I recently learned a life hack and I’m wondering why I didn’t think of it years ago.
Some women from work and I were out for drinks last week. We were talking about how great it is to work from home and some of the questions we get asked. For example, “Do you wear pajamas all day?” “Do you even bother getting dressed?”
For the record, I do not wear pajamas all day and I do get dressed. However, “dressed” is used loosely. I typically wear shorts or yoga pants, and a tank top. I get dressed for crossfit in the morning. I rarely wear make-up and my hair is usually in a ponytail. The days I “do” my hair and face are days I’m meeting new clients and the ‘regulars’ know it. We’re long past the days we dress up for each other’s video calls.
One of the woman said, “You need to keep a few scarves by your desk. Wrap one around your neck, throw on some lipstick, and you’re good to go!”
I tried it today. The weather is warming up, so sitting on a video call with a light scarf and bare shoulders makes me look fashionable rather than too lazy to iron a shirt. A bit of lipstick added a touch of colour to my face.
I wonder if it’d work on the days I need to go to the office.