A change of outfit alters the way our brains work!
Right now I still have a 9 – 5 job so weekdays are what they are. I also work every Saturday and almost every Sunday, and I do a lot of my consulting over Skype and emails…but never in my PJ’s and I’ll tell you why.
Pyjamas are nobody’s friend after 7am. Success takes work, work takes energy and mental alertness. As for pyjamas….they’re for sleep NOT a sharp business mind!
Looking like a professional on the outside helps me feel and perform like a professional. The rule is simple: If you will not step out the door and meet a client in it, you’re dressed wrong! Just because you’re working from home doesn’t mean you slouch around in your ‘slacker pants’.
You want to be a winner you have to start behaving like a winner, and dressing for success is what helps you bring your mental focus to what really needs doing and it gives you the confidence to do it well!
Psychology teaches us that what we wear can affect how we behave and what we think.
Picture getting ready for a job interview, we dress up for a job interview because how we dress affects the impression that other people will form of us. So, that being noted, is it not a good idea to dress up to manage how we see ourselves?
‘Dress for Success’ is not just a phrase…its Science!
If you’d like to understand more about this science you can look up Enclothed Cognition.
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