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Work from Home Tips from a Veteran

Work From Home OOTD

Ootd: work from home

Are you in the work from home (wfh) forever club?

Yes, girl. Walking to the coffee pot in your fuzzy slippers feels pretty cushy.

I’ve worked from my spare bedroom since 2014, so you’re in good company.

Did you know there is actual science around how the clothes that you wear for wfh actually impact your brain activity and productivity? #truth

When you dress for work and Zoom calls, you’re signaling to your brain that it’s time to focus on the task at hand. 

Plus, slipping on your joggers at the end of the day is a great step in your routine to help shift your mindset, put your laptop away, and focus on your family without feeling guilt.

Wearing your sweatpants and hoodie can confuse your brain, because it’s thinking “RHOBH and Skinny Pop” and you’re pushing back with punch lists and performance reviews.

No wonder you feel unmotivated

Dressing for work from home doesn’t mean that you have to pull out your hard pants. 

It means wearing something on the top of your body in one of your best colors. It will give you energy, help you focus and you’ll glow from the inside out. (Trust me, that beautiful glow comes through on the Zoom screen.) 

(Pro tip: staring at your face in your WOW color will also impact the way that you feel about yourself. It’s an instant confidence boost!)

On the bottom, put on jeans with lots of lycra, or an elastic waist pant. Something comfy, but not sloppy.

And on your feet? Do what feels good. My choice? My favorite fluffy slippers. ?

Tell the truth: What’s your current wfh wardrobe?