Every single day I get up, take a bath, put on a full face of makeup, do my hair, and put on a stylish outfit (yep, including shoes).
Every. Single. Day.
I have to be like deathly ill with puke everywhere for this not to happen.
Why do I dress up every single day?
Is it because I care what other people think? That I’m insecure? That I don’t feel good about myself without makeup? Because I’m fake?
I dress up for myself every day. Even if I’m not leaving my house. Even if I plan on literally spending the entire day curled up on the couch with my dog and my son, snuggled under a fuzzy blanket.
And if I don’t? I don’t feel like myself. I mean, no matter how crappy I feel, I feel worse in yoga or sweatpants. And I feel positively naked without makeup.
No matter what, those 15 minutes I take every morning to put on makeup and do my hair… those are sacred. No matter what else is going on in my day, that’s my small piece of time for myself.
That’s my way of putting myself first.
Of showing myself that I’m worth it.
That I’m important.
No matter what anyone else says.
And I believe that those 15 minutes are essential for all women.
Yep, including you.
Why should you dress up too?
I see so many women in sweatpants and leggings and boxy t-shirts tell me they feel fat/ugly/frumpy/totally and completely unsexy, but when I ask if they have 15 minutes to change that, they say no. It’s like my clients that say they only wash their face with water, but then they tell me how they don’t like how their skin looks and feels.
I know that changing can seem overwhelming. And yeah, when you’re comparing yourself to some barely twenty-something Instagram star who makes a living from being almost painfully thin and perfectly chic, it’s gonna seem impossible to live up to that. And it IS impossible. But that’s OK. That’s not who you are.
Here’s what’s possible:
Discovering your true, deep down amazingness.
That woman you were when you still had time and energy for yourself. Before you started putting everyone else first. It’s possible and essential for you to find her and bring her out into the light. And with just a little work and a tiny bit of soul searching and body kindness, you guys can be besties again.
It only takes 15 minutes!
And in just 15 minutes every day, you can put on some amazing clothes, do your makeup (5 minutes or less), and do something with your hair other than a ponytail.
It’s time to put on your own oxygen mask, ladies.
Click here to book a time to chat with me about how to rediscover that gorgeous, confident woman I know you are deep inside.