Can you be happy without looking attractive? Fuck yeah! I do it all the time on a 96% basis I look like a steaming pile of trash. But I’m a confident steaming pile of trash, so I’m not complaining.
Bit that 4% of the time when I actually look halfway decent, I feel like I can take on the world. And I gave a theory as to why:
Scientists say - I don’t know which scientists, but scientists say - that there is such a thing as decision fatigue. As I understand it: each person only has the energy to make X amount of decisions in a given day. Once you pass that benchmark, you start to get real fed up with making decisions and it turns into a drastic feat.
“But Kennedy, choosing an outfit in the morning is making a decision. Wouldn't that make you feel even more tired?”
I’m getting to that, just let me get there!
I see the morning fashion choice as a warm-up. You’re exercising your brain to prepare for the day’s choices. You’re stretching before the marathon and waking up your brain to win the race.
This fashion choice is exactly like an exercise. Your body can only take so much activity in a day, just like your brain. It’s important to exercise your body to get your blood pumping, but too much exercise and you'll be sore for the next week. If you make too many difficult decisions in one day, you may be regretting your choices for a long time.
And just like before exercise, you need to warm-up. So riffle through your closet and pick an outfit that’s going to get you hype for the day. It may be a suit and tie or a sweatshirt and jeans. Whatever the outfit, a fashionable you really is a happier you.
Like me, you may not be into fashion. Your wardrobe may be straight out of a Stranger Things episode, and you may have no idea what a high-waisted anything looks like. But as long as you take some pride in your appearance, you’ll get your decision warm-up in for the day.
Check out this video to see how wearing a crop top greatly improved my self-confidence: