When people hear that I ‘Work from home’ (WFH), I see something like admiration and a glint of envy. I assure them that it also means 12-16 hour work days at crazy times. They pretend not to hear it and respond with ‘Atleast you do not have to commute. You need not have to dress up. You can lounge around in your pyjamas the whole day,’ with a dreamy eyed look.
It’s been a few weeks since I decided to change it, giving up on the pyjamas that is. I have to confess it was becoming too easy to be at home ‘lounging in pyjamas’ and letting my hair do whatever it wants. For any outside errand, I would send my sons as it meant I had to change my clothes. It made me LAZY and kept me bound to the house.
So, I dug into the cupboard and pulled out the salwar kameezes, leggings and ‘good’ clothes which I keep as work wear. I realised there is no point keeping them in the cupboard to wear to work considering I go to office once a month or two at the most. The clothes had begun to look neglected with some musty smell. They were also looking a bit dated when I go to office and see the ladies in the latest prints.
I started wearing casual work clothes at home since past few weeks and the effort has been rewarding. No longer do I slouch around considering I only have been wearing them for a few weeks. I also feel good and confident. I have started to take care of my appearance as well. My hair and skin are grateful for that. And the inner happiness shows on my face.
Lets see how long this lasts.
Have you been affected by such a slump?