Is Perfection Attainable?
In a society largely influenced by media, our perception of “reality” has been skewed. Our television shows, magazines, and movies all lead us to believe that these women in the media spotlight don’t leave their homes without looking perfect, polished, and put together. Of course it’s normal to spend thirty to forty five minutes doing your hair just to shuffle into Starbucks and run to the grocery store. #NoWay It often isn’t shown that these women are primarily just like we are. Messy hair don’t care.
So why are we trained to feel bad about not looking put together all of the time? I know that I don’t wear heels every single day, all day, to run errands. I know that I, as much as I would like to, don’t perfectly curl my hair each morning to go to class. Let’s get real. I am all for striving to look and feel your best, but some days I honestly just don’t have it in me. I am totally fine with admitting that at this very moment I am in yoga pants, a hoodie, and a top bun at Starbucks. Yoga pants unite. Women can be just as productive, successful, and driven in sweat pants as they are in a pencil skirt and blouse.
Look Good, Feel Good
However, all of this being said, I firmly believe in the look good, feel good mentality. I know I feel better when my hair is all done and I’m sporting a fresh manicure and outfit. My only point is, is that women shouldn’t compare themselves to individuals that appear to be always put together. Because chances are, they too have an extensive collection of hoodies and sorority function tees from their college days that they run errands in.
How do you feel about this? What do you normally wear on a day to day basis?