As a PhD student studying for oral exams and a blogger, I spend a lot of time at home in front of my computer. When I work from home, I want to be comfortable, but I also want to be productive. Being intentional about what you wear and your work space environment are two keys to being productive while working from home.
Wearing Comfortable Clothes (and Underwear)
One of the biggest determinants of whether or not I get work done is what I’m wearing. If I’m uncomfortable in too tight clothes, I’ll spend time readjusting or trying to change. But if I wear lounge clothes or pajamas, I’ll crawl right back into bed!
Hanes‘ undergarments are incredibly comfortable, so I don’t have to worry about wedgies or bras digging into my back as I work (just being honest!). You might remember when I traveled in Hanes last year, and I’ve been rocking my white Hanes Get Cozy ComfortFlex Fit® Seamless Pullover Bra ever since. Now I have a second one in a dark heather gray! An even better option is Ultimate Comfy Support ComfortFlex Fit® Wirefree Bra. It’s tag-free and wireless, providing the same amount of support and versatility as a regular bra but without all the drama. Nobody got time for lace panties and thongs while at home so Hanes Cool Comfort® Cotton Bikini Panties are soft and breathable, and don’t ride up!
I typically wear a fitted tee-shirt (bonus points if it has a cool message) and leggings or loose pants while working from home, but occasionally I’ll wear a breezy dress, especially if I’m filming a YouTube video. Either way, Hanes’ comfortable undergarments hold me down underneath. A quick spray of a light perfume and some vaseline make me ready to head into the office!
Creating a Home Work Space That Makes You Confident
Art Prints: Pardon My Fro (use code “klaskink20” for 20% off) // Gold Foil Prints: Etsy // Given Me Life Tee: Et Cetera Boutique // Gold Dry Erase Board: Target // Snake Plant: Home Depot // Gold Office Supplies: Super Paper LA via Target // Gold Display/Storage Box: Threshold via Target // Gold Wine Bottle: DIY with Rustoleum Spray Paint
When I moved, one of the most important things to me was creating an office space that I would want to be in every day. I knew that white and gold would be the main colors – white because it’s clean and bright, and gold because it’s classy and glitzy. I put up a few natural hair inspired art prints, as well as some sayings that inspire me to work hard. My favorite is “good things come to those who hustle”! I also have a white board where I jot down important events, upcoming projects, as well as goals for the month. Although I use lists on a regular basis to stay on top of my tasks, a wall calendar is a visual reminder of what I’m working towards for the week and month.
Even if you don’t have an entire room to yourself while you’re working, you can facilitate a confidence boosting work corner or desk simply by putting inspirational messages on the wall or on sticky notes, having little desk accessories in your favorite colors, and having some element of nature. If you have a black thumb like me, snake plants are apparently nearly impossible to kill, or you could always pick up some succulents.
Comfort + Confidence = Comfydence
The comfort of Hanes + the confidence I get from my workspace = comfydence! When I’m comfydent, I’m super productive and can crush my day’s to do list. The best part about working from home is the flexibility – I’m able to transition easily between reading and researching, to blogging and creating websites, and then I can just change my outfit and go out for a midweek date!
How do you stay productive while working from home?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.