To some, it makes perfect sense. To others, not so much.
Here’s why it should make sense to you:
Getting dressed requires more mental and creative energy than you realize.
Making daily, mundane things a routine will help you do more and create more.
That’s especially true if you put a lot of thought into your appearance (like, color matching, texture, look).
The Problem With Getting Dressed
Think about all the times you’ve walked up to your closet or opened the drawers. Instantly, you’re faced with a myriad of choices.
“Blue button-down shirt and beige t-shirt?”
“Dotted ankle socks with these chinos?”
“What pair of jeans offsets my red shoes?”
“Striped or argyle?”
“Does this lime green make me look like a hospital ward?”
“Oh no, I wore that vest 2 days this week already!”
Silliness. All of it.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I enjoy dressing well (as any man should).
But, I don’t kid myself – it’s work, pure and simple, to put it all together.
And it takes away mental and creative energy that I need to put into the critical elements of other areas of my life, like business, swimming, creative work, and so on.
Will-power is finite.
It’s easily drained.
Mark Zuckerberg is in charge of a multi-billion dollar company, with close to 1 billion users.
What he wears means absolutely nothing, to begin with. He could come dressed up in a loin cloth, matched with a tuxedo jacket and flip-flops, if he so wanted to.
Why You Should Do The Same
That’s not the point. This is the point:
By turning daily choices into a routine (like how you dress), you free up mental and creative energy to be used for higher priorities.
That’s why I eat the same food, every day, and practice minimalism with my wardrobe.
Limiting choices, especially in daily, repetitive tasks, is the key to true freedom.
Instead of being pre-occupied with, and endlessly debating, what I should eat today and what I should wear (or worse, asking what I feel like eating or wearing), you get that shit taken care of.
And then go live like a force of nature where it truly matters.