Bleary eyed, day after day he or she sits at home staring at the computer, clad only in a pair of scruffy (and somewhat smelly) pajamas. Alone.
If the freelancer is a guy, it’s been at least a week since he shaved. And of course, a female freelancer wears no makeup.
That is the stereotype anyway. Everyone knows that freelance writers rarely leave home and have poor personal hygiene, right?
If truth be told, there have been days when I’ve worked in my pajamas. But I don’t do that often, do you know why?
I’ve found that I feel more professional and do better work when I dress for my workday–even when I work from home. My guess is that the same is true for you.
(By dressing for my day, I don’t mean formal attire. Most days I don a clean tee-shirt and a pair of jeans. I’m still all about comfort.)
In this post, I share three reasons why you should get out of your pajamas and out of your home office.