Start With Determination

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to bed with satisfaction.

George Horace Lorimer

Battling with noises

There was so much going on in my head, from the moment I wake up. “What time is it? What day is today? Wait, I need 5 minutes, I don’t want to open my eyes yet. No, today is Saturday, I can go back to sleep…”

Then 4 hours later, the monologue continued: “I don’t know what to wear. Today is my working alone day, should I go casual? Yes, duh. But what is casual? Meaning beach theme clothes? No, it’s cold in the cafe. Plus, I don’t want to look sluggish. And I already wear this set of undergarments, I don’t want to change them. They are so comfortable and I look great in them. I’m so anxious right now, I want to change something. Oh, the light blue couple of jade bangles feel like “Me” today, put them on first. But I still do not know what to wear…”


I caught myself standing in front of 3 extensive wardrobes full of clothes and not knowing what to wear. “That is funny!” I laughed at that picture.

I found it entertaining and ironic that I am constantly being my own client. So now the consultant’s voice charmed in: ” Hey stop first! Let’s breathe and listen to your body.”

Body sensations work as my anchor to ground me.

After 3 deep breaths, I moved on to the 2nd important step: “What do I want to feel right now and for the rest of the day?”

Thanks to scanning my body, there was one thing I knew for sure that I was feeling so comfortable at that moment. Maybe that’s why I couldn’t tell what else I wanted to put on my skin next. Looking at the shape in the mirror, I smiled and felt content.

Go with the gut

When things are chaotic, either from the outside world or inside my own head, I always find that some of my thoughts are actually telling me little hints to guide me to what’s best for me.

It’s the Gut Feeling.

If today was not a work day for my own good, I would totally let it go with no clothes, just undergarments, and (of course not bothering anyone because I would stay inside, and) have fun.

But I wanted to go out and be presentable. I also wanted to be true to my feelings. My body wanted to feel certain ways today. Comfortable. Soft. Feminine. Flowy. So I put on a pair of flowy pants and a flowy top, they are both soft and made of different cotton fabrics. The contrast of the way the top and bottom flow, the deep V neck line, plus the bold lipstick shade fit my characteristic (Dramatic). The blue jade bangles and colorful layered crystal necklace that my husband gave me when we first met are statements for my other self (Mystical & Dreamy.) I pinned one side of my front hair up to create an asymmetrical look for my Soft Natural body type.

I feel great looking at myself at this point, “It’s Me Today”. To me, it’s not the best look, but it fits me best today. That’s the difference.


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