Monday, September 24, 2018

Why I Get Ready Every Single Day

One thing that I have always felt strongly about was getting myself ready for the day. I'm not saying that I always look perfect, that my outfits are all stylish (I'm definitely a jeans and t-shirts kind of girl),  that I am good at doing makeup, or even that I wash my hair daily. What I am saying is that every morning, I wake up, get dressed in something besides sweatpants or leggings, and I do my hair and makeup. I don't look perfect, but I'm ready for the day.

Heres why I do this every day, with the exception of when I'm sick enough to stay in bed all day.  When I spend a day in my pajamas, without makeup on, or even the days that my hair is in a ponytail, I notice the difference. I notice that the way I feel is lazy. The way I act is grumpy, I start thinking bad about myself, and I even start to feel sick sometimes. Getting dressed sends a signal to your brain that it's time to wake up and get going, just like when you get ready for bed you get in your pajamas and start to wind down. So when you get ready every morning, you're sending the signal to your brain that you're prepared to do good things that day.

(yes, this shirt is from the kid's section at Target. I'm a small person haha)

When you get ready for the day, you're setting yourself up to be ready for anything that day. You're ready to go when someone invites you to do something. You're ready when your kid misses the bus and you end up having to drive them. You're ready when you realize that you ran out of milk and have to make a run to the store. You're ready when you realize you're going to be late for an appointment you had forgotten about.

You're setting yourself up for more success. When you get ready, you're going to feel better, and you'll do great things! You'll feel more drive to get your errands run and your chores done.

When I get dressed, I feel way better about myself. I don't have as bad of mom guilt, or any other kind of guilt, because getting myself ready helps me feel good and happy and ready to take care of my kids and my day. I feel more confident in myself and more outgoing. I feel like there are a lot more things that I can do because I'm ready.

By getting ready for the day, even if you're not going to see anyone but family, you're showing yourself some love. That is part of self-care. If you follow Tara Thueson, you've heard her say "Look good, feel good, do good." I heard this for the first time a few weeks ago, but it's something that I've also always believed. You're going to be way more productive, kind, happy, generous, etc...

I know it's way more convenient sometimes to stay in your pajamas all day, but there are so many benefits to getting ready for the day, Every single day! The only exception for not getting dressed and ready for the day is being sick and in bed. Every other reason isn't good enough for the way it makes you feel bad about yourself over time. You send yourself messages without even thinking much about it. And by getting ready for the day, you're sending yourself the message that you're healthy, confident, pretty, and worth the time!

What is something you do every day that helps you feel good about yourself?

Do you get ready every day?

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