At times we might feel like we have to hide who we are, which can have a pretty negative impact on our mental health. Dressing up in a way that makes you feel like yourself (even if you only wear it at home) can help build a sense of identity, and help you connect to yourself. When we’re experiencing a rough time, it can be difficult to even get out of bed, let alone get dressed, but if you’re able to, having fun and putting on something that affirms who you are can provide some relief, as well as a bit of self-care. Wearing something that makes you feel like you could be:
You can read this Journal of Experimental Social Psychology report on Enclothed Cognition if you want to learn a bit of the science behind this tip.