Who does not love to stay in their pyjamas all day long on their days off? I do too. After all, if you are staying home, why bother get dressed, am I right? I have had hectic weekends lately, shooting or traveling. Since the beginning of 2019, I might actually have had just one or two full weekends. Yes, that’s not much. So when I can actually enjoy my weekend, I make the most of it.
Translation, I stay in my pyjamas all day.
I mean, I used to. Because I decided to change that.
I still stand by the “If you are staying home, don’t put effort into getting ready”. Still absolutely right. Especially if your version of getting ready involves a full face of makeup, which is quite time consuming. I am the laziest person on earth so getting ready to me just means showering and dressing up.
The thing with working full time and blogging part-time is that both are jobs that take a lot of time and that can’t be done at the same time. I blog in the evening and at the weekend. So even when my weekends are not spent at the office, I still work. On the blog, on my content, on Instagram, etc. And I do all the other things I don’t have time to do during the week (admin, groceries, cleaning, etc) at the weekend.
I am certainly not the only one and I think we all have very busy weekends. So we promise ourselves to be super productive on Saturdays and Sundays, do as much as we possibly can that we could not do the five previous days.
Yet, I have noticed something…
Indeed, I have noticed that when I do not get dressed and stay in my pyjamas all day, my will to complete all those tasks I had set myself is close to non-existent. My procrastination levels are unequaled and I end up not doing as much as I had planned.
Just to be clear, this has absolutely nothing to do with waking at dawn or at noon. You can wake up late, be extremely productive and do a lot in a few hours. And you can wake up early and do not accomplish anything. Turns out, it is what you wear that can have a massive psychological impact on your mood.
Your pyjamas is for your bed. You put it on when you go to sleep and put it off when you get up. It is a mood in itself. A resting mood, a sleeping mood, and sometimes a lazy mood. However, if you keep it while the day started, you are still in that mood. Chances are, you will stay in that lazy mood all day and not accomplish that much.
However, if you force yourself out of bed, to shower and dress up into an “outfit of bed” outfit you help your mind and body make the difference between sleeping and starting your day. It will also impact your posture, behavior, your mood and energy. Taking a shower will also hundred per cent wake you up and send a message to your entire body that the night is definitely over and that you need the energy flowing.
You do not need to put something extra fancy, a basic tee-shirt with a pair of jeans or some comfortable homeware will do. But as it turns out, the clothes you wear have a massive impact on your mood and as a result, on your energy level as well as productivity. That is something I have noticed for myself. I may stay in bed very late at the weekend when I can and laze there for an hour or so, but once I get up and after my breakfast, I shower and dress up.
In conclusion, dressing up even when you stay at home helps you reinforce the state you want to be in. If you have planned to binge watch a show all day and do nothing, well, then I guess it is fitted to stay in your pjs all day. Although you might still want to change into something else just as comfortable. But if you have planned to do a lot of house (or blog) relating work or any work that does not require you to leave your flat, then it might be a good idea to get dressed.
As Marie Kondo said, things are full of emotions. The emotions we gave those things by associations. The same applies to clothes. Sometimes a small change can have a massive impact and putting on a pair of jeans can give you all the energy you need to cross everything off your to do list!
What do you think? Do you also feel that you do less when staying in your pjs all day? That you do not have the energy and motivation for all the thing you need to do? Do you feel like your outfit has a big impact on your state of mind?
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