LOOK GOOD FEEL GOOD
IT’S TIME to re-think how you feel about yourself. Don’t assume because ‘you’re a woman of a certain age’ you have to conform to the norm. If you want to grow your hair long, wear shocking pink and get a tattoo, do it! Go through your wardrobe, and apart from discarding anything you haven’t worn for a year, or anything that makes you look like everyones’ favourite maiden aunt, ask yourself if you love it? If not, it’s off to the charity shop! My yard stick is the Absolutely Fabulous actress Joanna Lumley, who’s the same age as I am. If I think it would look good on her, it’s good for me!
Also follow the incredible Marie Kondo who is a Japanese organising consultant and author. She has written four books on organising, which have collectively sold millions of copies. “If you haven’t communed with your socks lately, thanked your shoes for their hard work or bowed (at least mentally) to your home in appreciation, maybe it’s time to consider doing so.“It is very natural for me to say thank you to the goods that support us,” says Marie Kondo, whose method of lovingly connecting with belongings that “spark joy” and bidding a fond but firm farewell to the rest is popular in Japan and is now catching on elsewhere. Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organising, is an international bestseller.
So take a look at your home and declutter, re-decorate, move furniture, paint walls, renovate,downsize.Now is also the time to take up new hobbies, learn a language, do a Cordon Bleu cookery course, take up sky diving! The sky’s the limit! It’s all about you, what you want and haven’t been able to do before.
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