Enclothed cognition is the influence that clothes have on the wearer’s psychological process, which is why you should still get dressed while working from home. You may prefer to dress down after work and on the weekends, but you will benefit from getting dressed as though you were going to work—even when you WFH. Maybe not suited up, but at least business casual.
It’s All About You
Dressing for success isn’t something new but enclothed cognition is about how clothing makes you feel, not how others perceive you. So, get up, shower, and get dressed. Yes, you may choose to be a bit more comfortable at home than at work—like maybe you wear slippers, flipflops or go barefoot.
Consider Your Goal
It might be a cut, shape, print or color that you love. Or something that when you put it on makes you stand taller or feel more powerful, productive or confident. That’s what you should be wearing while working from home. Don’t forget details such as accessories, hair, and makeup. Even if you tone it down a bit, these tips help to create your look and feel.
If you are feeling sluggish or are less productive at home this is one small change that may help get you back on track.