I know better. I really, really do. There are good reasons why it’s not uncommon to find me in my pyjamas long after I get up. Really …
Firstly they are comfortable. Soft fabric, loose, warm, cosy. In summer soft and breezy.
They’re warm (it’s still cool down here in the Southern hemisphere)
I’d need to take them off and be unwarm for a little while to get dressed.
I don’t feel like having a shower and all that yet (today is my day off). Too much effort.
I’m not sure what I want to wear later today and am not that motivated to choose at the moment because it really doesn’t matter.
I’m at home.
They’re home and relaxing kind of feeling things.
Nobody else is going to see me.
I LIKE my pyjamas!
It saves washing???
Smell? What smell? … ohh! you mean the one that’s following me when I do this for three days in a row without changing?
But that’s not me today. Today’s my day off. Lots of people mooch around in their PJs late into the morning on their day off. Yet, only last week I was recalling that this behaviour – when habitual is one of my warning signs.How do I know the difference? In truth – I don’t. At least, I’ve missed the warning signs until too late enough times that I know that I’m not yet able to reliably spot the difference. What can I do?
The first option is to not let myself stay in my PJs after getting up whatever the day – rather to go straight for the shower or get dressed as soon as I get up. Reality is that I don’t really put a serious start to the day while I’m still in my PJs – and I need to move past the ‘getting up’ phase of the day earlier than I do much of the time.
The second is that I time limit it and say that I need to be out of my PJs by a certain time. I’m thinking of taking this one up. Which means the next thing that I need to do is head for the shower because it has passed that time already.
Wish me luck.