Hot on the heels...of some semblance of self!

Updated: Mar 1





For the many of us working from home, it’s probably been a fair while since we’ve had to squeeze our feet into a pair of high heels!


After a year (a year!!) of slopping around in either slippers, socks or barefoot, nice footwear has become a symbol of a lost time, and a former life, in a way!


Granted, the retirement of those impractical, often uncomfortable heels is not completely unwelcome! After all, it’s spared us a whole world of pain in the blister department!


That said, the pre-pandemic footwear gathering dust in the cupboard, can trigger a certain sadness. These shoes, for all their annoyances, are in a way an extension of our former selves, representing much more than fashion and office dress codes.


Much like a favourite lipstick, perfume or dress, a pair of shoes has a power behind its remit, to change the way we think, feel and function.


If you find, therefore, that slipping on a pair of your old heels under your desk brings back even an ounce of what the slipper era has taken away.... then it might be a small step worth embracing, in the bigger picture of self-preservation at least!


This ‘ruby slipper’ effect is what some might put down to the more scientific term ‘enclothed cognition.’ It relates to the influence which clothing has upon a person’s mental process, specifically attention and confidence.


In the interests of giving anything a go, to get through the next ‘however long’ with some form of ‘personal continuity’, the mustard heels are officially being exhumed... if only for ten minutes, sitting down! #wherearemyslippers


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