I work from home. Well, I normally work from home. This week I’m working from a hotel in New York City. Seems like a great time to talk about working from home, right?
When I started working from home, one of the biggest changes I noticed was my extra two hours of productivity. Where’d it come from? No prep time, no commute. One year later, I finally have a working-from-home uniform, and I can be found wearing a version of that look nearly every day.
(And yes, these photos are a little old. I lost the memory card for a while. Ha!)
When I worked in an office, I’d find myself caught up on comfort details—the way my pants dug in after sitting for six hours, the fact that my chair was just a little too tall for me, the constant freezing air conditioning. Now that I work from home, I try to find the correct balance between work comfort and sleep comfort. For me, that means leggings, a long tank top and a cardigan. Soft Surroundings nicely sends over some comfy items from time to time, and this combo has been a recent favorite. (Shop similar, current items using the product widget!)
Switching out of my pajamas and into some version of athleisure first-thing in the morning keeps me from feeling like I’m about to nap while avoiding that annoying skinny-jeans-while-sitting thing. I follow a pretty basic uniform rule: if I could swap the house shoes and sweater for sneakers and a jean jacket and feel good enough to run errands, it’s the ideal working from home outfit. I know some freelancers prefer a business casual approach to working from home, but this system has been great for me.
I’m thrilled to be working from NYC this week, but I think I’ll be begging for my stretch pants by Sunday. Do you ever work from home? What do you do to make it the most comfortable, yet productive, experience?