Wearing makeup & my new productivity level!
By: Sierra Martinez-Guest Contributor I'll never forget the first time I started really wearing makeup again. I walked out of my room and into the living room and my oldest son said,"Wow mom, you did a really great job getting ready today. I'm proud of you." He's three. Which means he is at that innocent, brutally honest stage that makes you notice everything about the world you sometimes take for granted. And also sometimes makes you scared to leave the house for fear of what he may say to a stranger (i.e. "She's like great grandma, mom." Or "Oh look! She has a baby in her tummy too!!" :/ ). Don't get me wrong, he's a really sweet boy and tells me often how pretty I am (without makeup on) or how much he loves me. But that comment, that "wow, I'm proud of you" really hit me hard. I hadn't even done much, but he noticed. Which got me to thinking, "Why wasn't I doing this more often?" I will be the first to admit, I had kind of let myself get into a rut after our move. Meeting new friends was harder than I thought. My husband was working extra long hours seemingly every single day. Between two young children, an unexpected pregnancy, work and online classes, I was feeling tired and run down. So I just kind of started doing the bare minimum since what's the point in really getting ready when you're usually just hanging at home or running errands around town, right? WRONG!!! Getting ready for the day is so important. As a mom it can seem like "what's the point," especially if you have really little kids, because frankly who has time, am I right? But, at least for me, giving myself that extra 5-10 minutes every day has done wonders. It wakes me up. Gives me more confidence. And frankly, I have noticed I'm much more productive when I'm feeling put together. Projects get done earlier and faster. Our mornings are smoother and more fun. And I just enjoy looking my best, not only for my kids and the far too rare occasion I see my husband when the sun is shining (no, he's not a vampire); but for me too. So ladies, no matter what stage of life you're going through right now - motherhood, college, retirement, etc. - make sure you're not just going through the motions. Even in the midst of taking care of other people, you need to take the time to take care of yourself too. Contact me today to learn more about my products. Sierra Martinez