When my children were younger, it was difficult for me to motivate myself together each day. I usually stayed in my pajamas, and I was lucky if I thought to brush my hair and teeth before the afternoon came. Like most moms with young children, I was pretty frazzled most days. I was so busy trying to take care of others, that I didn’t want to put effort into myself. As my children got a little older, I tried here and there to make an effort into improving my appearance here and there, but still didn’t get very far.
Now, my children are 12, 11, 9, and 5. The older one are a bit more capable of doing a lot of things for themselves now, and are able to help out more, which frees up more time for me. I’m able to spend more time putting myself together each day, which is nice because I’m pretty slow at fixing my hair and such. I’ve never been much for makeup, just here and there when it hits me. I really like trying new hairstyles, and I love clothes and shoes. now I enjoy trying to improve my appearance each day. It helps me feel better about myself, my husband likes when I look nice, and if I need to run an errand, I’m all ready to go.
So, here is my challenge for you, mama. When you get up in the morning, I’m guessing you use the bathroom first thing. While you’re in there, why not go ahead and brush your teeth and hair? Then, you can go ahead and get dressed for the day. Maybe a little later on, you can style your hair. My favorite way to wear my hair up is with a Flexi Clip. There are so many styles to choose from that you can accessorize with any outfit! You don’t have to do everything at once if you don’t want to. Fit everything into your schedule, but try to at least finish by 10am. Make that your daily goal. Then you’ll be ready to tackle the rest of your day!
If you need a little guidance or more motivation, I recommend you check out the book Frumps to Pumps – Your one-month motivotional to getting dressed and staying that way! It’s a 1-month motivational guide with Biblical principles to get you out of the frumps, and making yourself feel your best!
Do you struggle with putting yourself together each day? If so, what areas do you struggle with? How about finding an accountability partner?