I spent the first half of my day under an imaginary storm cloud today.
I was trapped in my pjs AND a cycle of unusually negative thoughts about a variety of – slightly hyperbolized – shortcomings as a mom, wife, sister, aunt, friend, entrepreneur…you name it.
There are PLENTY of ways to snap out of the blahs like practicing gratitude, exercising, listening to great music, etc. But sometimes they involve more mental energy than I’ve got on tap.
So I’ve got a simple alternative. It’s a quick trick – and you can do it (HAVE to do it) in the comfort of your own home.
In this video, I share:
- Why working from home isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be
- The SIMPLEST way to battle the work-from-home blues
- The definition of a wardrobe mullet (and why they’re delightful yet dangerous)
- What to do when your DREAM style doesn’t match your DAILY style
- A fun challenge that involves your closet, your camera, and my Facebook page
Click below to watch (or take a listen):
In a (Coco)nut Shell
Get dressed? That’s the message?
YES. Because for some strange reason we need this reminder. Regularly.
If you need proof, here’s an excerpt from my Feb. 2012 blog post, Going Bananas in Pajamas:
I don’t know if this post is meant to be more of a confession or a call-to-action. Maybe it’s both. The point is, it’s not working for me anymore.
I have too many clothes (and fabulous accessories!) to let them go to waste, and life’s too short to feel frumpy all the day long. (Tweet that)
If I can put my four-month-old son in something cute every morning, I can do the same for myself.
So who cares (or knows?!) what day of the week it is:
Stay-at-home, work-at-home moms of the world…GET DRESSED! (Tweet that)
We’re worth it.
Let’s take the homework a step further this week, shall we?
The #getdressed Challenge
For the next FIVE work days, make an effort to get dressed before breakfast. Make yourself feel GOOD. So good, in fact, that you just HAVE to snap a selfie and post it to my Facebook page or tag me (@nikkielledgebrown) in it on Instagram ;)
No, for real. Snap a selfie and tag me in it. (BONUS points if you also share your #1 WILL-do-while-dressed of the day!)
Go ahead and start planning your outfits now – because all of the sudden getting dressed feels a lot more exciting – but FIRST, in the comments below, tell me:
ARE YOU IN?
I hope so. Because this is going to be reeeeeally fun.
Can’t WAIT to see you Monday!
To real pants and lip gloss,
P.S. Click here to invite your friends to join our #getdressed challenge on Twitter. The more, the merrier!
(Or click here to tweet about wardrobe mullets. Just because.)