I work from home, on the phone all day, all night. Most of the time when I go out, it’s to run errands, pick up my daughter from school, go to a yoga class, grocery shop. I don’t need to get dressed up for any of it, and I don’t want to for yoga (who wants to have mascara running down her face). So, I got myself into a rut where I just wasn’t putting much effort into how I was presenting myself to the world. I would wake up, and within a half hour be non stop answering emails and voicemails. I would put my hair up in a ponytail, throw on a pair of yoga pants and a t-shirt and that is my wardrobe for the day. What did I have to dress up for?
Until I caught a glimpse of myself in a freezer door at the grocery store one day. OMG, how did I leave the house looking like this?! My hair is a mess, no makeup on, my shirt doesn’t even match my yoga pants. This is NOT how I want people to see me! What do they think of me?! How could they take me seriously as a business owner if I’m running around looking like this?!
So… I made a decision. I’m going to be worth getting dressed up for.
I don’t need a date night or a client meeting, some excuse to get dolled up. I have a closet full of beautiful clothes that make me look and feel beautiful in them. I’m going to do my hair, my makeup. I’m going to get dressed up – for the grocery store, for Madeline’s Kindergarten class.
So, I did that, and it made me feel SO GOOD. A couple of days later, with my cute dress and sandals on, to go to the Fedex Office to pick up some things I had printed, I got noticed. People smiled at me. I DID catch myself with a little bounce in my step. I looked great and because of it, I felt great.
Who cares where you’re going, what you’re doing?! Show the world how great you are on the inside. Don’t hide it under yoga pants and ponytails.
Hayley Hobson is an author, speaker, business coach, yogi, Pilates instructor, and holistic nutritional expert based in Boulder, CO. Her unique and intelligent style promotes strengthening while softening—empowering her clients to heal not only their physical bodies but their hearts and minds as well. To learn more about her nutritional courses, events, and custom programs, visit hayleyhobson.com or follow her on Facebook or Twitter.June 28, 2014