Reasons Why You Should Get Dressed Every Day (WFH)

Working from home in pajamas sounds fun, like a dream come true, but how does that affect our productivity? Now that working from home is the new normal, that only means that many people are starting to establish a working from home routine. 

Let’s face it when working from home is now part of our daily routine, a concept that we never thought possible. We became excited, the idea of spending our working days on the couch, watching tv, snacking, and drinking our choice of beverage whenever we feel like it, sounds pretty amazing! And in our pajamas, all day long is indeed a luxury.

It’s easy to forget to make ourselves look presentable when we aren’t going anywhere, right? But if we get ready every day, it prepares us for anything. 

Why should you? Why should I get ready every single day? Here are my reasons:

Getting Dressed to be More Productive

Getting dressed is the perfect way to get your day going like a Boeing. If you want to cross out all your to-do list for the day, stay focused, and get things done, then start your day by looking your best. Create a routine and system that works well with you. Getting dressed will jump-start your productivity and get you moving all throughout the day

Getting Dressed for your mood

Getting dressed every day helps you feel you’ve got something going on and will really help boost your mood. There are days when we don’t want to get out of bed, but we must stay motivated. Freshen-up and get ready for the day like you’re going out somewhere. That will automatically boost your mood and make you feel better! Try switching up your look, based on your mood, it will help you dress for success.

Getting dressed builds your self-confidence

Staying in your pajamas all day long won’t help with your self-confidence. So, get up, dress-up, and face the new day with enthusiasm. I always believe in looking good and feeling good. It is my daily mantra to stay proactive. So, fix your hair, put a little lipstick on, and embrace the day with open arms!

Getting Dressed will Prepare you for whatever comes your way

Don’t let time pass you by, align yourself with the world around you even when you are working from home. Getting dressed every day will keep you ready for whatever comes unexpectedly. Keep your spontaneity going!

Keeping a routine going when we work from home is crucial for our wellbeing and our mental health. It helps us to stay focused and motivated. So, feeling comfortable and combining fashion and function is our best bet for being productive. I usually opt for stretchable fabric pieces for comfort and style. You can start looking for pieces in your closet that will be your favorite work from home outfits that won’t compromise your ease. 

One of the simplest and effortless parts of the routine is to make sure you change out of your pajamas and into your preferred clothes for working. Change clothes with a change of mindset. So, we need to rethink what drives us to get ready for the day and make it a habit. No matter what! 

What are your thoughts about getting dressed every day (even when you are working from home)? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to know! 

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32 thoughts on “Reasons Why You Should Get Dressed Every Day (WFH)

  1. GAH! So true – although some days I will admit I am working in my PJs on the patio the days I get dressed I feel more into my work.

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  2. Thank you for your insight! This has always been a struggle for me while working from home. I usually try to dress up in case I have to do a video call.

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  3. After spending more days than not in my pj’s recently, I completely agree with this. I don’t feel my best or most productive when I’m not dressed for a work day. Heading to the shower now!

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  4. I have been working from home for almost 3 years now. There’s a huge difference between the days I get myself ready and the days I crawl out of bed to my desk. I am a witness of how true all of this is.

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  5. I have been working from home for 3 years now. There’s a huge difference between the days I get ready for the day and the days where I crawl out of bed and head to the computer. I’m definitely a witness that this matters.

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  6. Very good points. I definitely see the appeal of wanting to stay in PJs all day but I think sticking to the habit of getting dressed is a good idea. It will especially be helpful when people return to work because then you won’t have to get used to getting dressed for work again

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  7. Yes to this! I always get dressed everyday, and try to stick to the same routine of working my businesses, then working out, then showering and getting dressed. I feel accomplished when I get dressed and keep to my routine!

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  8. Great post! My two cents. I’m a software developer for my regular 9-5. Shorts and Flip-flops are considered biz attired. ( I know! )… However, for my Relationship Coaching Calls, I always dress the part. Polo’s, button down shirts, khakis, etc… help everyone to feel I’m taking my job and their time as serious. Best of both worlds!

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  9. I agree that this is so important! As a SAHM I have definitely had many days in yoga pants and t-shirts. But I can say I do feel better about myself when I get myself dressed each day!

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