It’s a new year, I’m another year older. Wiser? Maybe, but definitely busier and well, let’s just say that I’m not looking or feeling as young as I once did. I find that I’m not always as confident about a lot of things as I once was. I think most people, especially ladies, hit this point where we don’t think we’re old, but we realize we just can’t run with the youngsters anymore either so where does that put us? Dare I say middle-aged? I’ll be the first to admit I’ve been feeling it lately. I’m frumpy and tired more often than not so what better time to say no more frumpy mom than the new year? Here’s what I’ve decided to do:
Makeup – I’m going to wear it. Like I’m going to actually take the time to do it well most days of the week. When I let myself look ragged and exhausted, I feel that way. When I take the time to take care of myself, I feel better about me and makeup is one of my favorite things. It’s so fun so I’m going to force myself to take the time to enjoy it more.
Hair – Same principal as makeup. I’m going to stop the messy bun or quick ponytail every day. It’s lazy and it makes me look and feel lazy. I’m going to take the time to actually style my hair more often. When my hair looks good, and my makeup is on fleek…we’ll I’m definitley more confident.
Wear real clothes – that means I have to pull out something beside the yoga pants and leggings. While I do love them, the do nothing but scream frumpy tired mom. At bedtime that’s fine, but getting dressed can no longer mean pulling a clean pair of yoga pants out of the drawer. Real pants it is in 2016!
Mani / Pedi – Vain? Maybe, but pedicures feel great and a fresh set of nails or polish just makes me feel prettier. It motivates me to keep up with hair and the makeup and the less frumpy version of myself. There’s nothing wrong with a little pampering once in a while and it also makes for a great mom – daughter date at the mall.
Healthier Choices – I need to lose a few pounds. The extra weight does nothing in making me feel better about myself so it’s time to let it go. Less cookies and more carrots is the first step so while I’m not committing to some life altering diet that’s destined for failure, I am going to make an effort to make better choices where eating is concerned. Less soda, more water, fewer chips, more fruits and maybe a little exercise. Little changes can make a big difference.
Inspirational Quotes – Cheesy maybe, but when I start my day with a positive thought, it really can make a difference in the way I perceive everything from that point on. Here’s the one I framed and hung above my computer desk – kind of my mantra for my blog this year. I feel more motivated just looking at it!
What’s your #beautystory? #mom2summit A photo posted by Alison Freisz-Steward (@jewell5022) on
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What are your 2016 goals? Is there anything you could do to help you be a little more confident or do you already exude awesomeness? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) saysJanuary 7, 2016 at 8:28 am
Thankfully I don’t have LBL issues, but there is a group of ladies in my zumba class that groan anytime a song with jumps come on 🙂
tara pittman saysJanuary 7, 2016 at 8:41 am
I need to work on the pants thing. I tend to stay in my jammies all day and not leave the house.
Mardene Carr saysJanuary 7, 2016 at 9:43 am
Confidence is really everything…
Nicole saysJanuary 7, 2016 at 11:06 am
These are great tips! I need to work on getting my hair out of a ponytail more often for sure.
Eve Redmond saysJanuary 7, 2016 at 11:32 am
Love these tips, thanks for posting
Lori Bosworth saysJanuary 7, 2016 at 2:03 pm
Those are great aspirations for 2016. I also want to take more time to look better, even when I’m working from home!
Victoria saysJanuary 7, 2016 at 2:12 pm
Great list! Definitely manicure and pedicures are my favorite! No necessary but oh so wonderful when you get one 🙂
Ana De- Jesus saysJanuary 7, 2016 at 3:17 pm
It is true makeup really does help you feel a bit better xx
Elizabeth O. saysJanuary 7, 2016 at 5:39 pm
Just basically, treat yourself better and everything else will follow. Love the tips for the hair and everything else! Thanks so much!
laci saysJanuary 7, 2016 at 6:23 pm
awesome perfect tips !!!!
Lexie Lane saysJanuary 7, 2016 at 7:42 pm
We’re the same problem, I’ve always heard a lot of good things about poise, I should try it out.
Emily Rose saysJanuary 7, 2016 at 7:49 pm
Love this post! Haha makes me smile. I have a lot to work on and after seeing all these goals, I wonder if I too should write a goals post. Thanks for the inspiration!
Heather saysJanuary 7, 2016 at 8:09 pm
YOu know I went through like a six year period where I didn’t care much about my looks I had two small children and I’m a stay at home mom, so I fell into the yoga pants ponytail saga daily and make-up? Who has time for that and who really cared if I wore make-up, seemed like a waste of time. Then I started really seeing myself and while I’m not a person that devotes much time to her appearance, I decided it felt great to blow dry my hair again (never had time with babies and I always had frumpy I went to bed with wet hair look) I also decided to wear make-up at least to specific places…that has totally helped in the way I view myself.
Alison saysJanuary 8, 2016 at 8:18 am
Yes exactly!! I got into the frame of mind “who cares about everyone else, I’m comfortable and blah, blah, blah”, well it’s not everyone else, I wasn’t feeling great about myself and prettying myself up a bit, well it makes me feel better so it’s not so much for everyone else, it truly is for my own wellbeing!
Nicole Escat saysJanuary 7, 2016 at 10:02 pm
Such a wonderful tips, I’m going to follow this tips so I could stay confident.
Terri Beavers saysJanuary 7, 2016 at 11:56 pm
What great tips for staying confident. I need to start wearing makeup more often. I don’t like the way foundation feels so I guess I need to start by finding a light foundation. Poise has helped many other stay active and on top of their game.
Rebecca Swenor saysJanuary 8, 2016 at 3:13 am
This is a great post and great goals for this new year. I do believe as woman we all feel this way sometimes. When I need the boost of confidence I usually change my hair color. I don’t wear make-up every day but I usually put it on at least 3 to 4 times a week so I feel better about myself.
Claudette saysJanuary 8, 2016 at 6:07 am
Good for you – setting these targets for yourself! I wish you all the best throughout 2016!
Delaine saysJanuary 8, 2016 at 6:44 am
These are great goals, I am done with the makeup, clothes and healthier choices already.
michelle saysJanuary 8, 2016 at 12:44 pm
i am going to put more effort into my hair and make up this year because when my hair and makeup looks good i feel confident
Chanelle saysJanuary 8, 2016 at 12:55 pm
Great things to do. I love having a bit of mascara and blush. It just does something. 🙂
Angie Scheie saysJanuary 8, 2016 at 2:12 pm
A lot of those goals sound like mine lol. I’m going to actually try to spend time doing my makeup at home, and not just at traffic lights lol.
OurFamilyWorld saysJanuary 8, 2016 at 7:01 pm
This is a great list. I had to laugh when I saw your number 1. I am always wearing pajamas at home. 🙂