Working from home can be a challenge when it comes to your wardrobe. You might be spending a significant amount of time on video calls and so are still very visible. Or you might simply be sat on your laptop/PC away from the glare of anyone except those that you live with.
Either way, you may find that consciously or unconsciously your clothes are a mindset trigger, they can help you to feel like you’re in ‘work mode’. If this is the case, it’s as important to focus on what you wear now as it has ever been. There is evidence that what you wear can increase your productivity and equally help you to feel more (or less) confident.
If you’re going to be on video calls, then you’ll be wanting to think about your personal brand and how you come across in much the same way as you would for face-to-face meetings. I’d recommend wearing colour as it will help you stand out in a sea of faces and don’t forget to think about the angle of your webcam (and what’s behind you!).
In this video I’ve shared a few of my thoughts about what to wear when you’re working from home and why it might be good to get out of your PJ’s!
Some self care whilst we’re all practicing social distancing is also really important. So do whatever it is that makes you feel better – enjoy a luxuriating bath with a candle, apply some moisturiser after your shower, pop on some make up if that’s what you would normally do – anything that lifts your mood and makes you feel more ‘you’ is just perfect.
If you’re finding that you have any free time when you’re not working, then why not make the most of this time to help others. Technology means that we can so easily keep in contact with people, or just check in on your neighbours. I’m loving the WhatsApp group we have for our lane – I’ve got to know people better in the last month than in the 20 years we’ve lived here!
Most importantly, stay safe and well xx