Because it gives me a boost


After my shower today, I carefully dried my hair in sections. Making sure every strand laid down straight. My usual quick five-minute hair dry replaced by a fifteen minute project.

When I was done, I pulled out the flat iron and as it warmed up I went to pick out my outfit. I carefully chose each piece, making sure it was equal parts flattering and functional.

I then went and carefully ran the flat iron over my already-straight tresses. It brought a shine to each strand, and it took out all the frizzies that just seem to hang around all the time in the winter.

Then it was time for make-up. Foundation and powder. Eye shadow and mascara. Lipstick and a thin layer of gloss.

Perfect. I was ready.

I walked into my office and sat down at the laptop to work. I had no plans outside of going to the grocery store for milk, hamburger meat, and ant traps. But I decided to take the extra steps today because it just gives me a boost. Plus, my husband was off at a meeting… I thought I’d surprise him by not just being in sweats and a t-shirt like I’d been in a lot lately.

Oh lazy days are wonderful. We all need days when we don’t get out of our PJs all day. But you can’t have days like that all the time. If you work at home, like I do, its easy to fall into that PJ rut. It’s easy to fall into pony tails and toe socks. But, we go out of our way to look good for others… why not look good for ourselves? Why not look good for our family? Why not show the world we are proud of who we are, even when the only “person” we may see is our cat that day?

It will make you appreciate PJ days as something to enjoy, not as everyday wear. It will help you focus. It will make you happier.

3 thoughts on “Because it gives me a boost”

  1. A lot of times I’m happy I’m a guy. I woke up 29 minutes before I had to be at work.. got there, and was all set.

    All this extra work? pass. ;)

  2. This is so apt given my weekend, lol. I was telling my best guy friend the other day that I always feel a little sorry for boys, because they don’t get to use the way they look as an outlet in the same way we do. Hair changes, styling changes, makeup changes…it’s possible to look so entirely different from day to day, depending on how you feel or what you want to get across. There are definitely days where I roll out of bed, into the shower, and out the door in under 15 minutes…but I have the option of getting to play “dress up” some days, and man, I wouldn’t want to give that up.

  3. I love to read something like this one in awhile. Helps us to remember what is important to make you feel great. And it that special lift you get when you see how much nicer you look and that gives that boost of confidence. And you know the guys may say “Not me”, but ask and they will tell you like it when you take the time to look you best.

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