Let me introduce to you one of my favorite websites – Life Goals Mag. They are an online magazine all about consciously choosing to work towards being the best versions of ourselves that we can be.
Recently, I was asked to write a post for them. After a brief moment of freaking out, I obviously had to say yes! I brainstormed a million ideas for a topic, but couldn’t shrug off a question that kept coming up. Does what we wear have any impact on our day? I wasn’t sure what the answer would be and couldn’t find any information that really answered the question. So, I had to find out for myself. After a three day experiment, I had the answer. Want to know what I discovered?
Here’s a sneak peak!
I threw my unwashed hair into my signature top knot, and pulled on some jeans and a t-shirt. This is my standard “mom” uniform. With two little kids, gone are the days of sitting in front of the mirror and taking hours to get ready. I no longer scour my closet for that perfect outfit that makes me feel like I can step out and conquer the world. I’m ok with that. I chose to stay home after my second baby was born last year. I figured the mom-iform was part of the trade.
I looked how I felt. Tired. I glanced at my open closet and all of the items that are hardly ever worn these days. Why don’t I ever wear them? Why did I trade them in for something that made me feel less than great? What would happen if I wore my former office attire instead?
The questions began swirling in my head. I tried to brush them away, but they crept into my thoughts throughout the rest of the day.
By the time the kids were in bed, I had to find an answer to the root of my questions. Does what we wear affect how we behave and feel? I know our appearance has an impact on how others perceive us, but what about on a deeper, more personal level? I turned to Google and found a few articles and studies on the topic, but nothing that really answered my question. Plus, all of them concluded by saying, “more study is needed.” I wasn’t satisfied.
If I couldn’t find the answer, I was going to have to figure it out for myself. So, I came up with my own experiment to test my theories. I decided to try out three different looks and record how I felt and my level of productivity throughout the day.
I thought I had a good idea as to how my self experiment would go, only anticipating a minor change in my behavior and mood. I did not expect anything life changing. They were just clothes after all. After I came up with my plan, I told my husband I was going to spend the entire next day in my pajamas. “Why?” he asked. “I’m curious.” I replied…
read the rest of this article at Life Goals Mag!
Do you have an outfit that embodies everything you want to feel? We want to see! Show us with the hashtag #feelgoodwardrobe.
Here’s an extra peak at one of my go-to pieces of clothing that always makes me feel great.
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