On Be More with Less, mini-missions are a powerful part of making big change through small steps. Dressing with 33 items or less can be a big change, so I thought a special mini-mission just for Project 333 could make the process even more fun and approachable.
This mini-mission will bust one of the greatest myths we have about what we wear. We think everyone notices what we wear, deeply cares about how we look and then talks about it all day long.
Maybe that statement is a little dramatic, but we do put an awful lot of thought into what we think other people think about us. The truth is we all have too much to think about as it is. There isn’t enough time, energy or attention available to focus on what someone else is wearing. I’m not saying it never happens, but it is rare.
Someone may compliment you on what you are wearing, or ask you where you bought your beautiful boots, but that is mostly conversation and pleasantries instead of genuine interest or all-consuming curiosity about what you wear and how you look.
Your mini-mission is to be an outfit repeater for 2-5 days. Wear the same thing or nearly the same thing around the same people for the next few days and see if anyone notices. Keep your outfit simple. Most people will notice if you wear a noisy Christmas sweater three days in a row in February.
This mini-mission is an invitation to experiment. You might discover that as Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project says, “you don’t have to believe everything you think.” I practiced my Project 333 experiment for more than a year while working full-time in advertising sales. No one noticed.
Want more mini-missions? Check out Mini-Missions for Simplicity.