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This is an exercise I sometimes assign to my patients: make two lists, one of the things you are moving away from, and the other of things you are moving towards. It helps us see where we are making progress in our lives, how far we have come already, and where we want our goals to take us.
I thought it would be helpful to apply this exercise to wardrobe and style. I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions! but this is more of a “taking stock” activity, right? : > And January is a convenient time for such things. So here are some of my moving ideas:
I am moving away from:
- being “too cheap” with myself
- buying disposable, fast-clothing pieces that support unfair labor practices
- falling back on black and gray for my comfort zone
- feeling bad about my aging face and neck
- envy of others’ wardrobes/talents/blogs
I am moving toward:
- budgeting for a few higher-quality pieces to elevate my wardrobe
- being more discerning when I thrift-shop (just because it’s $4, doesn’t mean I have to have it)
- growing more comfortable with my best colors, like green and purple, as staples in my closet
- accepting the changes in my face and body, while staying healthy and fit
- appreciation of my own closet and my own gifts
I am sure there are more, and I’ll probably add to this list as the year goes on. I would love to hear from you — what are you moving away from/towards? Or are you at a sweet spot right now?