This is my selection of hats: From Left to Right –
1) The cowboy hat I wear once/year for Stampede week.
2) A knitted winter hat – I’ve never worn
3) A 2010 Canada Olympic hat that was given to me as a gift by one of my music students. I wear it when I jog and when I golf.
4) A Tam. A gift I gave my daughter. She removed the pom pom from the top and never wore it.
5) A woven sun hat. I wear this when I garden.
I’m not a hat person. I don’t wear them as an accessory. I wear them when necessary. There were only 2 actual choices for me today because I had to go out in public. I needed to not look like a dork, or like I was going to the rodeo, for a jog or out to the garden.
I chose the tam and built an office appropriate outfit around it. Once I fixed my hair and figured out how to secure the tam onto my head, I felt pretty good. It made me feel ‘jaunty,’ which translated into me being a bit more light hearted and fun in my work. It must have showed in my face and manners because everyone I greeted smiled at me and every person that knew me commented that they liked the hat. Cool.
Thinking that I looked good, made me feel good, which obviously translated into me acting good er…? Now if I had thought I looked dorky..who knows how my day may have gone?
Did I attract positive feedback because I was in a positive state? The positive feedback certainly re-enforced my already positive feelings about my appearance. This proves, for me anyway, that perception is a pretty big deal. And, I should probably start shopping for hats!
Day 14: Eat ONLY really good chocolate/favourite chocolate. Buy it for yourself if you don’t receive or have any you really love.