How are you at eight thirty in the morning?
I always say that the world is divided into two types of people – morning people and night people. There is, of course, the classic difference between winter and summer people, but for now let's focus on a few moments in the morning.
I'm not a morning person. This reaction may sound a bit surprising, since I chose to call my blog "EIGHT30", but this fact has a few incriminating signs – my alarm clock rings several times each morning, at ten minute intervals, and to me, that sleep between the rings is the sweetest. Usually, I plan what I will wear to work while I lay in bed and I'm pretty confident that this is a genius way to make the most of my time. I've actually developed pretty creative methods and ideas for dealing with this very complex event. One of them, by the way, is to get up two hours (!) before starting work and begin the morning calmly.
I noticed that my choice of outfit was heavily influenced by the way I woke up and the extent of how tired I was. So, I decided to experiment whether this would work in reverse. Would knowing that a new and beautiful piece of clothing that is waiting for me in my wardrobe, affect my effective and timely morning routine?
Actually, it worked…
Yeah, well, I might have not gotten up all bouncy and full of energy like Jane Fonda in her leotard to the sound of morning exercise music, but it certainly motivated me to get out of my comfortable and luxurious bed.
Since then, every time I buy clothes for work I look for an item that is elegant and beautiful, but also creative, unique, innovative and exciting (none the less!). For example, instead of buying a classic button-down shirt, I bought a dress whose design was inspired by that white familiar shirt. I adopted a dark blue jacket with a different color collar since that common black jacket made me yawn. Shoes with pom-poms, a unique zipper bag … I guess you get the idea – an item with a small upgrade to create more interest.
So good morning, it's eight thirty! I'm already dressed, after two cups of coffee, wide awake and today can officially begin.
Have a great day.