? I get questionable looks from all of my sweats-plad girlfriends when I show up at 6:45am, fully dressed for the day + hair done + makeup on. I hear “Do you always look this put together?”
⛔ The answer is “No!! I definitely don’t…but it only takes 20 mins start-to-finish, so it’s not like I’m spending the first two hours of my day getting ready.” BUT, I spent many years of my life NOT showing up for myself, and I got sick of it. I used to wear the same sweats to bed that I wore to work (from home) for the day, and then to bed again, and I rarely left my home.
? Truth is, getting ready for my day became a way to show myself I’m HERE for my life. It peps me up for my day, even when I have those “don’t feel like it” days and it allows me to get creative with my fashion (which I love)!!
✅ Over the years, I’ve learned how to make getting ready SO EASY, and here are some of my top tips:
?I set my *entire* outfit (including shoes, accessories, undergarments, and how I’m going to wear my hair) out the night before – and if I have multiple events the next day, I make sure my entire outfit for each one is ready to go
?I heat my curling iron while I put my makeup on so it’s ready to go when I’m done
?I only curl the bottom of my hair, just to soften the ends, instead of trying to curly and coif my entire mane
?I let my eggs cook while I’m in the shower (for morning showers) so they’re ready when I get out, and eat them while I do my makeup
?To save time, if I know I have an extra early morning, I’ll shower the night before
?I intentionally practice “5-minute makeup” so I can simply apply it and go, without a bunch of fuss
And you know what I’m finding?
? WHEN I SHOW UP FOR LIFE, LIFE SHOWS UP FOR ME ?
It’s absolutely worth it and I highly recommend giving it a shot ?