So here we are, week three! This past week I challenged myself to write down the opposite of every negative thought I had about myself. Which was a lot. Man, I am HARD on myself. I do feel this challenge actually made a difference. By the end of the week I was stopping myself mid thought and changing it to the positive so I would't have to write anything down. Which I may have done out of laziness, but it actually did have a positive effect. I am going to continue this one because I think forcing myself to think the positive thought will eventually lead to just thinking more positively about myself overall.
Confession time....Hello, My name is Cori and I have a problem. At least 75% of the time I have a full on toddler-style temper tantrum when picking an outfit for an evening out. Sometimes the tantrum involves crying or sometimes I throw a shirt across the room in a fit of rage. Mind you, this all occurs while trying on at least 5-10 outfits. I've also been known to lash out at my very understanding, caring boyfriend. After I have these ridiculous tantrums I am horribly embarrassed and ashamed of my behavior.
I think a lot of this problem stems from not cleaning out my closet often enough. I have clothes hanging in there that are to small and some that are to big. So what happens is, I'll have an idea of what I want to wear...I create these super rad outfits in my head. Then, when I am ready to get dressed and the shirt doesn't fit right or the pants look weird, I lose my mind.
**Side note: I just realized that I am sharing this with anyone and everyone who is willing to read my blog. So, please don't judge me. A lot of the time, maybe even most of the time I'm super sweet and fun to be around!**
So for this week's challenge, I put an end to the tantrums! (Or at least cut it down to only 10% of the time) I binge watched all of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo so I feel I am armed with her incredible wisdom. Now I can tackle getting rid of the clothing that doesn't "spark joy" as she says.
I am going to need a lot of new clothing. I want my closet to only contain things that I really love and feel confident in. While I won't be able to replace my wardrobe entirely in a week, it will be a work in progress.
Wish me luck everyone... hopefully boyfriend doesn't come home from work tomorrow and find me buried under a pile of ill fitting clothing crying. But if he does, I think he'll love me through it.
If you have any ideas for a challenge I can do in the coming weeks I'd love to hear it, just leave it in the comments on here! Thanks everyone!