“Work clothes” can have a huge impact on your productivity, even working from home.
This applies not just to the work that I am doing on my laptop for my job, but also to yard work and home improvement projects, and cleaning around the house.
Just like putting on PJ’s gets me mentally ready for bed, putting on something presentable for a video conference makes me work better throughout the day.
I have some tattered shirts and jeans and boots that I put on whenever I’m ready to get shit done outside.
I have a grease-stained shirt for working on the car, a cooking apron in the kitchen, paint-covered sweatpants when I’m doing projects on the house.
I have a hard time mentally getting started until I’m dressed for the job.
Sometimes I even have specific music for the task at hand too.
Audiobooks while working, podcast while doing projects, loud favorite music while cleaning, etc.
There’s a lot of stuff going on with me right now and I’m tired of feeling depressed, and these are some of the first steps that work well for me to get off my ass and do something.