Size doesn’t matter
Call me a conspiracy nut if you will, but I think the clothing and “dieting” industries have a pact.
My in-laws were in the country for a few weeks recently, and one thing they like to do while here is shop (because prices are much cheaper in America). So we hit up Kohl’s and the stores in the Silver Sands Outlet mall. Here’s what I noticed.
I’m a much smaller size at Kohl’s than I am at any of those “designer” stores in the outlet mall. Like, half the size.
It was while I was trying my darnedest to pop the button off of a pair of shorts at the mall that I caught myself thinking, “Damn; I seriously need to go on a diet! I was barely in the double-digit sizes last week. Now I’m well entrenched!”
Then I thought, “Wait. Why are clothing sizes so messed up? Is it so we women will get discouraged and start buying fitness products en masse?”
Then it occurred to me that clothing sizes vary widely because really, there’s no standard measure in the fashion industry. (So maybe I should hang up my conspiracy theorist hat…)
The number on the tag inside your jeans is just a number; arbitrary. Ignore it and find a pair of jeans that feel comfortable, look great, and make you feel like a rock star.
Social Media’s bringing me down
I didn’t have a whole lot of time to surf my Facebook and Twitter feeds while my in-laws were in town and I noticed something pretty nifty with my pseudo break from social media – I felt much happier!
I don’t know about you, but my Facebook feed especially can get filled with so much negativity.
Do people forget that there are human beings on the other side of the screen reading you calling them an idiot or other funtastic names?
Do a keyboard and an internet connection short-circuit some people’s sense of courtesy and common decency? It makes me wonder if these same people would say some of the stuff they put online to a person’s face.
I’ve made judicious use of the “hide” and even the “unfollow” and “unfriend” buttons lately. And I have to say, without so much negativity and disrespect smacking me in the face when I do log on to Facebook, my mood has stayed pretty buoyant.
Just because it rings …
… Doesn’t mean you have to answer it.
With cell phones, email, texting, and social media it seems we expect ourselves (and others) to be constantly available.
I’ve decided though, that when I need a break, some breathing room, or just some downtime with the family, that I’m unplugging.
Just because my phone rings, doesn’t mean I have to answer it.
So if you feel frazzled and need some time to reboot yourself, unplug! Don’t be afraid. People survived long before cell phones and email, call waiting and voicemail. It’s time to rediscover that kind of freedom. J
That’s all my rambling for now, my Friends. Thank you for reading!
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