Moi? A uniform???
In Week 43 of the Great Wake-Up, our challenge was to wear the same outfit every day for a week... Um, no.
When I saw this challenge I questioned Chris's sanity... Then I reflected on my own...
My initial instinct was "what a boy thing to suggest!" and to just not worry about an experiment this week. (By the way, I hope that statement doesn't offend any boys and I'm curious to see what my fellow bloggers thought...)
Cards on the table, I love clothes. I love the colours, the texture, the combinations, the endless possibilities to reinvent yourself... It wasn't the practicalities of, frankly, smell and spills, that worried me, but giving up my opportunity to express who I want to be each day. I work from home, and I will admit to sometimes wearing the same thing two days in a row IF I'm not going out, but I've also noticed how that can have a negative impact on my productivity, because I've not committed to the day. Getting dressed is somehow even more important when I'm doing it for myself.
It felt strange to me to have an experiment that felt like it was encouraging us to head for auto-pilot, instead of the opposite, and I'm wondering what the intention behind it may have been? I can say without doubt I'd much rather go the same way to work every day than wear the same outfit, so I guess the point is around choosing where you can simplify your life, and focussing your attention on the things that matter to you. Which is, I think, a very awake place to be.