Welcome to week 3 of trying to get our lives and homes more organized. If you are just joining me feel free to just jump right in. So far, we have made habits of reading our Bibles for 15 minutes each day and getting 8 hours of sleep per night.
This week’s goal is another personal goal. Don’t worry, we will get to the homemaking goals soon enough. I just think that getting my life in order will allow me to better get my home in order.
Anyway, this week’s goal is to get “dressed for success” each day. What I mean by this is that I plan to wear something other than stretch pants and an oversized T-shirt. Even on days when no one except my family will see me, I plan to dress in such a way that if I had to leave the house at a moment’s notice I would look decent.
When I made this goal last year I did pretty well with it. Then, when spring rolled around and I was doing yard work I simply quit worrying about what I looked like unless I knew I had somewhere to go. Too often I can be seen looking like this.
Paint splattered stretch pants, an oversized T-shirt which makes me look like I’m pregnant, and unkempt hair have been the norm too often lately.
One day recently I was still in my pajamas when I had a flat tire while taking the kids to school. It’s not a good look to be out on the highway in purple flowered pajamas. If I had been dressed before I left the house, I could have saved myself some embarrassment.
I plan to change that this week.
I need to take my job as full-time mom just as seriously as if I worked outside the home. I need to “dress for success” even when I am only going to be seen by my husband and children. They deserve to see me at my best.
The outfits I will more than likely wear will consist of blue jeans and a nice shirt. Nothing fancy, but I plan to look presentable and even wear an appropriate upper undergarment.
While this will be my version of being “dressed for success” this type of outfit may not be what you wear. The point is to wear clothing that you would feel comfortable being seen by anyone while wearing.
Last year I went through my closet and got rid of quite a few clothes that didn’t fit, were totally worn out, and clothes that I didn’t love and thus never wore. While that was a very worthwhile endeavor, I have yet to replenish my closet with items that I do love.
So, I think this week I will seek out a few pieces of clothing that will work for multiple occasions and with other items in my wardrobe. The thrift stores will be my first place to check before I even think about checking retail shops.
In addition to dressing nicely, I plan to take the time to fix my hair because naturally curly bedhead hair is not a good look in spite of my efforts to try to make it a trend.
Are you with me on this one? Do you feel the need to get rid of the frump and start making an effort to “dress for success”?
To help keep track of whether or not we meet our goals this week, I have created a printable checklist. Simply click on the picture below to print your copy.
If I can remember, I will try to post a picture on my Facebook page each day to show you how I am “dressed for success”.
Thought for the week: My job as a mom is important enough to take the time to look nice.