Beauty is not skin deep, a real beauty has more attributes to her than the naked eye can see. Attributes that combine to make a really beautiful individual a definite requirement for flight attendants are
Awareness of others….aware of not just the exciting few but of everyone and liking all-or if not liking at least tolerance, the habit of noticing other’s faults are forgivable or balanced by their equivalent virtues.
Confidence……this takes you right to the center of things, when you have it you belong everywhere, so what will give you confidence? Good looks plus good grooming; but that is not all. Confidence means that when you are faced with an embarrassing situation, you should not get panicky and you should know how to make the best of the situation. Confidence in other words means to be self assured always especially while dealing with an airlines customer.
Good Morning…..this should be part of your regular routine before before and while boarding your aircrew transport. There is nothing to make you feel as awkward or self-conscious as the knowledge that you have forgotten to wear your deodorant (when you find your customer recoiling from you every time you go close to him). Good grooming therefore means that you should pay attention to even the smallest item of beauty. You will find this an irksome task in the beginning but slowly this will be a habit with you.
Watch your manners……play watchdog about your own mannerisms and try to push them out of your life. Recognize an ugly mannerism when you see one. Here are some to watch out for.
-Scratching face, nose, head, legs, hands
-Digging your nose
-Biting fingernails lock of hair, knuckles
-Rubbing, arms, forehead, chin, back of neck
-Chewing lips, tongue, foreign objects
-Twisting hands hair, ring, jewellery
-Blinking or squinting your eye
-Tapping desk or table with nail, pencil etc.
-Foot swinging and toe tapping
-staring into space.
-Leaning on walls, doors and other people
Try to be always happy which is not just cheerfulness or boisterousness, but genuine enjoyment of life. All of us have our bad moments more so in a flight attendant job, but real charmers do not cling to them. They know that it is better to be happy than unhappy because happiness attracts people like bees to honey.
Try to have good thoughts: Worry, anxiety, hatred and mistrust play havoc with emotional and physical health affecting your career as well as the airline you work for. Good thoughts are helpful allies towards maintaining beauty. Don’t dwell on ugly thoughts, whenever they make an entry into your mind; quickly switch over to some constructive thinking. To have a clean mind remove the unwanted thoughts of envy, jealousy, humiliation, anger, disappointment, sadness.
Take time for prayer and meditation. Meditation is of tremendous value for maintaining mental and spiritual health whether flying or not. Prayer and meditation are food for the soul, strength for the body and health for the mind.
Your posture: A bad posture not only affects your personality but also your health. If the body is allowed to sag, the lungs get compressed and the oxygen intake is limited. This also gives rise to improper digestion of food. Therefore, always learn to walk and carry yourself gracefully and definitely impress your airline and its customers, small changes like this can take you miles high.
Kindness: It is greatly lacking in today’s world. A kind world, a helping hand besides giving you inner serenity opens wide the floodgates of goodwill and fellow feeling.
Alert and knowledgeable mind: For this you need to develop a general interest in what goes on around you by keeping abreast with current news, keeping up with latest fashions and trying to know something about latest books and your airline is planning in the near future or just the expansion plans or airline industry. Everyone loves an intelligent and lively person; no one cares for a dumb beauty.
Relaxation: Fatigue and emotional disturbances is potential killer of beauty. Chronic worrying brings sleep ness in its wake causing wrinkles on your face. Therefore, learn to relax at all times.
Pleasant voice: It is a beauty asset which attracts people. So, cultivate a soft, gentle voice. Tone it with sincerity and polish it to a pleasing pitch and see that your conversation is always pleasant. Be free from ugly gossip.
All the above attributes are like glowing pearls which is cultivated will always make you the beloved of all.