Blue Monday is often described as the third Monday of January, and many claim that it’s the “saddest day of the year” - where the pressure of holiday debt, failed new year’s resolutions and looming work deadlines combine with cold, damp, snowy or slushy weather and grey skies.
Whether you believe in the existence of Blue Monday or not, usually by now many people have already fallen off the motivation wagon in terms of fulfilling their resolutions or goals. the great thing is: you still have 49 weeks of the year left, and corsets can help jump start small, manageable changes to your lifestyle.
Without further ado, some of the most popular new year’s resolutions, and how a corset can help:
Work more efficiently.
Ergonomics is based around how your body position and posture can affect your health, well-being and productivity. If you’re sitting properly, you can avoid joint strain, prevent pain, and thereby work longer and focus better on your work. Wearing a corset helps keep your posture upright, and encourages your shoulders and hips to remain balanced. The corset may be a distraction at first, but when laced loosely it can encourage you to not cross your legs, to keep your spine aligned and facing your work directly instead of twisting from one side to the other. You might not think it’s doing much, but a 1% improvement each day can build up quite a lot over time!
Take better control of my health.
We’ve talked about the “Corset Diet” before, but as you already know, corsets aren’t just about losing weight. Wearing a corset can make you more mindful of what you are eating and how that food makes you feel. If you want a discrete core exercise at work, you can also practice pulling your abs away from the front wall of the corset for a few seconds, and relaxing again, building up your seconds and trying to pull your belly button further away from the corset each time. Nobody will even notice you’re doing it!
Take better pride in the way I look.
I’ve been hearing this resolution more often among students and mothers - when you have no strict business dress code to adhere to, it’s easy to become complacent about the way you dress.
I personally love Fly Lady's idea of “getting dressed to the shoes” every day - even on days where you don’t intend to leave the house, getting fully dressed is a good start to your day and get into “work mode” - if you have to run out unexpectedly, you’re always ready.
For some people, putting on a bra or their shoes is the finishing touch to getting ready for the day. For others, it’s corsets. A versatile corset that can be worn over or under your clothing - it’s a luxury item, a way for you to treat yourself every time you wear it.
My interest in corsets led to my interest in other fashion - wearing skirts, trying winged eyeliner, finding fun and simple up-dos. It’s influenced my style and helped me take pride in how I presented myself. Out of the fun of fashion, I developed a better appreciation and relationship with my own figure, and began to love myself more. Even though that was not one of my original resolutions, it was a fantastic thing to gain nonetheless - something that no Blue Monday could touch.
Have corsets help you achieve any of your new year's resolutions, in expected or unexpected ways? Leave a comment below and let us know!