Many of our lifestyles have shifted to social distancing and working from home. It has been an adjustment, but on the bright side, there are a few perks. Maybe you’re getting a few extra minutes of beauty sleep instead of battling a commute. Or you finally have the time for indulgences like reading a book or taking a bath. With the outside world coming into the home experience, sometimes the lines feel blurred. Create a positive work/life balance. Here you’ll find tips to keep cozy and be camera-ready for your next Zoom meeting.
Working from Home
Tip: Change clothes for work and play
You got the news that you’ll be working from home. The first thought usually is: “I can work in my pajamas!” It’s a popular idea because we all love our comfy sleepwear. Changing clothes though will translate into a more productive day. It signals “business time.” Your brain will shift naturally into a professional mindset. At the end of the workday, you can then slip into your
Tip: Integrate cozy clothing into your workwear
You’re probably now thinking, “What should I wear? Can I still stay comfy?” Absolutely! Suiting up isn’t totally necessary. The idea is to look polished and put together, even if it’s on the casual side. Top off a simple T-shirt with a statement necklace. Try a pretty, loose-fit gauze top over pants with some stretch. A soft sweater dress or a cuddly cardigan will help you feel cozy while you’re sipping coffee in your home office. Click here for even more ways to look chic in the most comfortable way possible.
Carving out Time for Yourself
Tip: Create a serene sanctuary
Since you’re at home a lot these days, allow for peaceful moments. Treat yourself to an at home treatment. Another way to add comfort is cozy clothing. The same sweatpants can feel a little stale day after day. Refresh with luxury pieces like a chenille robe.
Tip: Make it fun
Socializing is good for the soul. Even if we can’t be with our friends and co-workers in groups, we can still stay connected. Plan a virtual happy hour. (Besides Zoom, the gang can also hop on Google Hangouts, Skype, or Facetime). Plan an hour where everyone can catch up and sip their favorite beverage. For alone time, get into a staycation mindset. A workout, yoga, cooking, or a creative project are great ways to transition from work mode to relaxation mode. Right now many instructors are offering free online demonstrations and classes.
Keeping cozy can help ease stress. While there are feelings of uncertainty, we can embrace the moments we have at home. Whether you’re in work mode or enjoying a replenishing moment, elements of comfort in your home will enhance your mood. Find more cozy offerings here.