I’m back! I went completely MIA for a few days there and missed my two blog posts I had planned on writing! Yay, off to a great start for this blog! Eric and I decided we were in desperate need of a last minute get away so we booked a flight to Mexico and said adios to America, as one does. It was such a nice quick trip, too quick if you ask me. I had completely turned off my mind, didn’t bring out my camera once and brought my phone out only one day. I was so bummed because I wanted to get blog posts for what to pack and all my outfits, but when I got there I knew I needed to just disconnect. So selfish of me. However, I am very excited because I have an eleven day trip coming up at the end of March and I cannot wait to do that trip right and show you everything it is I bring and do when I go on a trip.
As for this blog post though, I wanted to talk about something I usually have an issue with, and that is GETTING DRESSED. Have you ever tried to get dressed and it just WILL. NOT. WORK?! This happens to me at least every other month and usually when it does I just give up and end up cancelling my plans for where I was going in the first place. All because I can’t commit to an outfit. Commitment issues, am I right? But then I started to really think about why that is and where is stems from. Here’s what I’ve gathered.
If you can’t pin point what exactly is the problem with your outfit, it probably isn’t your outfit. It’s your state of mind. whaaattt! Some days we just don’t feel good for whatever reason(s) and it makes it difficult to feel confident and attractive. Personally, it manifests in me changing a million times. But then I realized if you just take a second to sit down, breathe and meditate, it’ll slow you down and help you think clearer. And if you’re saying “but sometimes I’m in a rush and I don’t have any time to pause” then oh boy. Let me tell you, if you don’t have 5 minutes to bring yourself back to reality/sanity, then nothing you’ll do proceeding will matter because it’s not coming from a place of self love and respect! You’ll be stuck in that frenzy and it’ll follow you like a shadow.
I had a moment a couple weeks ago where I got so frustrated that my boyfriend had to literally drag me out of the house so I would stop changing. He probably couldn’t tell past my eye rolls and little passive aggressive remarks that had followed 5 minutes after, but I actually ended up being so grateful! Sometimes we need someone to just drag us out of that trap but if you’re alone, you have to be able to do that for you. When we realize that our weight, looks and materialistic things don’t even compare the beauty of our hearts that shine through more than any stupid outfit, we can let go of the idea we sometimes cling so hard to! Don’t let social media or people around you make you believe there’s a specific image of beauty because there isn’t! Beauty is feeling confident and being kind and patient to your body and your soul.
I can’t stress enough how important that is to do. It’s obviously a lot easier said than done, but if/when you’re in that panicked state of mind, try out this approach and see if it works for you. Let me know if it does or any other tricks you have. Or if this even happens to you at all! Oh no, am I alone in this? That’s so isolating. Okay, I’m talking to myself now, leave comments if you’ve had experiences similar to this!
*tip – a glass of wine mid outfit panic attack can also be great help to ease the craziness!