service industry, you will find yourself dealing with the public. For the most part, this is usually the most fun part of the job, the public is nice and appreciate that you are just doing your job.


Being able to deal with people, being friendly and professional, courteous and generally nice goes a long way to being successful when dealing with the public. The trick is being able to carry on doing this when someone goes against the grain and isn’t as nice as the members of the public you usually deal with.


This happens from time to time, it’s unavoidable. The key is being able to retain the same level of service. Similar to being calm under pressure being able to remain a professional front even when someone doesn’t necessarily deserve it, is crucial.


The important thing to know in this situation is that you don’t have to be spoken to in a rude manner or deal with a customer who is being aggressive for example. In those situations, you can talk to a manager and they can help you deal with the problem.


The service industry can be a really fun and rewarding industry to work in, but it needs you to have a fairly strong mind-set, not take rude customers personally and to have the confidence to deal with any situation that is thrown at you.


What are your tips?