As I lay on my bed with my laptop on my knee, I thought "I haven't blogged in awhile...now what I should I blog about; I do feel like writing." Then I thought about my blog and about beauty and about looking nice and feeling better about yourself. Then I thought about what I look like right now. As gross as it is, I worked out earlier and have not showered yet because I'm home alone and just been cleaning all day. Plus a combination of dawn dish soap and vinegar are in both shower and tub for the next hour. (Found this pic on pinterest.com and it leads to the above concoction. I'm testing it out.)
So anyways, my hairs piled on my head, bangs pinned back, no make up, nail polish is chipped and I'm wearing shorts and a tank. The tank has holes in it from my former room mate's cat using it as her scratching post. Yup, I'm a sight for sore eyes. Or I think that's how that saying is used.
Anyways, this is my thought process.
Looking good all the time is great and fun and you feel good. I do, anyway. However, it's a lot of work. Since I've started this blog, I've been much more aware of how I look (partly for fear that someone who reads my blog will see me looking awful and judge me. Just kidding....kind of!). So I've really been trying to do my hair and make up whenever I leave the house, and even do day time make up for my husband instead of staying in my pajamas all day every day. (Or at least when I'm not working).
So, I have made a decision. One needs a day off. They give you days off at work don't they? They don't want you overworked or then when you DO work, your work will be mediocre. Same with what you look like! If you get overwhelmed with it all, you'll end up slapping on minimal make up and styling your hair in your 'go-to' way...eventually your efforts will end up mediocre and you'll be back to that same blah feeling like before.
Why don't you take a day off? Preferably your cleaning day. Today I am doing laundry, testing cleaning cocktails on my tub and shower; I vacuumed and dusted, cleaned both bathrooms, and after this I'll work up the courage to tackle the dishes before my husband gets home and sees them STILL sitting on the counter. I have no grocery shopping to do or errands to run so my blah face and body can stay safely at home.
In conclusion, take a day off from making your statement. It will boost your efforts the other days. It may even remind you of that blah feeling which we all hate! I don't want to hate my clothes and my hair and think I'm fat and see all my zits...I prefer to feel confident and beautiful! And today, even though I've only been home and cleaning, I remember that blahness that's no fun.
I will mention, I felt very unmotivated the first 2 hours this morning and I knew that if I just got up and got dressed, combed my hair, and possibly put on a little mascara and chap stick, just for myself, that I would feel better and ready to start the day. However, I am human and I just lazed around instead.
I will also add that I will be showering and putting on make up and doing my hair before my husband gets home. He came home for lunch and saw me like this, which is fine, he loves me anyway, but there's no reason for me to stay like this all night to!
Sidenote: I am working on a blog "let's hear it from the men" which is going to be really fun! I just have to think of the exact questions to ask on the survey. If you have any ideas that you would like to include in the survey, regarding how men think about all of these issues, please let me know, I'd love to hear from you!!