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Just Sayin’

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A few years ago, I was in the hospital for a bit of an extended stay. I remember one particular day, I requested that my husband bring me a cute, comfy outfit and asked him to bring my makeup bag when he came to visit. I could hear the confusion in his voice, as hospital life is certainly not a fashion show for the doctors or patients. But I knew what my soul needed.

He brought everything to me later that afternoon. I did my best to maneuver my IV cords through the sleeves of my shirt. I did my best to hobble over to the mirror in my room and apply some color to my pale face. I got back under my covers and can recall smiling for the first time in days. I felt like “me” again and it felt nice. One of my nurses came by to check on me and she kind of chuckled and asked, “Where are you going?” I told her it was just something I needed to do. We high-fived and she told me she fully supported my decision. Girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.

My point in telling this story is that I know how easy it is to fall into the rut of just throwing on sweats every day! I’m a morning radio host who wakes up at 4:00 a.m. daily. I get it, trust me! But there is something about getting dolled up once in a while that just helps the mental state. Don’t get me wrong, comfort is key. But, just taking some time for self-care in general is so important.

By: Q104 Personality Jenny Matthews
Jenny Matthews co-hosts The Morning Drive with Mike Kellar + Jenny Matthews on Q104 New Hit Country, weekday mornings from 6 – 10am. Connect at and check out The Morning After with Mike Kellar + Jenny Matthews podcast!