You wake up to another day like the last. You put on a dress shirt and a tie, keeping your pyjamas bottoms (or no pants, maybe) and get to work in your new home office. Maybe if you don't have a zoom meeting, you spend all day in a housecoat and underwear.
While certainly comfortable, you may have found yourself a bit sluggish as you approach your work. Or maybe you are a little lost about how you should approach your wardrobe working from home.
This article will explore how you can dress while working from home, and whether you should dress up at all.
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Should you Dress up Working from Home?
Back when we had to go into work, no matter in which industry you worked in, you at least had to put on a shirt and pants. Now that many of us are working from home, dressing up is completely optional.
But many people find that dressing up has another benefit beyond looking presentable. It gets them in the mindset for working, even while you're working in the comfort of your home.
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When you take how you dress seriously, you take your work seriously
If you've found that the quality of your work is lacking since you've started working from home, or you feel like you're missing the motivation to do your work, and you have been working in your pyjamas, try dressing up the way you would going into the office. You may find your work will improve.
How Should you Dress Working from Home
I'm not going to tell you to dress up in a suit and tie whenever you sit down at home to answer company emails, even if you did wear a suit and tie to work.
You don't have to dress in a suit and tie while working from home. You can also wear a scarf.
Instead, you should dress at home in clothing you feel confident in. Clothing that signals to your brain that it is time to work.
Dress so you feel confident working from home
Be your best self for your own sake. Shower in the morning. Dress yourself up in a nice shirt and a tie if that helps you get into the mindset to work. If a good t-shirt and shorts work better for you, do that. And if you still work well in your pyjama's and you are staying at home, then you can keep wearing that too.
Wear What Feels Important to You
Today we've talked about how dressing up gives your work a sense of purpose, even while you work from home. If what you wear is purposeful, then you feel an emotional connection to that and it leads to you having a purpose driven day.
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