- Working from home is easier for some people than others.
- But if you’re looking to add a bit more structure to your WFH routine, you might consider some of the tips below, courtesy of Team Ritual.
There are two types of people in this world: Those who love working from home, and those who would much rather conduct their daily business in the office. Some of the tradeoffs are obvious: Face-to-face communication is often more efficient, but at home, you also definitely learn which meetings could have definitely been emails. For some, the office environment lends a bit more structure to your day—but there’s also something to be said for taking calls in your coziest sweatpants.
No matter which camp you identify with, perhaps we can all agree on this universal truth: When you’re used to seeing home as the place where you unwind from the office, learning to flip the script and build a structured, productive workday from your living room is an invaluable skill set. Fortunately, we have a few pointers—some of which are backed by our very own Ritual fam—to get you started.
Tip #1: Get dressed for the day.
It doesn’t matter if you’re simply swapping your pajamas for your most casual daytime attire—engaging in this part of your usual morning routine might just help you maintain a sense of normalcy and purpose. Researchers have actually linked the clothes we wear to our self-perception in the office: Those who wear traditional business attire report feeling more authoritative and competent, for example, while those who opt for business casual feel friendlier. The point? What you wear really can have an impact on your mindset. (1)