I have my PIP tribunal in 2 weeks and everyone I've spoken to keeps telling me to turn up looking as awful as possible - unwashed hair, rumpled clothes, tired, etc. This is kind of concerning to me because part of how I deal with my anxiety is to plan and prepare and make sure I look my best. I'm constantly afraid of being judged so looking a mess makes me really uncomfortable and self-conscious.
Is this something I should ignore for the sake of my appeal? I'm a bit worried it'll seem like I'm putting it on if I purposely look awful.
This question might seem a bit silly but I'm really freaking out about this tribunal. Usually when going into a situation like this I go over what I'll be asked and think of everything that could go wrong and prepare for it. I'll get as much info as possible and know what time it'll start, how long it'll last, etc. I have no idea what to expect from this (I've never been to tribunal before) and I have no idea how I'll cope with being in front of 3 people all focussed on me and making judgements about me (which is like an actual nightmare to me) so I'm trying to control what little I can - like my appearance.
Any advice for preparing for tribunal or coping with the actual tribunal, etc is welcome.