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How To Work From Home: Four Essential Survival Tips

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Do get dressed

Not because it will make you feel like a powerful businessperson. And not just because it changes the mindset and fires up those professional neurological pathways. No, because when people know that you work from home, they will inevitably pop by. I learned this lesson the hard way, just this January. My good friend Liz swung by to return something I’d left at her house, at 11am on a Friday. I was in full pyjamas, a white robe and white fluffy slippers on the couch, having my second, possibly third breakfast. There was shame, guilt, vulnerability and every other feeling Brené Brown would absolutely not tolerate. Even if just jeans and a jumper – dressing is advised.

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