Working in my PJ’s

The best part about working from home is that you can work in your PJ’s.

The worst part about working from home is that you can work in your PJ’s.

I’m only on day two but I’m already finding it hard to get dressed in anything but my comfy pajamas. Yes, everyone did tell me to start each day by showering and getting ready as if I’m headed to the office (which I have done!) but instead of throwing on clothes, I throw on a new clean pair of pajamas. They are comfortable, don’t require any ironing and I don’t have to worry about whether or not they match. I’ve stuck to my plan of 30 mins of exercise a day so I have changed into workout gear but after my run, it’s right back into a pair of PJ’s. I’m about as productive during pajama time as I am while in “real clothes” and I am only able to take advantage for a month but it did get me thinking… Why don’t I wear all my clothes!  That’s seems like a logical train of thought, right? Let me elaborate. I have decided that I will wake up every morning and try on a new outfit from my closet, I’ll go though each piece and see if it passes the “will I actually wear this again” test. If I don’t find the dress, jeans, t-shirt etc is comfortable or makes me feel good than it won’t make it’s way back into the closet, it will be donated.  Dots are connecting right? My closet isn’t that big so if I get through all my clothes by the end of the month, I’ll start mixing and matching to make new outfits with the clothes that have made the cut.

The best part is that I won’t be working in my PJ’s.

The worst part is that I won’t be working in my PJ’s.

 

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My extra two hours a day

My office is moving and for the next four weeks I will need to work from home. This means that I have gained an extra two hours in my day by not commuting. That’s an extra 10 hours a week!  I feel like I just hit the lottery with all this extra time and I plan to make sure that I don’t waste it away watching E! Channel or scrolling through Instagram. No wait, I totally plan to continue scrolling through Instagram but it will be limited.

Here are a list of things I plan to do with my spare time:

1. Exercise – Whether it’s running or doing the Jillian Michael’s 30 day shred, I am committing to half an hour of exercise a day. EVERY DAY!

2. Cooking – According to my calendar, I have 1 baby shower and 2 dinners already planned. I am allowing myself 5 cheat meals for the entire month. So I have 2 meals saved for the unexpected! That’s 5 cheat MEALS, not days. The rest of the time I will be preparing and cooking all my meals and snacks.

3. Clearing out – I’ve lived in the same apartment for 10 years and even though I don’t consider myself a hoarder, it’s amazing how much stuff I’ve accumulated over the years. A co-worker told me recently about a rule that they follow “If I haven’t used it in 3 months, it’s gone!”  This doesn’t include seasonally items. I am going to be clearing out my cupboards, closets and finally going through the boxes in my storage and getting rid of it all!

4. Developing a green thumb – Last Sunday, my mom helped me pick out some herbs and a green pepper plant. Plants are not my thing but it’s never too late to try.

5. Blogging – Since I won’t have my co-workers to disturb, I’ll need to find some way to talk about my plants, my storage room findings and my cooking adventures. So stay tuned for my regular posts about how I use my extra two hours a day!