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Dress How You Want to be Addressed

I’m sure you have heard the expression a thousand times if you heard it once, “dress your best” or “dress like you’re already famous”. But what do your clothes have to do with your work ethic and your personality? In simple terms, it’s not an exact correlation. However, studies have shown it’s linked to a confidence boost and an increase in productivity.

Let’s compare—you roll out of bed in your ketchup-stained band t-shirt and a baggy pair of sweatpants with dog hair all over it. You head to your nine to five office job, and you can’t get focused. You’re so comfortable, relaxed, and “vegged out”. You have a copious number of tasks to complete but your mind can’t get focused. You’re only able to focus on the next episode on Netflix you’re going to binge watch the second you get home. Maybe, just maybe you didn’t even get that far. You called out. You decided to take a personal day and lounge in your pajamas all day. Dishes are piling up, laundry needs to be done, and dog who shared that greasy burger with you last night needs to go for a walk. You can’t find the motivation. Your get up and go, got up and left. There has been zero productivity in your work life and your personal life.