…otherwise it’ll feel like a Saturday.
Maybe a suit and tie squash your individuality. That cool, you don’t have to wear them. But one thing I’ve learned about myself even before I started freelancing is that I’m much more focused when I’m wearing clothes (not in pajamas or underwear). Back in college, if I wanted to finish a paper I knew I’d have to be dressed to do it.
It’s fine to check your blogs or even write some kinds of blog posts in the morning while you’re wearing your pjs and drinking coffee. But to make it feel like work, you’ve gotta be dressed.
I find that opening my windows and moving my computer to a table (vs. sitting with it on the couch) also gets me more focused. Half of work is how you approach it.
And I’ll confess that when I use the sewing machine I do it best in my underwear–but that’s because that’s how I’ve always sewed (and the sewing room used to get hot in the summer). Maybe you’ve always written in a big Santa hat. Great, that works for you.
Honestly, I don’t care much about what you’re wearing. Rather, it’s important that you take your work seriously (whatever that means for you), whether it’s at the office or in the comfort of your couch.
Kacie at Sense to Save wrote an excellent blog post this week about freelancing being a serious business. You’re not just the employee, you’re the manager and owner too. It’s work.
Too bad. Because it’d be so nice to do nothing but blog all day in my pjs.