Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Guest Post - Power in Fashion

Power in Fashion
 By: Jackie Clark

 Sometimes life can get you down in the dumps. It can be easy to give into your negative feelings and depression. If you are diagnosed with a type of cancer like mesothelioma, for instance, this is especially true. Your prognosis might make you feel as if your life is over. You might not be motivated to dress up or even go out of your house to socialize with your friends and family. However, you should not feel that way because how you feel is as good as how you look. 

Fashion is a powerful tool that is all about boosting your self-esteem. We don’t employ fashion for everybody. We don’t make ourselves look good simply so we’ll look good to everyone else, but rather we do it because it is good for ourselves, for our souls. When you feel like you look good, you feel better, and when you feel better you are healthier. Fashion helps contribute to your overall mental, emotional and physical health. When you don’t feel good mentally and emotionally, then it takes a toll on your physical health. If you get depressed you might begin to lose your appetite and your willingness to do anything. You might stop exercising. These are just a few examples of how having low self-esteem can negatively impact your life.

 Fortunately, we have plenty of fashion tools available to us to make us feel better about ourselves. For example, nothing makes you feel better after a long, hard day of work than going to salon to get your hair or nails done. At the salon, you can socialize with others, feel pampered and relieve stress. When you’re treated like a queen, you feel like one. It’s amazing how something as simple as having your hair style or your nails manicured can help rejuvenate you from
the days experience and give you new energy to go out for a night on the town with a few friends.

 Many people even find shopping to be a great stress reliever. When you go shopping, you can forget about everything that’s bogging you down, and as you try on clothes, shoes and accessories and see how well they complement you, you’ll begin to feel better about yourself. One of the best things to do when you’re feeling down in the dumps is to treat yourself to a new pair of shoes, a new skirt, a new blouse or a new set of earrings. Plus, when you purchase new fashion items, you’ll be more excited about getting up in the morning because you won’t be able to wait to show off your latest style items. You’ll exhibit a better overall mood and feel more optimistic about the present and the future.

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  1. what for a wonderful post! it's so true, when i feel down i'll buy me something new.
    (sometimes shoes, but also good fresh fruits or something else)
    maren anita

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  2. Lol so true! A little retail therapy can cure everything!