The Pros and Cons of working from home. How to avoid the danger

By Jake Jorgovan
Photo used under creative commons courtesy of Matt Crawford
The other day I was sitting in my home office heads down getting things done.

Like most days, I didn't get dressed and sat around in my PJ's all day for the sake of comfort.

I was amidst a productivity session of putting out some great writing when my fiancée came home from a work meeting.

She took one look at me and said, "You need to put on real clothes."


Working without pants

It had been two days since I had really left the house and went out in public, yet it had been two extremely productive days.

There were no distractions, no commutes, and no time wasted dressing myself up to go out in public. Instead, I sat at my home and got shit done!

While working from home can be wonderful, it can also be a vicious cycle to get into.

One day you don't get dressed, and then the next, and then the next. Soon you are a smelly, hairy dude that no woman wants to touch.

My fiancée acts as my censor for when things are going too far, but not every guy is lucky enough to have a woman who will tell him when he needs to clean the hell up.

Instead, you need to become your own censor.


Get dressed at least twice per week

I know, jeans are not as comfortable as pajama pants.

A button-up does not have the same flow as a t-shirt.

Lets be real, shaving sucks.

But have some decency and clean yourself up every once in a while.

You partner will appreciate it if you do, and if you’re single then it will increase your chances of actually finding a partner.


Work from somewhere else one day per week

Find a coffee shop, a co-working space or somewhere else that you enjoy working.

Make it a habit of visiting this coffee shop once per week. This small ritual will force you to get out of the house and clean yourself up.


Dress up even when you’re not going out

Another solution is to simply get dressed even when you’re not going out. This sounds ridiculous but your partner will appreciate it, trust me.

Instead of having your partner coming home to you in pajama pants, try getting dressed up, clean shaven and putting on some nice cologne.

It’s an unexpected surprise and your partner will appreciate it.


The bottom line

I will be honest in saying that I write this whole article in pajama pants and a t-shirt.

I get it, you want to be comfortable. Be comfortable and enjoy it. But don't let the habit go on for too long.

Get yourself dressed up every now and then and get out of the house. Your will be better off because of it.


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