I was talking with some ladies on a mommy forum that I'm a member of about At-home-mom syndrome. What is at-home-mom syndrome, you may ask?
This essentially means:
~You stay in super comfy, sloppy looking clothing all day
~Pull your hair back
~No make up
~No perfume (sometimes no deodorant - come on - you know who you are), etc.
~Not showering every day (we all do it, don't kid yourself)
Those are just few out of many examples I could list. This applies to both those of us that work at home or that stay at home with the kids (both are WORK, though, don't get me wrong).
I know I have found myself in this rut more times than I can count. I get dirty during the day with the kids, so there are more days than not that I never really get "ready." What's the point when you know you'll be dirty in 20 minutes, right? Well, I've found that along with this at home mom syndrome, I feel worse about myself. Sure I'm way more comfy, but feeling like a slob most of the time isn't exactly fantastic for your self esteem.
So, what do you do if you have this syndrome? Well, hopefully this little blurb will inspire you to do something for yourself!!! Do your hair, put on lipstick, brush your teeth three times a day, anything that makes you feel better! I have lost some weight, so I indulged in some new clothing that makes me feel as light as I really am, as opposed to the 2-sizes-too-big stuff I was slouching in before. But you don't have to splurge on a new wardrobe in order to feel better about yourself. Get a new haircut and buy a new mascara. Or just USE your old mascara and your blow dryer. You don't have to have money to feel better about yourself! You just need to focus on you for a change.
So your challenge this week, if you should decide to accept it, is to do your hair! It's that easy. Just one change a week to a happier you!
Here is a rather scary self-photo of me, taken this morning, before coffee (yikes!!). You can do this!!