It is so easy to fall into the trap of complacency as a stay-at-home mom. We make our own schedules. We don’t have a set dress code and our coworkers have no fashion sense.
Why bother even getting out of your PJs?
Because you are a grown up. Grown-ups get dressed. They do stuff. They have responsibilities.
If you can keep little people alive and happy every day surely you can spend a few moments to get dressed each morning?
You matter. What you are doing matters. Treat yourself and you mommyhood life with respect. Get dressed.
A few things I want to say first. This is not a judgement post of ANY KIND. These are just my opinions of WHY you should get dressed every day. Second, what counts as getting dressed is completely up to you. If you think leggings are pants, go for it. If you ideal outfit is workout gear, that’s fine too. This is not a post about what an outfit should consist of, just a post about WHY you need to put one on every day. Stay at home mom style preference doesn’t matter. What matters is just doing it and getting dressed!
Secondly this post does contain affiliate links . This means if you make a purchase using any links I provide that I may be compensated for referring you. This in no way changes the price for you but it does help keep this blog running.
Mommy’s Mental Health
PJs are for sleeping. What message are you sending to yourself if you wear clothing that was specifically made for sleeping all day long? Not a good one. How will you ever get anything done if you haven’t even prepared your mind to do anything other then lounge?
I’ve never heard anyone say that their pajamas make them feel good about themselves. Yes, they feel good and are comfortable but have you ever put on PJs and thought “wow, these make me FEEL great about myself!” Probably not.
Now I’m not saying you have to dress every day as if you were going to a job interview or out on the town. Just pick out something that makes you FEEL good. Wear your favorite color often. Or those jeans that make your butt look good. Not for anyone else. But for yourself.
Yes. Not getting dressed every day is just plain lazy. I’m literally only talking about clothes here. Not makeup, not doing your hair. Just throwing on an outfit. It takes less then one min to do this. If you can’t muster up one min of your time, I’m sorry, but that’s just lazy.
This blog is here to help you make your life simpler so you have more time to do the things you enjoy. Staying in your PJs is not simpler, it’s just lazy.
We care what others think
We can say ALL DAY LONG that we don’t care what other people think of us. That’s a lie. We all want to be accepted and liked. We may not go out of our way to make sure that this happens BUT deep down its just part of human nature.
Don’t set yourself up for failure in this department by refusing to show a little value in yourself. How will anyone else see the value in you if you can’t even muster it in yourself?
Don’t show up to the grocery store in PJs with two kids in tow and act like your life is so hectic that you cant get dressed. No one will see the value in you, they will just see you as a hot mess. And nobody wants to be viewed as a hot mess. Sure we are actually all a hot mess from time to time (or even all the time) but fake it til you make it mama!
Value yourself, value your time, value your appearance and your mindset will start to shift. You will start to feel like much less of a hot mess and more like a mom who has it together, at least most of the time. And all that starts with committing to CARE what you wear.
Kids Perception of Mom
Let me be clear about one thing here. Even though you do not collect a paycheck what you are doing is still a job, occupation, career… whatever you want to call it. There is so much value in what you are doing in your children’s lives.
Don’t let your children think that you don’t see the value in your everyday.
There is nothing that breaks my heart more than when my oldest asks where we are going because I am getting dressed. I don’t want her to think that the only reason mom makes an effort is when other people will see me. My girls are my most important people and I want them to know that I value what they think of me much more then what strangers may think.
No, I don’t think that our value is found in a brand new dress or a cute pair of wedges. The value is found in taking care of ourselves. Spending the few moments on ourselves and investing time into our appearance. Which really is just a way of investing in our self-esteem.
Just let your children see that you care about yourself as much as you care about them. Something as simple as seeing mom get dressed every day will go a long way in helping them create a positive self-image for themselves.
Jump Start on Productivity
Put getting dressed on your self-care or to-do list and that’s one super easy thing to check off each morning. Get the ball rolling on productivity with this simple task and it will give you the motivation to start checking off everything else.
Imagine what you will be able to accomplish each day if you start EVERY day with the right mindset? Anything is possible with the right attitude.
Still in your yoga pants? Get up and go change! Value yourself and your position in life. You are strong, beautiful and worthy of getting dressed today.
Now that you are dressed let’s start getting your days productivity planned out!