As I consider my list of goals for the New Year, one stands out as being almost a no-brainer, though it addresses a habit I’ve let go on for far too long.
I want, every day, to be dressed by breakfast. And by “dressed,” I mean presentable and as if I cared what people might think of me. And by “breakfast,” I mean food consumed sometime before the 9 o’clock hour.
Too many lazy PJ-wearing mornings have stretched into unproductive afternoons and ended with evenings when I’ve had to ask my husband to run errands even after he’s worked all day. It begins innocently enough – with a desire to be comfortable – but day after day snowballs into an attitude of just not caring, and just not trying. Appearance affects attitude, much more than I’ve been willing to admit.
Searching for some understanding from Google this morning, I found some helpful resources. If you, like me, find it too easy to be the frumpy housewife, these articles give encouragement and simple tips for valuing your appearance:
I’m sure I’ll still have the odd PJ day, but I really do hope to embrace a habit of looking put-together and feeling put-together more in this New Year.