Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

This Isn’t a Dress Rehearsal

Every New Year I look for interesting ways to enhance my life. Some people might call it making a New Year’s resolution but I think of what I do as life enhancement. If it brings me joy I do it,  if it doesn’t bring me joy, I don’t do it.

For many years I have kept a gratitude journal, which I write in every night. I also read Sarah Ban Breathnach’s book Simple Abundance. I’ve been reading this daily for a couple of years.

The journal entry for January 4th is entitled “This Isn’t a Dress Rehearsal”. She talks about how we hold back on living waiting for something special. For example, saving pretty china for company or not dressing up (or even getting dressed) when we’re alone. I think many of us live like life is a dress rehearsal and we keep putting off things waiting for the perfect time.

As the New Year begins I think it’s important to set an intention to live life to the fullest. However, when it comes to how you feel, your clothes, what you wear and how much you like to get dressed has an impact. So why not… dress in a way that makes you feel good?


Organize your closet. It’s much easier to dress well when you know what clothes you have and you can easily find them. Choose styles and colours that bring out your best features. Decide to and always look your best whether you’re in company or alone. Get clear on the styles you like to wear – only wear styles you love. If you take care of how you look and dress well you will feel better which will enhance the quality of your life. It doesn’t matter if no one sees you. You see you!

Today, make a decision to create more joy in your life. If you wait for special occasions to treat yourself well, life will pass you by. Life is now. Don’t settle for things you don’t want or things that don’t set your soul on fire. If this is a new concept to you and you have no idea where to begin. Here’s a hint: pay attention to everything that brings a smile to your face this week – get a journal and write them down. After a week you’ll know some things that bring you joy. Repeat.

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