I know it’s hard to believe, or even feel, but spring is just around the corner. I have been feeling like the only light source I get these days is fluorescent, but soon the we’ll see the sun again, birds will chirp, and we’ll break out the sundresses. (And start shaving our legs again, I suppose– we can have no good without the bad!)
The last half of winter is hard enough to get through, sunshine, so here are three things you can let go of this week to start living a simpler, happier life:
- All. Of. Your. Clothes: I have been reading a lot here, here, and here about the art of simplifying your wardrobe. It turns out that many women have pared down their clothing options into just a handful, and it makes their lives easier and happier. And it’s not just women; men like Mark Zuckerberg and Barack Obama have said that cutting down on wardrobe decisions has made them more effective leaders. I am planning on jumping into wardrobe simplification in a bigger way soon– stay tuned.
- Feeling Guilty About Staying In: According to people who know, staying in is the new going out. With trends like hygee on the rise, being cozy is the priority and being seen at the “it” club is–well, not. When you think about it, who wants to spend all the money on a cab, dinner, and drinks when you can rent a movie on Netflix and watch it in your sweats with a face mask? To quote Liz Lemon, we’re all saying “Yes to love, yes to life, yes to staying in more!”
- Saying Sorry: Women say “sorry” way too much. Just test yourself today at work and see how many times you use “sorry” as a filler, or even a way of greeting someone (“Sorry, I had a quick question” vs. “Hi, I had a quick question”). Saying sorry all of the time undermines us professionally, and it doesn’t make any sense. Only say “sorry” when you have something to be sorry for–or when you’re actually playing Sorry! (Great game.) Otherwise, it’s time to let that word go from our daily vocabulary.