Yesterday, I did something new. I went to the hairdresser and dyed my hair for the first time in my life. This may not be a big deal to some people but it is significant to me. I had been thinking about dying my hair for a couple years now but just never did it. Now, I have!
Why did I do it? Quite simply, I wanted a change. I wanted to look different, and give myself a mood lift so that I would feel different too. Now I know that your feelings are controlled by your own mind but I have not yet mastered the technique of changing my emotions with one simple thought. In the meantime, I am using what I can to help me make the changes I desire. So while I work on the internal forces, I will be using external factors to help me boost my mood.
And I am quite happy with the results. I dyed my hair a dark red and it looks nice if I do say so myself. I always liked the colour red. It is such a striking and commanding colour. It’s the colour of love, passion and power and I want to be reminded of all three.
I had been hesitant to colour my hair these last few years mainly due to my involvement in the legal profession here in Trinidad. I have always been one to stick to rules and keep to the straight and narrow. So when I was told that we had to abide by certain dress codes and maintain a modest/boring appearance, I complied. Even when I saw many other attorneys disregarding the dress code and appearing in public and in court looking like flamboyant peacocks, I still complied.
But in the last year, since my life has been turned upside down and helter skelter, I decided to stop sweating the small stuff. Life is too short to worry about unnecessary things or unnecessary people and their reactions.
Now, will I be thrown out of court for having “unnatural-coloured hair”? I would like to see a judge try… Is red not a natural hair colour? It’s not like I dyed my hair neon green or Barbie pink. My red is a subtle tint. Thus, my hair colour cannot possibly cause the legal profession to fall into disrepute. The Chief Justice is doing that all by himself.
While I will not be breaking rules, I will no longer be a slave to perfection. I will do what I want to do (within reason) to enjoy my life. I cannot be happy if I live a life of restriction and I dare say the same applies to most people.
So I am quite glad that I finally dyed my hair and did something new. As part of my journey to happiness I will continue to try new things and get as much enjoyment out of this life as possible. I challenge you to do the same!
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