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To Dress-up or Not To Dress-up
There's an ongoing debate with people who work from home; whether it helps your productivity to get up in the morning, shower, and get dressed as if you are going to the office.
Now, honestly, I don't think anyone who works from home, really believes that you should put on a three-piece suit and a tie, but the basic idea is, is it ok to just get up, skip the shower, and work in your sweats? I must admit, for a while, my version of dressing up for the office, were my sweats, and I wore sweats pretty much every day, nonstop. I could wear the same pair going for two to three days at a time. Yes, I know I might be an extreme case, but it worked for me. I still got up, made coffee, showered and got dressed as if I was going out. Even though it wasn't formal business attire, I felt it was decent enough clothing that I wouldn't be embarrassed to answer the door in. And surprisingly enough, it did help with my productivity. It kind of put me in the right mindset of... Okay, I'm up for the day. I'm dressed and ready to go.
And even though the place where I was ready to go to, was my home office, Psychologically, I still felt like it created a shift for me. But I will say that if that doesn't work for you, that is perfectly fine. Because the other side of the argument is; people feel because you work from a home office, one of the perks is you don't have to get dressed-up or do your hair and makeup (or shave, for the men). And yes, I agree, that is one of the biggest perks, not having to wear makeup all day and can just sit down and work, whenever or wherever you want to with or without structure.
So do what works for you. The important part is that you remain productive. And if you're still trying to figure it out, it's something to think about.
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