It's easy to get stuck in a rut. Our lives are busy and we can end up a shadow of ourselves.
Go back in time and think about your younger self. What did you find exciting, what colours were you drawn to, what did you love to wear? Now look at yourself today. Do you get excited? Are you still drawn to colour? What is in your wardrobe? Is this who you thought you would be?
As we enter adulthood we are prone to blending in. We live a mantra of not drawing attention to ourselves, sticking to a nondescript wardrobe of black and grey - becoming the group rather than an individual in the group.
So why is this? Is it fear? Or is it just that we are comfortable there in our black and grey world?
As humans we crave comfort, but as with sitting on the lounge all day every day it is not healthy for us to do it all the time. Our wardrobe choices are the same. It is great to have the comfort of black and grey in that wardrobe, but this should be for those days you need to take it easy, not every day.
Blending into the black and grey crowd can stifle your emotions and creativity. It can affect your mood and outlook. Life doesn't flourish in the comfort zone. Adding some of that life and colour to your wardrobe - even just in shoes and accessories - can make all the difference to how we look and feel, making our lives richer, our interactions better and our joy in our everyday life greater.
"Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it"
- Vincent van Gogh