This morning, I focused on a group of activities: my morning routine. It’s a little embarrassing to type it out, admitting that I don’t put much thought into it. I don’t, more so over the past year working remotely.
I go into autopilot, doing the bare minimum knowing that I won’t be interacting with people (in person) unless I leave my house. Conference and video calls are easy to work around. So I dress and groom to a point where I made an effort but, I know I’ll be hanging around the house.
I have wanted to break this cycle many times. There are a lot of tips out there on how dressing for how you want to feel (and present yourself to others), and they’re true. I feel and work better when I do put in more effort.
Moving forward, I will make more time in the mornings to set a better tone for the day. This includes adding some exercise, taking time to prepare and eat breakfast, properly groom, and dress at a better level.