An argument for working in your PJs.
Kind of. Look, I’ll admit it; I have been to known to end up having lunch in my pajamas. But it’s not what you think. It’s not like I can’t be bothered getting dressed for the day, it’s just that time gets away from me sometimes.
I’m up at about 7.30am, and after a bit of breakfast and catching the news, I hop on my computer and check my emails. I then have a look at my Social Media sites and see what’s going on with the business. And of course, before I know it, it’s time for lunch and I haven’t even brushed my teeth. (TMI? Probably.)
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m as professional as they come. But working from home is a whole new ballgame for me, and something that I’m still getting used to. It’s easy just to think, “Well, no one’s going to see me anyway…”
That old 10-step commute allows for such flexibility. And you know, sometimes it’s just practical not to get dressed.
But I think I’ve discovered where the real problem lies…. I’m more productive in the morning. I’ve got the concentrated energy to get things done before the house starts nagging me to do the washing or make the bed.
Fortunately this whole pajama scenario doesn’t happen all too often – I’ve got plenty going on that gets me up, dressed and out of the house most days. And I know the answer is obvious: ROUTINE. Easier said than done though, and that’s coming from someone who loves routine. Self-imposed discipline is a little trickier to master.
But I’ll let you in a little secret… I actually love working in my PJ’s, and it’s all because you can’t.