I have a secret: I loathe shopping for clothes.
I avoid it at all costs, putting things off for as long as I can, wearing my clothes to shreds, completely refusing going to the store to look through, choose, and then decide clothes.
Just a thought of long racks and endless colors, textures and styles makes me dizzy with anxiety and overwhelm!
But like so many things in life, even the most disliked tasks can't be avoided forever.
Last week I excavated my closet top to bottom in sincere attempts to find something to wear to the upcoming party and avoid having to go shopping, but with years of prior detest for buying new clothes it's only natural that the choices were few and meager.
And so, off to the store I went only to face myself and my wall - the same wall I have faced so many times before:
Solution 1. We're not going to the party!
Benefits: instant relief, avoidance of a difficult task, peace of mind.
Cost: we'll become antisocial in no time.
Solution 2. Find a shopping buddy.
Benefits: support, guidance, encouragement, sense of not being in this alone. Cost: the price of whatever I'll decide to wear.
Dear friend of mine agreed to guide my sweaty palms through the art of shopping for a new outfit and here are some major wins:
I never thought this would be possible, but I learned the lesson I teach my clients all the time:
Having a supportive guidance through a difficult task is EVERYTHING.
Maybe not everyone can relate to loathing shopping, but there is a task that many detest doing - decluttering and organizing.
Regardless of how much we need to, think we should, or really have to do it, we just can't bring ourselves to begin.
I get it. I really do.
Here's a way to approach the process that yields REAL results:
Remember, even the most overwhelming tasks are not so bad when done with a buddy!
In peace and clarity,