I am now fully in the swing of a new job. Obviously posting here has taken a back seat. That…and feeling kind of meh. My kids have been gone and will be gone for 10 days to Italy where they are vacationing with their dad. If I didn’t have a job, now would be the time when I would be pacing around the house feeling lost. I did feel pretty grim over the weekend, without work to distract me. In fact on Saturday I felt downright weepy. When I feel like crap, I dress like crap. We all do. It’s probably pretty rare for you to wake up feeling sad and put on a great outfit. You’re much more likely to wear sweats or some old t-shirt. And there you are, feeling bad AND looking bad – a big puddle of sad. So on Saturday I forced myself to put on some cute shoes. I just wore them with skinny jeans and a white t-shirt, but somehow it gave me a little boost.
And about 5 people commented on them. A man passing me on the street, a woman in the grocery story, the Starbucks barrista…a little girl who said, “Look mama, glass slippers!” Who doesn’t like to hear a compliment? Who is immune to the little lift you get when someone pays you one? So the next time you are feeling low, see if you can bring up your mood a bit by dressing as if you already feel good. Ditch the sweats and wear something you know looks good, that draws a smile or a comment, or simply tricks you a little into realizing things are perhaps not so bad.