|Me, as I write this, in all my "morning glory".|
Why do we have to feel obligated to wear makeup, shave our legs, and have our hair fixed when we first get up everyday? I understand the psychology behind establishing routines, but why can't that routine be to just put on some clean clothes, brush your teeth, grab some breakfast, and get on with your day?
I do like getting 'gussied' up and putting on my makeup and spending 10 minutes to style my hair (what's left of it) once in a while. But I find that even when the occasion arises that I do need to leave the house or have someone over, I put those steps off until the very last minute. Not because I don't like it, but because I just don't feel that it's a necessity. I think I'm pretty with or without my makeup on. (What do you think? Tell me your honest opinion between the two pictures.) It took many, many years to get to the point where I was comfortable with myself. It used to be that I couldn't be awake for 5 minutes without putting on all my makeup. I felt like it was something that was necessary for me to be a functional human being. Then having to deal with all the soaps and potions to make all of that go away every night, it was tiring...and expensive.
|What's your honest opinion?|
Is it worth "keeping up appearances"?
I still like feeling "special" when I do take the time to fix up my hair and makeup, but it's the same "special" feeling that I get when I do anything that focuses on just me for 20 minutes...like sitting on the deck with a cup of tea in the quiet of the morning. That feeling and glow stays with me all day.
So, I say....Do what feels best to you. Be comfortable in your own skin. Love yourself for who you are and what you do. It's quite liberating. ;)