I’ve noticed something recently, and wanted to know if any of you had any thoughts on this issue as well. Sometimes I seem to get stuck in a rut so to speak. I get used to my routine so much so that I could almost go through my entire day blindfolded. I know what needs to be done at what time and how it needs to get done. I also fall into a rut with myself too. I get up, get dressed, fix hair & makeup in the same way I did the day before, and head off to conquer the world. Very monotonous. Can any of you relate so far?
Well, I found out something interesting recently that was a bit of a pleasant surprise. If I make small changes to myself from time to time, it can affect my mood and overall attitude. For instance, I decided to get a new hair cut. I was tired of the same look, so I made myself an appointment and went and did it. It wasn’t a drastic change, but it was different, and I felt wonderful afterward! That 4″ that was cut off really made a difference to me. My head was lighter and I felt my mood lighten too!
Another thing I tried recently is painting my toenails and fingernails. I am not really a ‘girly-girl’ so this isn’t something that I do often. I thought about it and decided to go with the color BLUE. Why not? Who says I have to conform to the norm and pick a pinkish-reddish shade? After sporting my blue fingers and toes, I realized that I seemed to be smiling more. It was as if I had lightened my mood a bit just by adding color to my nails.
I can think of other “small changes” that have also affected my mood… new/different purse, new/different earrings, loss of 5 lbs, new hair color/highlights, and even a new bra! I think that sometimes I get into too much of a rut. Now that I know making a small change here and there definitely has a positive influence on my overall attitude, I’m going to try to make small changes more often. Maybe it just gives me a little ‘boost’ in my self confidence?
So what about you? What small changes have you made that resulted in a higher self-esteem or more positive outlook?