One of the biggest benefits about the digital age in the 21st century is the ability to work remotely. With the lack of office space, longer commutes, and more, there are plenty of reasons why being able to work from home makes complete sense.
By being able to work from home, you should just roll out of bed in your sweats and get things done, right? While you could adopt this method each day, it actually makes much more sense to prepare like you are going into the office. Here are just a few reasons why you should prepare for the day and what different outfits can mean.
What Your Pajamas Say About You
Sure, you could wake up in the morning, put on your favorite sweats, and do your work on the couch, but what does that truly say about your motivation and your work ethic?
Self-image says a lot about your work ethic and your overall drive to be successful. If you wake up in the morning and don't make the effort to truly get ready to take on the day, you can likely sacrifice the effort you put in and the quality of work you produce.
While some people may argue they work better because they don't have to deal with the hassle of taking the same time to ready to go to the office, in the long run, your work with have much higher quality by acting like you're going to the office.
Why You Should Wear Office-Ready Clothes
While your sweats and pajamas may be far more comfortable, and it may be easier to just throw on your glasses and do your work from the couch or even your bed, going the extra mile to prepare in the morning can have fantastic benefits both in the long run.
Would you be wearing those same clothes if you are were getting ready to meet face to face with a client or your boss? In the same way, you should dress and be ready to look professional over a Skype call. This will help get your mind in the right place about work and get you out of a lazy morning.
What You Should Do When Working From Home
The best way to prepare yourself for a day of working at home is to simply go through the same routine you would if you were going into the office.
Wake up, shower, get dressed in your professional clothes so you look confident. Make yourself breakfast and drink some coffee while you read the morning paper. Catching up on the current events is a great way to get your mind cleared and alert before tackling your first task of the day.
Do you work from home? What is your routine? Be sure to let us know in the comments!