Find out why staying in your pyjamas all day could slow you down, in more ways than you might think
For those of us that are still working from home or have been furloughed due to covid-19, staying in our pyjamas all day can be a tempting a thought, especially when we’re faced with staying at home for a good few months. It’s not like we have to commute to the office anymore or be at actual physical meetings, right?! But staying in your pyjamas all day isn’t a good idea, and here’s why.
It’s important in times like these, when our schedules are thrown into chaos and our usual patterns of habit are thrown into the air, that we maintain a routine. Getting up at the same time each day and getting dressed can have more of an impact on your frame of mind than you think!
The psychology of getting dressed out of your sleeping clothes and into your working clothes in the morning creates a new mindset, and overtime you will associate getting dressed in the morning with preparing for the working day ahead, changing not only your mindset but your psychological pace and focus too.
Whilst most of us have often dreamed of staying in our pyjamas all day, kicking back and putting our feet up on the sofa, the reality of that may be somewhat different to how we imagined. We associate pyjamas with sleeping and winding down, wearing them all day the next day can make us feel demotivated and lazy, which can have an impact on our productivity levels and can lead to low levels of activity.
To avoid the above, set your alarm for the same time everyday and stick to it. Get dressed as soon as you get up to avoid staying in your sleepwear too long, brush you hair and spritz on your favourite scent to get you mentally prepared for work, even if it is just from your sofa!
As previously mentioned, staying in our sleepwear all day can make us feel lazy and demotivated, which not only has a negative impact on our mental wellbeing, but our physical one too. Lack of movement and feeling isolated isn’t good for the body or mind, so it’s important we move around as much as we can.
Getting dressed in the morning will make you feel ready for the day, and mentally gets you into the mindset of being productive and getting things done. Make sure you take scheduled breaks throughout the day, and also make sure to get out of the house for at least an hour each day too. Staying in one spot too long, especially in your nightwear, isn't good for anyone.
If you can relate to the above, don't worry! It's not too late to start getting into a healthy routine today.