When you’re having one of those mornings where nothing seems to go right, there are still plenty of ways to turn your frown upside down. If you dress how you want to feel, it can help sway your mood back to a positive place.
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It’s tempting to wake up on the wrong side of the bed and reach for whatever is the most comfortable or the easiest to put on. As Kayla Matthews at Asian Efficiency explains, your comfort clothes are like comfort food, and they can affect how you feel the rest of the day:
…wearing clothes that are easy to slouch in can encourage you to, well, slouch… Put on your favourite dress or smartest blazer, shine your shoes, take time with your hair. Have you heard the saying, “dress for the job you want, not the one you have?” The same thing goes for moods.
If you reach for your boring comfort clothes after a rough morning, it’s almost like you’re waving the white flag for the rest of the day. Don’t give in. The way you feel in your clothing can affect your actions, so think ahead and make a conscious choice about how you want to feel later.
How to Turn Your Mood Around When You Wake Up on the Wrong Side of the Bed [Asian Efficiency]