10 Months ago the Mr. and I started sharing a car. It’s actually a very cool “God-story” the details of which I will share eventually. However today, that’s not the point. Today’s post is a little trick I’ve had to pick up BECAUSE we share a car. It’s called, “Megan-you actually have to leave the house on time.”
I’ve confessed it before in this post, but running perpetually late is my Achilles heal. I am chronically 12 min behind on life. And it’s not because I don’t get up on time. I actually get up ridiculously early. It’s because I’m a bad estimator.
Remember I have “Acute Time Delusion Syndrome.” The perpetual belief that I can accomplish more than any human being should be asked to accomplish in a set amount of time. And I’m told I’m not alone in this phenomenon. 😉 The struggle is real.
To help me overcome this “syndrome” and still look put together in the morning, I’ve come up with a little “Life Hack” that I can’t wait to share with all of you.
Running behind can easily manifest itself in the ole’ wardrobe department. Usually 1 of 2 things happen. You:
A. Grab the first thing in your closet and throw caution to the wind OR
B. Put together a decent outfit but get all hectic and running behind in the process
Either way, you’re not setting yourself up well. You need to face your day feeling confident and secure not haphazard or stressed.
And in the words of my good (i so wish she was my ) friend, Stacy London:
“Clothes should bring you joy and make you feel beautiful. ”
What you put on your body is an exterior manifestation of what’s going on on the inside of you. How you feel about yourself is going to come out in what you wear, plain and simple.
You know when you’re feeling schlumpy you’re wanting the big grey sweatshirt All. Day. Long.
But here’s the deal, let’s take a little truth from the movie “The Help.”
In addition to the words of Miss Aibileen Clark, The Creator of this whole world thinks you’re pretty beautiful too. And He wants you to honor Him not by fixating on yourself, but by making the proper investment to present the best version of yourself.
So are you just about ready for this one simple Life Hack to change your life?
Here’s what you’ll need:
A Smart Phone
Full Length Mirror
Your Clothes 😀
Here’s what you’re going to do: Before you leave for the day, snap a picture of yourself in said full-length mirror (they are $5 at Target, so no excuses). And if you forget to take one at home…
From there, you’re going to create a digital “Album” in your “Photos” on your phone. I’m using an iPhone for the demo and the “Photos” is separate from the Camera. I’m sure it’s very similar on an Android.
Next, open your “Photos” app and click the + sign in the upper left hand corner. You’re now adding an album and you should title it whatever makes you happy. Mine is called, “Closet Inspiration.”
After you’ve created the Album, click into it and hit “Select” at the top right hand corner. On the bottom of the screen you should now see “Add too,” click that and it will open your “Camera Roll” giving you access to every pic you’ve taken. Now, just scroll through and touch the pictures you’ve taken of yourself before you leave for the day, hit “done” and there you have it. It’ll look something like this:
(Note: refuse to take yourself too seriously in these pics, it’ll inject a little joy into your morning routine. Never a bad thing 🙂 )
I can’t even tell you how much time and headache this idea has saved me. When you’re plagued by the ever-lurking-question, “What am I going to wear????” You simply open your phone and scroll through your closet album until you find the best option for the day. Bonus points if you decide on your outfit and lay it out, accessories, everything, the night before! This prevents the dreaded 5 min wasted on “Closet Hunting!”
This will also save you SO much money as well because you can easily remember what you love from season to season which lessens your “need” to go shopping because you have “nothing” to wear. 🙂
It’s also a huge help in packing, one of my least favorite things to do in the world. Scrolling through your favorite outfits can help you edit pretty quickly what needs to go in your suitcase.
I really hope this little tip helps you in a big way! I’d love to hear your tips and tricks to helping your “NoSmallLife” get ready and out the door in the morning!
Until next time…
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