Happy New Year! It’s January and all around us people are making (and breaking) New Year’s resolutions. Every year it’s the same thing. Folks want to lose weight, quit smoking, get out of debt, get organized, find love, advance career, etc., etc., in the hopes of creating a happier, healthier, wealthier life. Rarely do people mention improving their personal style as a personal goal.
Only 8% of people are able to make changes that last more than a couple of weeks into the new year. We humans have been conditioned to expect and demand instant gratification. We look for short cuts and magic pills. When don’t see positive results quickly, we become discouraged, bored, or disheartened. We tell ourselves that it’s too hard, or worse, we convince ourselves that we didn’t really want that job/relationship/health/life anyway. Contradictorily to other resolutions which require a whole lot of willpower, perseverance and time, resolving to improve your personal style has positive results that are both immediate and noticeable.
I’m a huge believer in living with intention and goal setting and I applaud others who do so as well. But, it’s nearly impossible to reach your goals when you come from a place of low self-confidence, desperation, a need to punish yourself or self-deprivation. Feeling good about yourself NOW is an important first step to achieving those goals.
5 Reasons to Make Personal Style a Personal Goal:
- It’s not the only way to boost self-confidence, but it is a sure way.
- The clothes you wear change what people hear you say. First impressions matter.
- Dressing well affects your self-perception, mood and attitude. Body acceptance and body love. No diet required!
- Studies show dressing well can improve cognitive function. Look smart and you’ll act smart.
- Experience instant gratification and numerous benefits that affect all areas of your life.
Making your personal style a personal goal is not a frivolous pursuit. It could make the difference between seeing every resolution as a big delicious challenge instead of an overwhelming obstacle to overcome. Whether it’s an exciting new job, loving relationship, improved health, financial security, or some other juicy desire, personal style can help get you there.
Finding or refining your style can seem like a daunting task at first, but The Joy of Style is here to help. Through our honest, direct and kind approach we will build you a functional wardrobe you love. Feeling good about your appearance will leave you armed with the confidence and self-esteem you need to tackle the actual important goals in life. Contact The Joy of Style today to book your appointment.