Start Your Day Right When You Work From Home

When I first started working from home I found that I’d wake up and get stuck into work right away before even grabbing something to eat let alone getting dressed. It would be 11 or 12 until I hopped in the shower, got dressed and felt like a real human being.

After a while it just felt like the days (mornings especially) dragged on and on and I discovered that I just needed that shower to hit my “reset” button and go at it for another day.

After a few years of doing this I learned that choosing the right clothes became very important. Instead of having a shower and throwing on a sweet tracksuit, I found that I needed to take my self seriously. For me this meant jeans and a button-up shirt. Combing my hair also makes a big difference too.

A lot of work-from-home entrepreneurs tend to bust out their mobile device or laptop while they’re still in bed and get stuck there all morning. As a parentpreneur I don’t have this luxury as I’m usually woken up by kids needing to eat and get to school. So for me I include my shower and getting dressed properly as apart of the family morning routine and it has worked out well. I arrive to my home office refreshed, feeling confident and ready to go for the day.

Dress For Success At Home #

For more on this topic, please check out the “Dress For Success At Home” chapter of my book that I co-authored with my brother. The book is called Energize Your Entrepreneurial Spirit and is available on Amazon and the iBookstore.

PS. I tweet about working-from-home, work/life balance and parenting. You should follow me on twitter here.


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