our morning meeting often has a little quote involved
last week it was “dress for the job you want not for the job you have ”
it obviously doesn’t mean wear office attire into the workshop, but, if you want to be a leader behave like one
I’ve found an interesting parallel with this in the way I dress and how it makes me feel about myself
I’m a jeans and t-shirt girl, over the last few years I’ve taken to wearing threadless typography T’s (aka slogan t-shirts). I never really considered how this affected my behaviour and self confidence.
Over the last few months, possibly because I am catching the train with all of the office workers rather than the fluro army (seriously check out any major train station between 5 and 7am to understand this) I feel a lot under dressed.
So lately I’ve been swapping my denim Jeans for a long denim skirt I picked up from my local vinnies for 50c (op shop gold) and my favourite pair of Kmart comfort almost flats and a basic top also found at vinnies
I have felt 100% more confident in just being me
this theory was well proven today when being an at home alone day I wore a daggy old stained top with my most comfortable trackys and uggies…. even Jeff pointed out that I looked frumpy, mostly because having not achieved much, I was kinda down.
later as I brushed my teeth and hair for bed, I caught sight of how I’ve felt all day, belly peaking over the waistband of my pants, top stained and slightly too short, add in that single grey hair I’ve been ignoring and well there may have almost been tears….. almost but not quite
It is a real eye opener for me and a shove to add dressing well to my habit of going to bed with time to get enough sleep even if I don’t actually get that sleep
it may just help my productivity levels