Get dressed.

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Organize your attitude #29

How you dress affects your attitude.

You know it’s true. Don’t fight it.

If your shoes pinch your toes or your jeans cut into your tummy, it makes you cranky and irritable.

If you stay in your pajamas, you miss out on the energy flow that comes from knowing you’re ready to take on the day, come what may. Your pajamas signal to you that you’d rather be sleeping, rather be lounging, rather be anything but alert and moving.

Whether we like it or not, what we wear communicates something about it. What we wear also communicates to us.

The fancy dress, curled hair, and lipstick is not only for others or to honor the event, but because we feel and behave differently when we are dressed up.

Schools institute uniforms because kids act differently and treat each other differently when they are dressed a certain way.

What if we had a mom uniform? What if we chose an outfit that would help us get in the mood, that would communicate to ourselves and to our children that we are in the game and ready for action?

When we are dressed and our children are dressed, our homes have a different kind of atmosphere. When we have our outfits that tell us, “Ok, time to start the day! I’m ready!” then it’s easier to actually start the day feeling ready.

It doesn’t have to be fancy or special. It can be machine washable and stretchy. Maybe it only means a cute shirt and earrings with your yoga pants. But it should be “getting dressed.” It should be something that you wouldn’t be embarrassed if someone knocked on the door or if you end up having to run out the door to take a child to the doctor.

Being dressed means you’re ready to tackle whatever the day throws your way, and that helps your attitude and your mindset going in.

Give it a shot for a week and see if it doesn’t help you feel better!

How you dress affects your attitude. Get dressed.

4 Responses

  1. Dana
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    I love this. Our days are SO much more productive when we all (except the baby because footie Jammies are too cute!) are dressed before we start school for the day!

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    I really really need to do this. I know most of it is that my clothes aren’t fitting and that’s my fault. But I still need to get dressed in the mean time. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. mtnmama
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    Shoes seem to make a difference for me too, even if it’s just my moccasins! Not sliding around in socks all day and my legs aren’t as tired at the end of the day.

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