6/15/10

Even when you work from home, do you still have to get out of your pajamas?

My friend Lisa and I were chatting, over dinner on a patio in Tiburon, about fashion and our closeted pajama wearing.  As a fellow work-from-home woman, she understands my need to be comfortable.  This is different from being comfortable while I am out of the house.  It's some mental thing for me.  I get cleaned up when I am getting ready to head out to meet a client, run errands, etc.  I seem to have a hard time focusing on my admin duties (see "small business ownership") here at home when I am dressed to leave the house.  So somehow my brain has connected pajamas to working at home.  So why fight it?

Now don't get me wrong, it's not like I am walking around the house in hole-filled tees and sweatpants (implying I would sleep in that sort of thing).  I collect vintage kimonos because they make me feel beautiful, even when just lounging around the house.  I love this vintage beauty from Shrimpton Couture.
Maybe you're not a kimono kind of person, but you still need to ditch your track suits and holy duds for something a little nicer.  Here are some suggestions:

 
Image(s) courtesy of Shrimpton Couture, Victoria's Secret and 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nope! But you're right, you need to have something a little more snazzy than holey sweats and old t-shirts. Love this entry!

Anonymous said...

Nope! But you're right, you need to have something a little more snazzy than holey sweats and old t-shirts. Love this entry!

Anonymous said...

Normally I would say "no way, that's the benefit of working from home", BUT, I have a big reason why you SHOULD.

In one sentence, maintaining a healthy morning routine will make you feel more positive and give you a better outlook for your day.

Keeping your head in a positive space involves routine and interaction with people. Even if you work from home, you should get out a few times a day for sanity's sake. Even if I'm at home, just the simple task of getting up, showering and getting dressed makes me feel better and gives me a reason to look forward to my day. Being dressed nicely implies a reward - being that I will be more likely to go to "outside land" (that's what we work at home folks like to call it) and interact with the world, even if I'm just going for coffee, meeting a friend or having lunch alone.

Maintaining this simple morning regimen will help with a more positive and healthier you!

Jennifer Axcell said...

I totally agree about the healthy morning routine. I find if I don't get myself on a schedule and stick to it, I loose most of the day to little tasks that don't belong during "work time". I also agree that being dressed nicely does feel like a reward for yourself. Which is why I made this post. You can still dress nicely while being in "lounge wear".

There was an error in this gadget

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails