It’s a personal question. One few people have ever dared to ask me. One that takes a lot of nerve. So, just what is this dreaded question? How long does it take you to get ready? Whether we are styling our hair before work or getting glammed up for a girls night out…. our beauty rituals can range from 5 minute face to a head to toe polish. It’s interesting. Survey after survey has been conducted on this very topic and people are desperate to find out a definitive answer. Yes, they want to know just how long it takes the average woman to get ready.
For me? The amount of time it takes me to get ready varies. I can get done up in fifteen minutes or I can spend hours and hours primping. It all comes down to how much time I have, where I’m going, and whether I need to get away from it all and just relax. That is the best thing about styling your hair, doing your makeup, and picking out the perfect outfit, in my opinion. While some days it can seem like a daunting task…. other days it perks you up, makes you excited, and allows you to express how you feel in a visual way.
Some women may take longer than others – and some might be able to get ready in a jiffy – but what it comes down to is the process. The process of getting ready allows us to just be. To step away from the stresses of everyday life and focus on ourselves. With our schedules become more and more packed with responsibilities and to-do lists, this is a truly wonderful thing. So, how long does it take me to get ready? As long as I want!
What is your getting ready process like? What does it mean to you?