Are you the kind of person who gets up every day, showers, and gets dressed no matter what? Well, there are some benefits to doing that! And I am going to talk about 3 benefits of getting dressed every morning. I just might have you throwing away those PJ pants!
I have talked about this before. My mom always would get dressed, put on makeup, do her hair, and put her earrings in. She did this up until the day she passed away. I still remember visiting her when she was very sick and didn’t have much time left with us, she was still trying to keep up her routine. Why? Because it made her feel good, it made her feel more like herself, and for the reasons, we are going to talk about below!
I still follow in her footsteps almost every day. Even on days that I am not feeling well, I almost never skip taking a shower and getting dressed. Why? Because it makes me feel better about myself, more productive, and better prepared for the day!
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1. More Productive
The past several years have not helped anyone’s situation with working from home due to the “virus”. A lot of people felt this was a free pass to stop getting dressed every day, heck even showering in some cases! But it has been proven that people are more productive if they get up, shower, get dressed, and ready for the day.
Our minds are very powerful things. I don’t think we give them enough credit sometimes! If we are in our PJs all day our minds can be tricked into thinking it should be in bed. You can be more tired, and it can interrupt your normal sleep schedule.
Even if you aren’t going to a physical workplace, it is a good idea to get dressed every day. Being productive is important whether you have a work-from-home job, house projects, or even relationships with others.
2. Improved Mental Health
Remember me mentioning earlier my mom tried to stick with her routine even when she was sick? It was good for her mental health. It helps to set the tone of your entire day. Studies have shown that it can elevate your mood and help to influence your behavior throughout the day.
A lot of people are visual. Whether it’s for learning or for their mental health. To some people looking good makes them feel good. This is in no way to be vain, but it does mean that taking care of yourself both mentally and physically is good for you. Taking care of the body that God gave us is a good thing!
I did a blog post a while back that you might find helpful, A Little Gratitude Goes a Long Way. You can read that here. It touches on daily gratitude and how helpful it can be for your daily life.
3. You are More Prepared
Have you ever had anyone just “drop by” unexpectedly? It might not bother you to be in your PJs, but it does me! Another benefit of getting dressed every day is being prepared for anything the day throws at you!
Making something for dinner and realizing you are missing an ingredient? Please don’t be one of the “people of Walmart” shopping in their PJ bottoms! You will be ready for the unexpected trip to the grocery or even if a friend calls you at the last minute to meet for lunch!
I am trying to get better at last-minute changes because I am a very structured person. If it’s not on my calendar, then I am not going to do it! But if a friend calls and wants to meet for lunch I would be ready! Lol!
A Few Tips!
- I totally understand how there are some people that picking out an outfit to wear every day can be extremely stressful. Maybe even a trigger for something in their life but I have a solution! Go with a “uniform”! Not the same outfit every day but close to it. I am a tank top lover. I often wear a tank top with black shorts. It’s my go-to outfit. If I find a top or shorts for that matter that I love, I buy it in several colors! Choose a “uniform” or look that you are comfortable with and go with it daily.
- Add a necklace, a pair of earrings, or your Apple watch to your outfit for the day. Even if you are wearing your “good sweats” or your tank top “uniform” like me! Lol!
- Make sure your hair is washed. I did a post a while back on how often you should wash your hair. You can read that here. You can always wash the evening before if you don’t have time in the morning but it’s important to have clean hair, trust me. You will just feel better!
Do you get up and get dressed and ready every day? If you don’t, please give it a try and let me know how you feel after you have been doing it for a few weeks. I am a firm believer that these little things help us with our overall well-being. We feel better about ourselves, more motivated, and more self-confident.
PS, do you have a “uniform” that you have a habit of going to often? If so, please share below!
I feel every bit of this; being in a postpartum stage of life it’s so true that I feel more put together to at least differentiate night and day if I’m dressed !
I bet that makes a huge difference! It is such a wonderful and difficult stage of life!