Human beings make thousands of decisions every day, anything from the inconsequential to the life-changing. You know you’re overwhelmed by decision making when you get to the point where you feel like your brain is floating, you’re having trouble concentrating, you can’t make simple choices, and you feel like you’re going to snap at the next person who asks if you want to get sushi or subs for lunch.
Boost your mental clarity by wearing a uniform of your own design. We’re serious! How much time do you spend on any given morning choosing the day’s outfit? Five minutes? Half an hour? Eking out even just a few more minutes every day leaves you with more time to focus on important self-care items like eating breakfast, meditating, or leaving for work or school earlier. Particularly if choosing outfits stresses you out, this blog post’s for you!
There is a history of intelligent people who wear repeat outfits with noticeable regularity. Apple’s Steve Jobs and music mogul Simon Cowell quickly come to mind, but so should Queen Elizabeth II, Hilary Clinton, and Albert Einstein. Take a walk through the financial district or a post-secondary school campus during rush hour and see masses of professionals wearing some variation of a suit. A blazer over a white button-up shirt is a professional look for men and women, whether with slacks, skirt, or jeans. Easy!
Dressing for success – in however fashion you choose – can also boost your focus by setting the tone for the task at hand. It’s Monday so you’re wearing your blue button-up and black pants, just like you do every day of your work week, which may help you step back into the grind after the weekend off. However, many people who have taken up the uniform challenge talk about how much stress is lifted from their regular routine.
Buy pieces that complement each other so that every top goes with every bottom. Get a bunch of grey shirts, or buy the same style shirt in every colour. Those jeans that fit so well? Splurge once to buy 5 pairs and you’re set for at least a year. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to invest in high-quality fashion pieces now you have the perfect excuse! Well-made clothing lasts for decades, just be sure the pieces are timeless, classic styles in neutral colours. Customize with jewelry, but ensure all your shoes go with every outfit. If you feel smothered by a single look, branch out with uniforms for business, casual, and formal.
Clean out your closet by donating any items you haven’t worn in the last 12 months. The exception may be formalwear, but limit yourself to 2 or 3 pieces if you don’t often attend weddings or galas. Don’t even try stuff on to see if it still fits, if you don’t wear it you don’t love it, and out it goes! By minimizing your wardrobe not only do you save time in the morning, you’re more likely to avoid unnecessary browsing and shopping, and you’ll never run out of room in the closet or drawers. Think of how easy packing will be from now on!
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