Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Carlia's Sure-Fire Cure for the Blues

you're probably expecting a sad, tear-filled post about "why is this happening to me?" or "woe is me!" or "what's wrong with me?"...but that's not what you're going to get. i cried yesterday. i got a little choked up this morning. i even thought about it all day long, but guess what. i'm okay. i've accepted the news and i'm moving on. i'm looking forward to trying again, horrormones (like that? i thought it was rather appropriate.) and all. how did i do it? well, i'll tell you...

5 simple steps, that's all it takes to send the blues away.

step 1: wash it away. a simple treatment for the blahs and the blues is a shower. you'll be surprised how much better you feel when you're squeaky clean. not that you were that dirty to begin with, but...you know what i mean.

step 2: dress to the nines. put on your favorite outfit. you know, the one that makes you look taller and thinner, the one you can't help but strut in. and don't forget the bling!

step 3: tame the mane. don't try to get off easy by throwing your hair into a ponytail. no ma'am, that's not good enough. you've got to really do it up right. curl it, straighten it, tease it up in a bouffant...it doesn't matter as long as you're happy with the way it looks.

step 4: paint your barn. that's what my mom calls putting on your make-up. (gotta love that southern charm!) don't just dab on some under-eye concealer and call it good. a touch of bronzer, a swipe of eyeshadow, a coat or two of mascara, and a nice shade of lipstick can go a long way.

step 5: flaunt it! go out in public, whether it be to the supermarket or work or wherever, and strut your stuff. you are one hot mama and you know it, so let everyone else know it, too. just try not to be smug or say "yeah, i know" when someone else tells you how good you look. ;)

it may seem vain or like a facade or even a bit ridiculous, but i guarantee it works. there's something to be said for caring about your appearance. when the outside looks good, it spreads to the inside. so, give it a try. before you know it, your outside will be reflecting your inside!

11 comments:

writerhughes said...

visiting from ICLW

Sarah said...

"Paint your barn" LOL!! Love this. And it has officially been placed in my everyday vocabulary now. I love a nice hot shower! Can cure just about anything :)

BrokenBirdsBees said...

This is so true! I feel much better after I shower and actually change out of my PJs.

marilyn said...

you are the essence of why I joined this community! Us IF women are strong women who fall down every so often, but we know how to get back up! you are such an inspiration to me!!!

bean dreams said...

Love it! In my rough patch, I have definitely been upping the style. Heels just make me feel better inside and out! We will fall down, but we will always get up looking fabulous! On my way to paint my barn! Sending hugs, hope, and hmm...cute shoes your way : )

Bridget said...

This is definitely true! Thinking of you and sending hugs your way.

Amanda said...

LOVE THIS. And it's so true. I always feel better when I know I look good. I'm so in awe of your strength and positive attitude. You're going to get through this xo

JustHeather said...

Those 5 tips definitely work wonders! I just got my hair done today and was lamenting to hubby afterward that I still feel "ugly" and maybe I should wear some make-up. lol
In anycase, I think I'll take a hot shower tonight and try dressing up more tomorrow.

Rebecca said...

This morning I took your advice and "painted my barn" and, you know what, it did make me feel better after AF showed up! Now, I'm planning a hair cut/style!

Kim said...

Perfect! Except I would have included chocolate in there somewhere. Maybe before the shower, I seem to always get it on myself- a dead giveaway that I'm trying to recover from something ;)

New Year Mum said...

Love your ideas and attitude... I might need to give a few of these steps a go too :)) xoxo

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