It’s that time of year when you get to be anyone but yourself; but why would you want to be anyone but yourself? because who is better than you, am I right?
Although you as an individual are wonderfully unique it is fun to be able to dress up and become someone else for a night (or two for all those college kids) but why does everyone love doing it so much? I believe it is because we are walking away from the reality of who we are, and by putting on a costume it gives us that extra confidence that we normally do not have. whether we dress up as superman, cinderella, a pinup girl, or a cowboy we take on the role of that particular character and all of our concerns and worries disappear.
We get to be care free, and what is better than that?
Not only do costumes give us the confidence by letting us drop reality for a little while, but we also get that reassurance by compliments from others as well. Who does not like to be complimented? I sure do! So when you walk into a room, or a party and people realize who you are supposed to be or they compliment your costume that confidence through reassurance and acceptance is also developed. We as human beings thrive from this, it is a part of human nature!
It’s like giving your mind superpowers. When you feel confident you feel like you can do anything you want (at least I do) and that in my opinion is a wonderful feeling!
Halloween is a great holiday not only because you get to dress up and eat all the candy you want, but because your confidence levels are probably hitting the roof!
So do not only dress your body up for Halloween, dress up your mind as well!