Recently my sister challenged me to go through my clothes and let go of the crap in my wardrobe that didn’t fit my style. She was on her way to work, sitting in her car, with a uncomfortable feeling. She did Not feel good in what she was wearing, but she had already left the house, so at that point it was too late. She thought to herself… “I know I don’t like this sweater, so why did I put it on? More importantly, why is it in my closet?”
If you’re like many people, you have a closet full of clothing you don’t love. But you find yourself wearing that shirt that fits your boobs weird, or the pants that fall down or make your butt look big. Causing you to feel self-conscious and uncomfortable every time you wear them. Why do we do this to ourselves?
Hence, the challenge. “Let’s all go through our clothes and get rid of the things that don’t make us feel good” Boom… Challenge accepted.
That night I went through my clothing and filled a small bag. It felt good. Thanks sis.
However, the following week, when this challenge was no longer on my mind. I had an epiphany.
My husband brought me home a sweet valentines gift… new lounge gear. Some super cozy Under Armor pants and a sweet jacket. Thanks Sunshine. When I went to bed that night, without thinking, I put on my pajama pants that were already on the bed. He looked at me, smiled, and said oh nice your going to wear those… again. He hates these pj’s. Walmart 8 dollar special, fuzzy pjs. I already had intentions to let them go, it just hadn’t happened yet. So I made a note to myself to get rid of them, the next day.
I slept in as long as I could that following morning. As I had been for a few months now. As I was getting ready I listened to a youtuber talking about the Law of Attraction. “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” Great advice, I’ve heard it a million times. I went about my morning, gathering up my things. Remembering, to grab the pj’s to give away.
I was folding them neatly to put in a bag. As I was doing this I really saw what they were, for the first time. The words “sleep in” and “snooze” jumped out at me. In that moment, I had a “should’ve had a V8 moment” (ya know the commercials where they get smacked in the head with a V8 cause their dumb food choices were destroying them.)
Anyways, I was seeing what I was doing to myself. It was suddenly crystal clear. Ya see, I am typically a morning person. I don’t like to sleep in. Yet, I was becoming my clothing. Those words were attracting and creating a whole knew persona in myself. At this point I was eager to let this pants go.
Do you feel good in what you wear? Do you clothes and the vibe they send out fit with your desires in life? Pay attention and you may find you need to refresh your closet and style.