Recently, I have noticed one very important thing about many SAHMs. One thing that has been grossly overlooked- taking time for themselves to look good in order to feel their best. I have seen ill-fitting shirts, tossled hair, stained jeans, over run shoes, etc. I wonder if these women remember when they would actually take time to consider what they wore or what they looked like on a daily basis and remember how much of an impact that had on their day.
I strongly believe that if you look good, you feel good. Now I’m not saying you have to put on an evening gown or business suit everyday. I’m just saying, take a few moments for yourself in order to reclaim your inner hotty. Not only will you feel better, but so will the hubby/significant other!
Looking good should only take about 10 minutes for the most simplest update to your daily self. After that shower that I hope you are making time for (sometimes we sacrifice this event, but please don’t), pick out a cute outfit. Cute does not mean elaborate. During the hot months, a nice and simple cotton summer dress or shorts and a tank that complement your body are great options. But the key is that is has to complement your body and you are comfortable. Your husband’s old t-shirt does not work, but I’ll get to when your husband’s shirt can actually work for you *wink wink*.
During colder months, fitted long sleeved-shirts or sweaters with flattering jeans would be excellent. The only time I think sweats are cute are when they are the form fitting ones with the boot cut leg, but not everyday. Please throw away the sweats that fit at the ankle or came out of your hubby’s closet. Seriously, those aren’t cute and hubby hates to see you in them.
And finally, take time to give your face a little attention. Throw on some lipgloss and a little mascara. Gloss has a way of brightening up your face and helps get rid of that “dry” look. The mascara will bring some attention to your eyes and make them look less tired. If you really want to go all out, add a little foundation or concealer for problem areas.
The ten little minutes you take for yourself will do a world of good for your self-esteem and make you feel so much better.
You take time to make the kids look presentable with their matching outfits and accessories, just don’t forget about yourself. Reclaim your inner hotty, the hubby will definitely love to reclaim what he fell in love with so long ago.
Now for hubby’s shirt— when you put the kids away (in their room watching a movie, playing a video game, tucked away asleep, etc.), go get one of hubby’s dress shirts. Put it on with nothing underneath. Slide on those high heels… You know what’s next!
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