I have this weird thing about remembering very specific moments. It usually isn’t a spectacular moment. In fact, often times it is rather ordinary. But I remember the details. What people were wearing, exactly what phrase they said, where we were, etc. Usually it is kind of nice, sometimes it is not so nice, and many times it is just down right freaky. Anyway…
Years ago, before I had any children, my sister-in-law commented to me that she didn’t feel ready for the day until she had her earrings on. She probably does not even remember saying that to me. It was not like we were having a deep conversation. It was more like a comment in passing. But it has stuck with me.
I have noticed that there is a direct correlation in how my day goes with how I dress. I like being comfortable as much as anybody. But pajamas or sweat pants all day? No thank you!
3 Great Reasons to Get Fully Dressed in the Morning
1. You will feel better.
When you get completely dressed, you are more ready to face your day. Whether that day involves washing dishes, playing outside, changing diapers, or all of the above, you will enjoy it all more if you take a few minutes to pull yourself together in the morning.
Do yourself a favor and enjoy your days. Don’t just trudge through them in your pajamas (or even semi-dressed).
2. You will be more productive.
I definitely get more done when I am completely dressed. Even hair, makeup, and yes, earrings. It does not matter if I am not going to see anyone else but my family in the day, I still get completely dressed. I would not go to a job not put together, so neither do I go to my “job” at home not put together. I am much more ready to tackle anything whether it is raising children or purging closets when I am fully dressed.
3. Your family will appreciate it.
It probably goes without saying, but your family will appreciate the fact that you care enough to get fully dressed. I can promise you that if you are married, your husband will appreciate it. Your kids will notice too. It is sending a silent message that you care enough about them to make yourself presentable.
I am not saying you need to wear heels around the house. Goodness! My back could not handle that! But do get dressed. Do your hair. Put on some jewelery. Do whatever it is that makes you feel like you are put together.
It only takes a few extra seconds to put on a necklace or a scarf, but it can really make you feel like a different person and can change your entire outlook on your day! Try it!
So go right now and put your earrings on! Oh, and the bigger the better. I love big earrings.