How many times have you heard, “Hurry up! Aren’t you ready yet?” Throughout history, women have always taken longer than men to get ready. Men run around the shower three times, slap some deo. on and brush their teeth. DONE! Women, on the other hand, have much more to do.
It’s not a typo, and it’s also a conservative estimate! Ladies, if we spend one hour per day getting ready over 65 years, we will spend 23,075 hours getting ready to live! Unbelievable right? It’s true. Stick with me: here’s the math/logic. Assume we live to age 75. I did NOT factor in the first 10 years of our lives and I allowed for 10 days off per year. (Let’s face it, some days we don’t do shit to go anywhere.) Now here’s the conservative part. This calculation allows for 1 hour per day only. So 1 hour per day over 355 days over 65 years = 23,075 hours.
I didn’t even take into consideration, our salon visits, mani’s and pedi’s, or shopping for products we need to buy just to start to get ready.
Let’s further breakdown the 23,075 hours we spend getting ready. It equates to:
961 days or 2.6 years
Why do we do it??? Simple. Because when we look good, we feel good. We dress to impress. After all, we never know who we might run in to, or even more so, we do know who we are going to run in to. Add that to what media beats into us. The fashion magazines, the gossip columns, beauty product companies, all geared towards making us think we need all of this stuff to look decent. Guys don’t need it. Why do we?
The truth is, we don’t. Sure, we need the stuff to keep us clean. But the rest we could do without. I don’t know about you, but I do not want to spend nearly 3 years of my life getting ready to live. I just want to live. I recommend we all take a hard look at our beauty regime. We aren’t going to cut out everything. We like being pretty. But we can skip a few things here and there (think ponytail rather than styled hair or no eye shadow, only eye liner and mascara). Besides, under all of that mess, you are at your most perfect, your most beautiful, genuine YOU. So ladies, sometimes, just wear your natural glow and get out there and LIVE!