What is it about being glamourous that seems so desirable but so elusive at the same time?
Why is it that some women walk into a room and you see them as they walk in and you think to yourself, “How does she look so good?”, “She looks so amazing” or “She looks so effortlessly glamourous, does she have all day to get ready?”
Let’s face it, style is innate in some women.
You’re a busy woman and don’t have lengthy time to spare choosing outfits or you’re a woman in need of direction as to what to wear each week and how to wear it. Either way we’ve got you covered in this blog post as we take you through our weekly planner, to plan a week’s worth of clothes in 5 minutes, ensuring you look fresh as a daisy or glamourous as a gladioli each and every day.
Why improving your looks should be a priority
To improve your looks is to look after all the physical and mental assets of your body. It is to exercise and feed your body well, practice good grooming for your personal appearance and care for your mental health. As a result your outer appearance is more attractive.
You may think that improving your looks is all about your visual appearance and maybe you feel it’s a bit vain to be thinking about improving your looks. But improving your looks is a mental game first and foremost.
Your perfect Spring transition outfit
I have been looking through my wardrobe looking for suitable clothes combinations, working out what to wear as early spring weather gives us a combination of lovely warm days followed by equally cold ones At this time of year what is needed is a spring transition outfit – a combinations of clothes which which will feel spring-like, but be versatile enough to keep you warm when the weather takes a cold turn. Which it will.
How journaling stops negative self talk
Negative self talk acts like ‘scripts’ in our brain that we run through repeatedly. It’s a bit like rehearsing for a play: You have your script and you go over it again and again, learning the lines, assuming the character, working out how to play the part. All the while your negative self talk embeds itself in your brain as the truth.
The problem is that these are negative scripts made up of thoughts and they are not necessarily true. However you might think they are true because you’ve practiced them so many times that you have now assumed the character portrayed in the script.
The benefits of journaling for self care
Journaling for self care will help you reveal your thoughts, stop hiding from yourself, identify unconscious beliefs that stop you from dressing better than you do, and challenge your brain’s acceptance of your life status quo.
If you are not looking your best every day and hiding from yourself, if you know you could look and feel much better than you do, but feel stuck, or overwhelmed, I really recommend you develop a journaling practice and learn the benefits of journaling for self care.
Specifically I recommend, wardrobe journaling, a journaling practice which focuses on your clothes: what you wear, what you think about what you wear; what you might like to change.
Rather than rushing into buying clothes you don’t need or want in an effort to stop feeling like you do I recommend that you stop.
Stop, sit down, get yourself a drink a notebook and a pen.
And start to write.
Give yourself a rest from the incessant brain chatter
We all have so many thoughts a day, some estimates are around 60,000 thoughts a day. And we know that not all of those thoughts are positive, self affirming thoughts. If we leave the brain to its own devices the thoughts that come out of there are not always the most positive.
I think we sometimes have this idea that the brain is the brain and thoughts come out of it and there is nothing we can do. So, some people have positive, happy thoughts and great lives. And other people, like you or like me, have negative, sad thoughts and have lives that we have to put up with or endure. And that’s just our lot in life.
Do you remember what you wanted to do and what you loved doing as a child? I do. I remember seeing Karl Lagerfeld on TV a long time ago and wanting to be a designer. I loved ballet and wanted to teach it. And I have always loved magazines. And real estate. But back to the magazines.
My mother used to buy, and still does, women’s magazines. I grew up reading her magazines and then when I was old enough, I started to buy my own.