I am a firm believer that if you look good you feel good – so even if all you want to do is hide under the covers, getting dressed can really boost your mood.
Here are 3 ways to get dressed and calm your nerves.
• Wear a sentimental item. When you need a happy boost, pick one item in your closet that is associated with a good memory. Whether it’s a top you wore on a special date with your partner, or a dress that was your grandma’s, when you pass by the mirror in that special something, it’ll make you smile.
• Comfort is Key. This is a good one when you’re anxious. Comfort doesn’t have to mean pajamas either… For you maybe it’s to choose glasses over contacts? Maybe it’s leggings over jeans? Pick one item to swap and make it your most comfortable. Who needs to stress about a bodysuit wedgie on the day you're stressed about overlapping schedules?
• Wear blue. Perfect for the days you need to slow down and be present. The color blue represents calm and peace. It will keep you relaxed and feeling at ease – and bring some joy into your day.
Bonus - Wear your smile! Did you know that when you are feeling down and you force your face to make a smile, your brain releases happy hormones? And then you really smile. And then when you really smile – everyone around you will smile. It’s contagious!