Have you ever hear this mantra?
“Professional suit for productivity, casual clothes for creativity”
Clothing is one of the bigger factors in determining how productive you will be in a day, especially because it is not only how others will perceive you and your ability to get a job done but also how you look at your own abilities.
There is a reason why a lot of businessmen wear suits to work and more laid back and creative companies wear t-shirts and more casual clothing.
Your clothes are a reflection of your environment, and if an environment is not nurturing to the project or task you are working on, then often times it doesn’t work out too well.
Wearing business attire is known to boost confidence and dressing professionally and comfortably can help how you get your work done throughout the day.
Think about sitting in the office and working with your winter jacket on or if you were painting with a suit on.
Your clothes affect your mood, your environment, and ultimately how productive you are in getting a job done.
In order to maximize productivity, take a look at what makes you comfortable, what you normally wear and the types of clothing others wear around you.
You might think that so called “factors outside of work” such as your clothes don’t affect how your day progresses but take a look at external factors in your life outside of work and you’ll notice that a lot of things often cross-over.
This is especially important for freelancers who work in different places or operate their own business.
Dressing appropriately and comfortably even if you are working from home will help boost confidence and your productivity because it will promote a more productive thought process.
Clothes help compartmentalize work from home, meaning your clothes help you determine where you are.
Wearing more professional attire can get you in the workflow while you might associate wearing more casual clothes with being at home or thinking creatively.