I'm falling into that trap of looking like a totally different person when I'm at home versus when I'm out in public. Getting out of that habit of "looking bummy" around the house has now become a top priority. It's one thing pray that you don't run into someone you know when you look less than presentable at the grocery store, but I knew things had gone too far when I dreaded opening the front door for the delivery guy because I looked a mess.
From past experience, I know that if present my best self (even at home), I'm motivated to transform my environment. Suddenly I want to buy fresh flowers every week, I light luxurious candles to fill the room with alluring scents and I feel a sense of abundance in all I have.
I've made a few new simple rules to follow. The goal is not to invest too much time upfront otherwise, I'll default to not doing anything at all. Just a few small changes to make a big impact on my current routine.
The new me will indulge in a daily fragrance application ritual taught to me by a worldly woman with a charming English accent. I'll also break the habit of classifying my perfume as for "everyday" or for "special nights out." I mean, if Marilyn Monroe can wear Chanel NO. 5 to bed, why can't I?
In all honesty, I do absolutely nothing to care for my lips. And when I say nothing, I mean it. Suddenly the level of neglect I have for my lips became excruciatingly clear. I can only imagine how many extra kisses I'd get in return for making sure my lips were always moist, exfoliated and well cared for. First priority is to ensure I drink enough water to provide natural moisture from the inside out. Once that's taken care of, I'm making sure to include lips to my daily exfoliation routine.
Today, I'm wearing the golden-strapped sandals with no where to go. They aren't that fancy, but I was stuck in this mindset that, when I'm at home, I have permission to completely let myself go. Golden strapped sandals were meant to be displayed outside of the home. I now commit to fill my closet will comfy embellished sandals for lounging. I'm sure that, as a side effect, I'll have more incentive to take even better care of my feet.
This is just a start. Next I'll be seeking inspiration for comfy stylish outfit choices for those days when you're lounging spending time at home. More posts, on this topic, to come.