“If a great outfit gets you one step closer to feeling good about yourself, then it’s
worth every penny” – @RachelRoy
I woke up this morning with an intensely rough feeling. Most probably because of how brutal last night was for me. Lately, I have been dealing with a lot of emotions whilst learning how to process my thoughts at the same time. On one hand I believe this phase is helping me gain confidence, but on the other hand I am faced with days where my anxiety gets worse than what I have seen in the past. Yesterday was just one of those days where I found myself staring blankly into the distance with sentiments like self doubt, pity and guilt taking over me.
This piece is not about my struggle. However, I wanted to simply fill you in with my story because we all have those days and it’s understandable to wake up feeling empty on the inside. So what do you do when that happens?
Well, along with other points that I had mentioned in one of my previous posts “Tips on how to motivate yourself on OFF days“: waking up, dressing up and showing up was the first one. When you wake up with emotionally fragile opinions about yourself, it seems easier to cancel all plans and stay cuddled up in the comfort of your bed all day. I say it’s time for a change.
One big reminder for all of us is that we should not let our morning mood decide how the rest of our day is going to be. We tend to (at least I do) dress up according to how tired I feel from the previous night. I have noticed I end up wearing loose joggers, oversized sweaters, no makeup with greasy hair for such days which to be honest, makes everything 10 times worse for me. Every time I look at myself in the mirror I notice my swollen eyes from lack of sleep and all that’s wrong with my appearance.
I did the exact same thing today. I wore my sweats and left my house to go meet some family friends. I had plans of going shopping and exploring with my mom which I almost bailed on. Nonetheless, something told me that I should put my advice to practice this one time. So, I went back home and put on my dress, boots and red lips. Just like that a tiny bit of my confidence rose. It is proven that the way you look says a lot about how you feel about yourself so I guess I wanted to make a statement today.
I am not saying spend hours doing your makeup when you don’t even want to leave your house. Just put a little effort in looking good because with an attitude like “I got this”, “I am the queen”, “I look beautiful”, you can surely achieve a lot. Wear an outfit that defines who you aspire to be and what you are going to get done that day. Let people see you and don’t be scared about all the eyes on you because you are worth that stare. I mean it.
Oh! Here’s a picture of me wearing my bad day outfit. Lemme know what you think of it.
Fun Fact: I felt like a fashion blogger but I doubt if I would be able to keep up with this. I think I’ll just keep my statement outfits for the bad days when I need inspiration. For the rest of 90% of my good time, sweats will be just fine. Much love