Monday, May 30, 2011
works cited: out of print tee shirt; skirt c/o spotted moth; urban outfitters flats
I am a big proponent of the get-dressed-to-get-stuff-done school. As much as I try to cajole myself into thinking I will be really productive in an old pair of Christopher's basketball shorts, when I am wearing pajamas, my brain is on vacation. Because my job this summer will involve a lot of work from home and coffee shops, I know it will be particularly important that I motivate myself to put on real clothes to put my head in work-mode. Yesterday morning, for example, I lazed around the house reading the newspaper in pajamas thinking "I'll start working in ten minutes..." for about forty minutes. When I finally wrangled myself into this outfit (a literary tee shirt for good measure), I found it was easy to lock myself in my study and work efficiently. Now comes the problem that's more difficult to solve--how to convince myself to take my own advice in the morning.