There are high maintenance girls and low maintenance girls and then there is me. No maintenance girl.
When I started thinking about how exactly I was going to execute this contentment plan that I promptly forgot about right after I wrote that post I started thinking about things I could do to help me feel better about myself. Eating right, exercising, blah, blah, blah. I already know those things are going to be part of the equation. But one thing that I need to add to the list is to become more of a girly girl.
I shower, I brush my teeth, I comb my hair, I put on deodorant. I do all the things necessary for society. But I have never been overly concerned about fashion or appearance. I don't worry about my nails or moisturize like I should. I dress comfortably for work and wear boring shoes. I put on make-up for school, but only the bare minimum. I'm not sure I really know how to put make-up on in the first place anyway. I would rather spend money on electronics or eating out or going places than on make-up and clothes.
I think that to feel better about myself I am going to have to include taking better care of myself both inside and outside. I'm a big believer that what is beneath the surface is more important, but maybe I should take a few minutes each day to make sure the surface is presentable. I went to take pictures today and I took an extra five minutes to finish my make-up and I felt better about my appearance while I was walking around. Not that I looked that much different, but at least I knew I was putting forward a more polished look.
The only problem is going to be getting myself to do this consistently. We will see how enthusiastic I am about all this tomorrow morning when I am getting ready for work.