Raise your hand if you are reading this while still in your pajamas or loungewear with no makeup on and haven’t brushed your hair. I bet many of you have your hand up right now. I’ve seen it all over social media. Guess what, though? My hand is not up. I got up this morning like I do every single morning, took a shower, got dressed, fixed my hair, put makeup on. I even put on some cute Trades of Hope jewelry because I am always wearing HOPE. Even though I am not going anywhere and won’t see anyone except my immediate family, I still get ready every day. With everything that is going on in the world and all of us being confined to our homes for days, the easy thing to do is to let yourself go and not get ready every day. What is the point, right? Trust me, I understand. There are days like today when I am not feeling my best and want to just lounge around all day. I have the urge to just lie in bed and watch TV for hours. Even on those days, though, I force myself get up and get ready anyway. I will argue with you anytime that getting ready each day is important. It is especially important in times like this. You may be thinking that I am nuts, but I promise you (at least in this instance) I’m not.
Times are very uncertain right now and being stuck at home all day can and will lead to depression for some. Anxiety may be ramped up, and your fears can be overwhelming. One small thing you can do to combat all that is to get up and get ready every day. I promise you; it will make you feel better. Doing something that you would typically do under normal circumstances can give you a sense of security. Try to follow your normal routine as much as possible while you are stuck at home. Getting dressed and ready each day will also make you feel more productive. Even though I may want to, being dressed and ready for the day does help to keep me from lying on the couch all day. I’m not a doctor or any kind of professional. I only know how it makes me feel. I can certainly tell a difference in my mood and how I feel in general on days that I don’t get dressed and put on makeup compared to when I do. Now, I am not saying that you can’t have the occasional lazy day. I do have them myself, but they are rare. It just shouldn’t become your norm. I know that it is easy to allow that to happen when you are stuck at home, but trust me, it is worth it to get ready each day. It is important to put your best face forward even if it is just to cook dinner or clean the house. It will change your mood and attitude for the better. I truly believe that it is important to keep with that daily routine for your sanity.
Go get out of your pajamas and get ready to face the day!