Dress the Part to Increase Your Productivity
Written for EO by Rebecca Piersol, fashion stylist and co-creator of The Crystal Press.
You know the saying, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have”? This is especially important when you work from home. While it’s tempting to roll out of bed and stay in your pajamas all day, doing so can seriously inhibit your work ethic. It will keep you in the mindset of watching TV and lounging on the couch. You’ll remain in a sedentary mood, and your motivation level won’t reach its peak.
Select your clothing with intent, and you might just boost your productivity. (Science proves it!)
Dress Like You Mean Business
The way you dress has a genuine impact on your mood and behavior. As psychology professor Dr. Karen Pine told Forbes, “When we put on an item of clothing, it is common for the wearer to adopt the characteristics associated with that garment. A lot of clothing has symbolic meaning for us, whether it’s ‘professional work attire’ or ‘relaxing weekend wear,’ so when we put it on, we prime the brain to behave in ways consistent with that meaning.”