Today I Brushed My Hair

I’m a writer for a living, which means that on a typical day I sit at my computer (often in sweats) and write all day long. I don’t talk to any of my clients in person and other than an early morning yoga class the only other human contact I have each day is with the other members of my small content team and maybe the cashier at Starbucks. (Or Chipotle, one can never have too much Chipotle).

So generally speaking, I don’t put too much effort into getting ready in the morning. I may or may not wear makeup, if I do it’s very minimal, there have been multiples times when I will just rock a sweatshirt with leggings, and most of the time I just put my hair up in a bun without bothering to blow dry it. On the days I work from home I make no effort at all to look even somewhat presentable. If I want to sit around all day in a robe with a mess of hair tied up on top of my head, that’s not a problem.

While in the grand scheme of things it doesn’t really matter what I wear to work in, something can be said for taking a few extra minutes in the morning to look nice each day. I’ve noticed that how you look can have a pretty large impact on how you feel. Sometimes on those extra lazy days, when I feel like I would much rather sleep an extra 30 minutes and go sans makeup, I find that I am not in as good a mood as I could be. Honestly sometimes I feel down right dumpy. When I take time to do my hair and makeup and put on a nice outfit (even if it’s just jeans and a t-shirt) I am in such a better mood.

As I said in a previous post 2015 is all about being a happier person and in the spirit of sticking to New Years resolutions I am going to make it a point to get dressed each morning, even if I am working from home. However, this doesn’t include Sundays. Sundays are meant to be lazy and fully intend to keep wearing my pajamas all day.

Ringing in the New Year

Happy 7th day of 2015! I hope that everyone had a great time ringing in the new year. I had a great date night out with the bf at RPM Italian and then spent the rest of the evening on the couch with some bubbly. I have to say I enjoyed that much more than New Years past, most of which were spent at a crowded bar where you paid over 100 dollars to basically get one drink, a piece of food (if you were lucky), and a half glass of champagne at midnight. No thank you!

After writing my last post I  spent quite a bit of time trying to come up with the perfect New Years resolutions. Then the more I thought about it I decided that I didn’t want to pick one specific thing such as: get in better shape or don’t eat as much junk food. While those are good goals to have I decided to look at the bigger picture and make 2015 all about being happy.

What do I mean by this you may ask? 

For 2015 I have decide that my overall goal is to just be happy. I am going to let what happened in 2014 stay in 2014 and start over fresh.

  • I am going to try to be more mindful, thinking about the here and now instead of worrying about something that has already happened that I have no control over.
  • I am also going to get rid of all the negativity in my life, which also includes leaving behind those individuals who only bring me down.
  • I want to take more time for myself, ensuring that I get some more me time. Whether this is a nice bubble bath or a whole day spent lounging around reading or watching TV I am going to allow myself the time to relax and recharge my body.
  • Have a more positive attitude throughout the day instead of focusing on the negative.

Those are just a few of the things that came to mind, but you get the idea. I hope everyone else is well on their way to a great 2015!

-L