Productive in PJS
The WFH life is a constant challenge to stay motivated. The novelty of working in your PJs wears out quickly. Without actually dressing up for work, you no longer have these cues to condition your brain into understanding when work ends and home begins.
The key is to think even though you work from home, you are at work. Dressing professionally allows you to control your attitude, and you signal to family or flatmates that you are working. In fact, when you work in isolation it’s all the more important to look professional. One key reason is that you mostly interact with your computer and through phones, which studies prove can lead to a feeling of disconnectedness. Wearing professional clothes keeps you grounded in reality.
What you can wear
l Stylish sweatpants that you can lounge in but also Instagram it
l A nice pair of sneakers are trigger enough to your mind that you are in work mode
l Keep a crisp professional shirt nearby for video cons
l Wear a funky T-shirt and not your ratty ol’ gharka tee
l Sliders, not slippers
l Wear light jewellery or a watch to feel put together