10 Oct A Closet Full of Motivation
Lots of people are looking for a life coach near them these days. Even if there were motivational speakers in Orlando or other destinations holding events, it would not be a good idea to travel to see them or to attend a crowded gathering.
We have all been learning the hard way that it is hard to stay motivated in a pandemic. Very hard.
But there are things you can do at home, on your own, that can help you feel that spark again.
Look for Motivation in Your Closet!
What are you wearing right now? Maybe the more important question is, how does what you are wearing make you feel?
If you are wearing sweats or pajama pants – as so many of us are these days – you probably feel pretty comfortable. But do you feel motivated?
Jessica Iredale, writing in Town and Country magazine, reminds us that, “The late, great Karl Lagerfeld once quipped that ‘sweatpants are a sign of defeat.’ He was joking about the hegemony of athleisure at the time, but he also captured a timeless truth: Getting dressed—not just putting on clothes but really getting dressed, with thought, with the purpose of looking your best—is an act of power, control, and, yes, uplifting joy.”
They don’t call it a power suit for nothing, folks.
You don’t have to go all out, if you don’t want to. No one is saying you have to put on a tie, but if wearing a tie makes you feel focused and productive, then go for it. If wearing a pair of your favorite heels lifts your spirits and makes you feel like you can conquer the world, then ditch the slippers and put those shoes on!
“Now more than ever I appreciate the daily ritual of choosing an outfit to match my appointment book, my mood, my goals,” Iredale says. “This pandemic should make you think about all you have and what you really need.”
Private coaching can definitely help you stay focused on achieving your goals, despite Covid-19, but having one-on-one sessions with a life coach is not practical for everyone. So, spend some time in your closet and dress to impress – yourself.