Exactly one year ago I wrote about dressing for the ordinary days. I’ve learned (the hard way, as always) that when I actually make a little bit of effort with my appearance, I feel cheerier and get more done.
But in October, Codi left a comment on that old post that floored me.
She said, “PS: I also know that I feel better-rested and calm when I have matching pajama sets instead of t-shirts and random sweats!”
I’ve come to realize (the hard way) that restful nights of (enough) sleep are crucial to my well-being, my parenting, my productivity, my patience–the whole package. I know good sleep habits are crucial: I’ve devoted a good bit of attention to bedtime routines and rituals.
But I have never once thought about what I wear to bed.
When I started asking around, several of my girlfriends agreed with Codi: they swore their nighttime routine improved and they started sleeping better when they traded in the old college tees for cute pajamas.
Confession: I still sleep in old college tees.
But I’m resolving to do better. I finally bought some cute DKNY pajamas (similar to these), and I am actually going to wear them.
Dressing for the ordinary days worked really well for me in 2013. In 2014, I’m dressing for the ordinary nights.
Who’s on the cute pajamas bandwagon? I have two questions for you: 1. What kind of pajamas? and 2. Do you think you sleep better because of what you wear? I’m so curious to hear your answers!