3 Ways to Decrease Stress with Soothing Style Choices
These times are tough, we can all agree. The weight of schooling decisions, holding space for our children’s mental health, the state of our nation… it’s a lot. I am a firm believer in you look good you feel good – so even if all you want to do is stay under the covers, here are 3 ways to get dressed and calm your nerves.
- When you need a happy boost – wear a sentimental item. 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.
- When you’re super anxious - Comfort is Key. And comfort doesn’t have to mean pajamas. 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 trying to hire a virtual tutor?
- When you need to slow down - Wear blue. The color blue represents calm and peace. It will keep you relaxed and feeling peaceful – and bring some joy into this stressful time.
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!