“The What, Why and How of getting dressed.”
Getting Dressed, With Mindfulness
Here is a practice to “try on” as you dress for your day.
Often enough, choosing clothes is automatic. We move through this task by being influenced by the weather, what work conditions we are entering, what doesn’t need to be ironed, or the color and comfort of our clothes. All these influences are often at work, but not consciously known.
With this practice, you can expand awareness of the “what” to wear to include the conditions influencing “why” you are making these choices as well as “how” it feels.
It can all be brought into your awareness.:
- How are you caring for yourself as you make these choices?
- Are you choosing clothing that is appropriate for the task?
- Are you caring for your comfort and warmth?
- Is there appreciation for the bodily movement needed to put on each item of clothing?
Choosing to be present while making these choices and actually dressing can teach us a lot about the way we balance preferences and address self-care.
Try engaging with this practice each day this week.
Source- Florence Meleo-Meyer