You may not think twice about spending your whole day in your PJ’s if you work at home. While it can be a luxury and totally your call, but is it realistically productive? Think about that question for a minute, then read on…the answers vary from each individual. :)
I’ve actually done it both ways and performed an experiment. One morning while visiting the message boards I frequented daily, I discovered an article that turned my head “Dress For Success” was part of the title, and was written by a good friend, Judi Davis from judithldavis.com. However, I don’t remember the actual full title. It was about performing the experiment. I thought, “why not?”
So, for the first full week, I made sure I was showered and fully dressed before I started my work days. And the next week, I remained in my sleep wear for a full week. The experience of it was rather interesting.
While I’ve spent many days in my PJ’s, in my earlier home based experience…and done relatively well. Please note: this was AFTER I found out what all the scams were about and also what a lucrative income really was, and how to achieve real success as a website owner.
What I experienced for the week that I was fully dressed was, drum role please…better focus and organization skills. In addition, I was working out every morning, and that (in itself) gave me more energy and a better mental outlook for my day.
What I experienced for the week I remained in my PJ’s, was…yes, you guessed it! Definitely some lack of focus and sluggish organization. I also felt lazy, and not to mention, was unprepared for any visitors.
You know, before reading that informative article, I just never thought about it. As my thoughts were more focused on… I work at home and I have the luxury of staying in my PJ’s if I so choose. I call the shots.
Bottom Line – For me, there is definitely a difference in my productivity when I start out my day showered and dressed for the tasks that wait for me each morning. So, do I “dress for success” every day that I work? For the most part yes! However, there is an occasional day here and there that I don’t until much later in the day.
What are YOUR thoughts on “dressing for success?”
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