One of the perks of working from home is that you don’t have to get dressed up. In fact, you don’t even have to get dressed. You can just work away in your pajamas all day long if you want to. But do you want to?
I don’t know about you but I find that the days I work in my pajamas are some of the least productive days for me. Somehow, even though nobody can see me, I can see me and I just don’t feel very professional or motivated.
Now don’t get me wrong, you will never find me wearing full business attire, button down blouse, pantyhose and heels. NO WAY, NO HOW! I definitely value working in comfort.
For me, taking that extra bit of time in the morning to fix my hair, put on my face, and ditch the pj’s makes me feel good about myself and I feel like it affects the image I’m putting forth to others, even if they can’t see me.
Not only that, but the act of getting ready for work, no matter how casual, somehow helps with the isolation I occasionally feel working at home alone rather than being a part of a physical workplace. My getting ready for work routine feels like a tangible act that takes me into the real world.
Perhaps most importantly, dressing for work is one of the tricks I use to draw a line between my home life and my work life, something that can be hard to do.
Of course, comfy slippers are always welcome.
How about you? Do you find yourself getting dressed for work? Or are you comfortable to be a pajama wearing professional? There’s no judgement here! Just curiosity…