Happy Friday! So glad today is here, though this week did go by rather quickly.
First things first – last night I chopped off my hair! Well not me personally, but you get my drift. I have had the same haircut since I was about 10, and then during college when I lost some weight I decided to live on the edge and get some side swept bangs. But in college, I used to straighten it a lot and then as I got older (read lazier with some things) I started wearing it curly almost exclusively. I still straighten it from time to time, but I’ve been looking for a great cut that I can just let air dry with a little gel. Last night I went to a new salon on the recommendation of my friend Emily, Parlour in DC and told Abbey I wanted to go shorter and just have a better shape, and here’s what she did!
That was after I got home last night, and this morning I woke up and it has a bit more body and I am really digging it… what do you guys think??
Moving along… if you asked me to tell you some of my strengths, patience would not be one of the things you would hear. I tend to be very impatient and always in a rush – I think its the east coast in me. It’s something that I’m trying to work on, and I was reading a Women’s Health article recently that said that getting yourself worked up over things that are out of your control actually does harm to your body. For example, if you’re in traffic, or in a long line at the post office, getting angry and frustrated and tapping your foot to express your feelings will not make the line move any faster, and it will also do damage from the stress hormones your body will flow through your system.
They had a simple suggestion – when you feel yourself getting worked up, tell yourself to stop. Now I know for some of you who aren’t type A, this might be kind of a “duh” statement. But for me, I never really thought to just tell myself to stop. I do get really mad if I’m waiting in line at the bank and just have to deposit a check and then when the person in front of me goes up to the one teller that’s open, they dump out a whole bag of change and loose dollar bills. Or, if I’m sitting in traffic and the person in the car in front of me clearly has time to go through the light but decides to stop instead, so I have to stop. These types of things get me worked up pretty easily, and normally I just let my head rant and rave and the stress hormones flow through my body.
But ever since I’ve read that article, when my head starts going crazy with those things, I just say “Stop.” And then I feel calm and think about other things rather than stressing about something I can’t do anything about. Moral of the story, if you are the type of person who gets worked up easily by things like that, just telling yourself to stop will make a huge difference and can allow to you actually be productive with that time rather than wasting it being mad. (My go-to replacement though is what to make for dinner – go figure).
Two questions for today:
1.) Have you always had the same haircut, or do you change it up frequently? How about color? I mentioned above that I’ve always had the same, so am excited for a change. And in terms of color, I had a rather traumatic platinum highlighting experience in high school, and have since never died my hair.
2.) What is one of your biggest strengths and weaknesses in terms of personality? Impatience is definitely one of my biggest weaknesses, and quick wit is one of my favorite strengths.