Sarah and I did an episode last year on “superficial things” — hair, make-up, clothes, etc. It remains one of our most popular episodes. So this week we decided to revisit the topic!
Some of this stemmed from our weight-related posts about a month ago. I posted about wanting to lose weight, which I have done. Thanks to some serious strength-training, Sarah is feeling great on the body-image front (yay!).
We transitioned from that discussion to talking about clothes. Both of us are kind of taking a break from trunks, bento boxes, etc. Though we did need to buy new swimsuits. I wound up going with two identical (except for color) Kenneth Cole one-pieces. I have yet to buy that rash guard, and listening to this episode again reminded me to go do it!
We spend a while discussing Botox, and the benefits thereof. It’s been a while since I’ve done this, but I was impressed with the outcome when I tried it in September and January. Definitely more effective than wrinkle creams!
In the Q&A section, we answer a listener’s question about planning fatigue. We’ve discussed this in the past, and at one point Sarah claimed she never suffered from it. Then…it hit. There are several things you can do. One obvious one: just don’t plan things. If a few weekends just go as they go, so what? You can also delegate certain tasks to others — spouses, children — though then you need to recognize that it might not be what you’d plan. Which leads to another option: reframing. The upside of planning is that you can lean toward things you want to do. Sometimes that little mental reminder of the planner’s power can help a lot.
Please give the episode a listen!