How has your week been?
Have you been sitting around in your indoor clothes? Items you would not want anyone to see? Has it affected your mood?
It did mine. Those clothes allowed me to dawdle and waste a lot of time lurking on social media. They were my purposeless clothes. I couldn’t wear them outside to weed or even to the grocery store. It was too much effort to change so I didn’t go outside and weed, or go to the grocery store or do anything except those aimless pursuits those clothes encouraged. And there is no shame in that until there is.
You know the point when it is time for a change. When you can see that at least for now this is the new normal. I can choose to sit around purposeless or I can go ahead and live life as it is.
I decided to give life as it is a try on Thurs. I decided to put on some jeans and a shirt I had never worn before. And then some earrings – but still no makeup. And then on Friday I was inspired to have a word for the day. And that word was intentional. This helped me set up some activities for the day and set the timer again to limit time spent on those pointless activities like reading my web news feed and Facebook. It helped me think of some good questions to ask my dad to try to find out something new about him. I still didn’t wear makeup but it was intentional this time.
Which came first? The clothes or the thoughts? Not sure but it was obvious to me they were connected. What you wear can manipulate your own and others perception of you.
I have watched the transformation in myself and others when the combination of clothing accurately portrays exactly what wants to be said without words. I don’t even have to ask if I have gotten it right, the face says it all.
Are there items in your closet that make you feel absolutely amazing? Explore the energy that you get from certain clothing items as you go through your day. Is there a link for you between energy levels, mood and what you wear?