The second component of happiness I’m going to consider is attractiveness. I know there is little I can do about my features (without taking drastic action) but I know I can do more with what I’ve got. It may just be women, but when you have the perfect outfit for an occasion you know you look good so it adds to your happiness. The biggest experience I’ve had of this was my wedding day, I would have been happy however I looked, but having the whole outfit certainly helped. Unfortunately I don’t look as good as I did on my wedding day every day, but it highlight the reasons why not:
- I was wearing a designer dress
- I spent months finding the dress
- some else put my hair up
- some else did my makeup
Unfortunately I am not that organised most days; I wear whatever clothes I find first in the morning, all my clothes are looking tired because I dislike clothes shopping, I tend to put my hair up in a pony tail or leave it down with no styling and I rarely wear makeup.
OK, the problem is fairly clear now, I need to make more effort. Its something I’ve been mulling over for a while, but I have a new role at work which means I’m going to be out and about meeting people and giving presentations a lot more and I think it is a really good reason to make the effort now.
My key problem is I dislike shopping so I put it off as long as I can and then when I do go I try and get it over with as soon as possible. Therefore I need to plan my shopping trips and identify ways in which I will find it more enjoyable, any suggestions would be very welcome.
Over the next month I am going to try the following:
- start wearing makeup for work
- do different things with my hair each day
- co-ordinate the clothes in my wardrobe
- select my outfit the evening before
- finish some of my dressmaking project