Archive | January 10, 2013

Throwback Thursdays: Small Changes

I’ve noticed something recently, and wanted to know if any of you had any thoughts on this issue as well.  Sometimes I seem to get stuck in a rut so to speak.  I get used to my routine so much so that I could almost go through my entire day blindfolded.  I know what needs to be done at what time and how it needs to get done.  I also fall into a rut with myself too.  I get up, get dressed, fix hair & makeup in the same way I did the day before, and head off to conquer the world.  Very monotonous.  Can any of you relate so far?

Well, I found out something interesting recently that was a bit of a pleasant surprise.  If I make small changes to myself from time to time, it can affect my mood and overall attitude.  For instance, I decided to get a new hair cut.  I was tired of the same look, so I made myself an appointment and went and did it.  It wasn’t a drastic change, but it was different, and I felt wonderful afterward!  That 4″ that was cut off really made a difference to me.  My head was lighter and I felt my mood lighten too!

Another thing I tried recently is painting my toenails and fingernails.  I am not really a ‘girly-girl’ so this isn’t something that I do often.  I thought about it and decided to go with the color BLUE.  Why not?  Who says I have to conform to the norm and pick a pinkish-reddish shade?  After sporting my blue fingers and toes, I realized that I seemed to be smiling more.  It was as if I had lightened my mood a bit just by adding color to my nails.

I can think of other “small changes” that have also affected my mood… new/different purse, new/different earrings, loss of 5 lbs, new hair color/highlights, and even a new bra!  I think that sometimes I get into too much of a rut.  Now that I know making a small change here and there definitely has a positive influence on my overall attitude, I’m going to try to make small changes more often.  Maybe it just gives me a little ‘boost’ in my self confidence?

So what about you?  What small changes have you made that resulted in a higher self-esteem or more positive outlook?

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