It took me all of one day to turn off work and turn on hit the floor running! As a work from home, homeschooling mom-preneur my daily wear was lazy wear for as long as possible then throw on whatever was clean and head out the door. I rarely wore shoes except for flip flops or slide on fuzzy boots when it was chilly. And I was going….
That all changed the day I lost my job. I read YEARS ago on FlyLady.net that to be your most productive, you had to get dressed all the way to the shoes every morning when you got up. That was my favorite tip I ever read. She says “Shoes are a tool! and she made a point to say they must be laced up shoes for this to work.
So the morning after I lost my job, I changed my habits immediately…no more getting up and working in my PJs. I was up, showered, breakfast cooked and dressed with my laced up shoes before the kids even saw the sun.
I have been the most productive and the most joyful I think I could be in this last week as I face this job transition. And I quickly realized that. So while I know you are supposed to dress for the job you want, not the one you have…I’m going to be wearing my work out clothes for this time in my life. Because frankly, I have the job I want, raising my children, teaching my children, coaching my children, now I just need to find a way to support that job.
And my laced up shoes…well, there are step one to getting me there! So this mama, mom-preneur, teacher, coach is going to be wearing her workout clothes and tennis shoes as a uniform for the time being!