This month has been deemed the month for home-based workers to don their bathrobes to do their work. Whilst I appreciate the sentiment and reasoning behind this idea, I honestly can’t say I’ve ever worked in my bathrobe in the almost 13 years of my business. For the record, I do enjoy the freedom that working at home gives me and constantly give thanks for it.
I don’t know about you but I find I cannot focus ‘professionally’ without being showered and dressed and out of my bedroom clothing. I guess getting changed before going into the office helps clear the ‘cobwebs’ from my night’s sleep and wakes me up properly. I know that some VAs have and do work in their robes – I just can’t, it’s not me.
But a pair of jeans or trackies are fine – I can always change my pants or put on a jacket if a client is coming, which is quite rare as most of my client contact is via email and phone – at least they can’t see me from the other end! KMT