Do You Work in Your Pajamas?


I was reading a newsletter from this up-and-coming freelance marketplace and the testimonial of a contractor caught my eye. When asked what the best thing about working from home was, she said, “Right now, I’m in my pajamas.”

I don’t know what it is with some people that they get such a kick from working in their pajamas!

I have 5 reasons why I would never work in my pajamas:

  1. Dressing up for work mentally prepares me for the day’s challenges.
  2. If you’re like me and your home office is in a corner of your bedroom, it can be difficult to fight the urge to jump into bed especially when you’re dressed for the occasion.
  3. I want to be dressed decently if I happen to have an impromptu video call with a prospect or a client.
  4. If you’re home-based, the only time you actually get dressed is when you get out of the house. And tell me, how many times would that be in a week?
  5. Do you really want to be in pajamas all day? Seriously?

Whether you’re working from home or in a corporate setting, I really think you should be dressed appropriately. It’s also for your own good. Remember what they say: Dress for the job you want.

Image: Thanks, Prototype7

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About Karla

I am an e-mail marketer, editor, and writer. My passions are yoga, food, and Filipino arts and culture.

2 responses to “Do You Work in Your Pajamas?”

  1. Ariel Price says :

    I completely agree! Forcing myself to get dressed everyday prepares my mind to work. I don’t accomplish much in my pajamas.

  2. Karla says :

    Hello, Ariel,

    Thank you for coming by, and nice blog you got there!

    Now that I’m working from home all the time, I’m usually dressed in yoga clothes, certainly a lot more decent than pajamas.

    Looking forward to reading more of your posts, especially the one on Fifty Shades! :) I know we’ll agree on so many things about it!

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