I’ve shared my office with my home for almost 4 years now. It’s incredibly quiet and peaceful and unless I’ve arranged a meeting in the daytime, my only human interaction is with the postman. Oh and my cat, Pickle.
At first I found it really hard to structure my own routine and ended up working in my pj’s until about 11am. Not good. I really believe that to make success of being your own boss and to work to your full potential from home you need to treat your home like a workplace.
I have a staple set of grey, white and black items of clothing that have become my staple uniform when working at home. Thankfully, in the recent months loungewear has become the new outerwear and I've been spoilt with the choice of super soft grey jersey, cotton and knitwear. I choose to wear and re-purchase these pieces because the require zero thinking and planning, making my morning's simple, stress-free and more efficient. Other pluses include no ironing (winner), the versatility to mix and match, layering options and COMFORT.
I pair these pieces with my trusty white Birkenstocks, that have seen better days but they’re just so easy to slip on and off to run errands. My hair is usually bunched up in half done top knot and my make-up in minimal. I always accessorise, even if no-one sees my jewellery but me. I’ll usually go for little pair of geometric gold hoops from Whistles or handmade necklace I’ve purchased from an Etsy seller.
Come the weekend I look forward to hanging up my uniform and digging out my favourite pieces, usually COS, Other Stories, Whistles, rare finds I’ve picked up in independent stores and vintage pieces I just can’t give up. I enjoy the process of applying my make-up and styling my hair because I have the time. And time is a luxury.
What's your work style?
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