Is the yoga pants, baggy t-shirt, messy-hair-don’t-care routine taking a toll on your self-confidence? It certainly takes a toll on mine when I get in a rut.
When our self-esteem suffers, so does our ability to be present for the things that matter most. I’ve discovered a very simple confidence booster to help you not only show up, but shine.
A Quick and Easy Confidence Booster
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Get Dressed Everyday
Get dressed everyday. It’s that simple.
Our old next door neighbor, Diane, used to say, “If you look good, you feel good. And if you feel good, you do good.” Over the years, I started taking her mantra to heart and discovered, she was right! In fact, getting dressed turned out to be a powerful yet little self-care secret! Dressing for the day always gives me an extra pep in my step, making me feel more confident and productive.
Now where I’m from getting dressed means more than changing out of your pajamas. It means big hair, full makeup and a fashionable outfit. So, I had to redefine getting dressed to fit my lifestyle.
Sometimes it means just changing out of my pajamas and brushing my hair. Other days it means styling an outfit and putting on a full face of makeup. No matter what the day calls for, it always means quick ’cause ain’t nobody got time for that.
Two Tips for Getting Ready Quick
The 5-Minute Face
I want to show you the 5-Minute Face Routine I use when I want to look put together, but am in a hurry to get out the door or just don’t want to wear a full face of makeup.
With filming and talking, my makeup routine took a little longer today, but I promise, it should only take a few minutes out of your morning.
My favorite sources for building skills and confidence around skincare and makeup are:
By the way, getting dressed doesn’t need to include makeup if makeup isn’t your thing. I feel just as confident, if not more, just from taking good care of my skin.
Creating a Capsule Wardrobe
You can take the girl out of the 80’s, but you can’t take the 80’s out of the girl. Meaning, this girl loves fashion. Styling an outfit is a necessary form of self-expression for me, regardless of the occasion.
When I put on exercise clothes to walk or hop on my yoga mat, I feel capable and powerful.
When I wear yoga pants and tennis shoes on an organizing job, I feel confident and strong.
For a writing day at home or a day of running errands, I’ll wear a t-shirt and shorts or joggers, depending on the weather. But, add a half tuck and I’m feeling like I’m rocking street fashion with the confidence of an Instagram influencer. It’s probably one of those situations where the image in my head looks like a magazine shoot and reality looks, well, more realistic, but I don’t care. It’s how you feel that makes the difference.
No matter the occasion, taking the time to curate a capsule wardrobe has been a game-changer.
Capsule doesn’t have to mean a certain (limited) number of pieces. At least it doesn’t for me. I’ve defined capsule as being able to create as many outfits as possible with as few pieces of clothing as possible.
My go-to resources for creating a capsule wardrobe are:
and for styling tips, I enjoy:
Here’s to looking your best so you can feel your best! Because,
When you look good, you feel good. And if you feel good, you do good.”