Day 1 of Quarantine: Got dressed, did my hair, put on makeup.
Day 2: Got dressed, kinda did my hair and decided to forgo the makeup.
Day 3: Sweatpants came out, sloppy hair, no makeup.
Day 4: Another pair of sweatpants, no hair done, no makeup.
Day 5: I basically just gave up. Went from having daytime PJ’s to evening PJ’s.
A very quick and swift degradation of the “Jennifer” I know. It was almost too easy.
Found familiar? I know that I can’t be the only one.
What I did notice though about my degradation of my self-care was this: I just didn’t feel as good about myself as I did on Day 1. The more sloppy I dressed, the crappier I ate. The less I wanted to work out. I just kinda started to feel a little lazy for a lack of better words. Ick.
This week, oh this week….it is going to be different. I am going to get right back into my routine as if I am actually going to the office versus just the few steps that it takes to go to my home office. I am getting dressed (not in a suit though) doing my hair AND putting my makeup on. I know that it will make me feel better. “More put together Jennifer” makes me generally want to do other things the right way. I went and purchased a bunch of fresh and healthy food this weekend and it is game on.
It was way too easy just to become complacent with my situation and from this day forward, I have vowed to myself to continue to be the very best version of myself. In every way. No more slop. Get up. Show up. Get dressed. Tackle the day before me.
I am now ready for another crazy week in mortgage. I keep telling myself that I “lived” through 2008 and all of its craziness. I can get through this time too. Navigate markets. Love my clients. Provide expertise, comfort and sound advice.
I thank God for me being one of the industries that could transition solely to my home vs. office. I ask you, Lord, to bless all of those who are affected by the devastating results of what is going on in this world today. I pray for their strength and for them to know that your loving arms are wrapped around them to comfort their hurt, their anxiety and their uncertainty. Lord, You tell us over and over not to worry and to trust You…and I do. I trust You, Lord. I know that You are with me and with everyone else. Give us the strength to not only get through this…but to get through it together. United. Put it in our hearts to come together, as one community, afterwards…to grow together and to help each other recover. Please continue to watch over the sick, the hurting, the scared…and to put hope and resolve into their hearts knowing that You are with them. Amen.