Do any of these women in this picture look like you do on any given day??? Is your hair & makeup always perfect? Are you always in a dress, heels & shaven legs? NO???
Don't you wish sometimes that you could be THAT woman??? I know I do at times! But for the majority of us... That is not possible or maybe not even desirable.
I mean, of course, who doesn't want to wear all the latest styles? Who wouldn't love to have a closet full of fashionable clothes? Or have our hair & makeup look professionally done everyday???
So what's the problem??? We are REAL women, in the REAL world, working REAL hard, living on a REALISTIC income!
We have a number of reasons why we don't look our best everyday. Here are some common excuses:
- I don't have the money
- I stay at home all day
- I want to be comfortable
- I don't have the right body
- I don't see the need
BUT consider this fact... How we dress directly effects our mood & therefore our day!!! Now you can't really be all that shocked! Right?
Think about it. If you are going out for a nice dinner, what do you normally wear? Something that makes you feel refined, pretty & presentable. When you slip on a pair of heels you can't help but feel sexy & confidant. What do you wear when you are sick or exhausted? Something comfy & baggy, like sweats. Now, ever notice what happens when you are sick & you get dressed nicely... You normally feel better!!!
If you wake up in the morning & do not get out of your pjs right away, you will most likely find yourself very unproductive that morning! But if you awake & shower, dress yourself nicely, do your hair & makeup, you will feel a sense of confidence & motivation!
It is a proven fact that your mood is effected by how you are dressed! In a sense, your mood will rise to meet what your outfit portrays.
I know firsthand that being a stay at home mom can make it especially difficult to care about how you look. But I also know, that when my husband walks in the door I want to greet him looking good!!! He's been out working all day, probably in the presence of some presentable women, and I want him to come home & like what he sees! :) This does not mean that everyday I am looking perfect, but I do try to look my best. Which means dressed in something I would go out in public in, with makeup & clean hair!
Here are a few things for you to commit to for one week:
- Get dressed EVERY day.
- Wear makeup EVERY day.
- Fix your hair EVERY day.
- Wear at least 1 piece of jewlery EVERY day.
- Wear perfume EVERY day.
- Shave your legs.
- Wear shoes other than flip-flops or running shoes.
- Buy 1 new item that makes you feel good... Look at sale & clearance items, even at the thrift store. It doesn't have to be expensive!
Read Part #2 HERE!