Due to the current situation, we have all had to change our daily routines, at least to some extent. In some countries, people are isolated at home with no opportunity to even go out, except for necessary business trips, while in other countries, people are strongly advised to stay at home and work remotely. Even if you’re tempted to leave undressed at home, in this article we’ll explain why you shouldn’t stay in pajamas all day.
Due to its isolation, the home is no longer just a resting place, but for many it may also be an office and gym. Because of these changes in privacy, it is important to consider different factors during quarantine. For example, dressing, makeup, and regular meal schedules are all very important.
It is important to understand why it is important to maintain normal cleansing and dressing routines. This improves not only physical but also mental health. It helps you better summarize your schedule, maintain a routine, and manage your time at home.
Why not stay in your pajamas all day during home quarantine
Helps maintain daily rhythms
During isolation, stopping exercise and forgetting good eating habits may be tempting. In short, we completely forget about our daily routine. However, this is exactly the opposite of what we should do.
First, now is not a holiday; our intention is only to restrict our movement because of this unusual situation.
In contrast, we should strive to adapt our own routines as much as possible. This should include regular waking and going to bed time, meal times, exercise time and leisure time.
Likewise, different areas of your home should be converted for different purposes: own one or more areas for work and separate those spaces from the places you have reserved for leisure.
In order to follow the routine more effectively, it is very important to start the day by tidying up. So dress as if you were going to work. Staying at home in pajamas all day is not an option!
As soon as you’ve done your full day’s work hours, you can put on more comfortable clothes. This will help your mind relax and move you to different trees, even if you can’t leave home anywhere.
However, we recommend putting on pajamas when it is bedtime. This is how your body realizes that it is time to go to rest.
Dressing for work raises self-esteem and increases efficiency
Once you are isolated from home, you need to maintain your self-image without the external feedback you normally receive from people in your workplace or otherwise outside the home.
Therefore, you need to change clothes and promote this in your own individual way. This way, your motivation stays up and your mind does the day’s chores.
From this perspective, preparing in the morning, even during isolation, helps in a significant way and contributes to the next two aspects.
First, the need to be more effective. This is because at the moment, you may not have the external pressure to motivate you to do the necessary tasks.
Dressing for jobs and tasks will help you do them more efficiently. Here’s an example. If you’re starting an online course, you’ll learn significantly more if your clothing and work area reflect your studies.
Second, we have self-esteem. Under normal circumstances, this aspect of life is largely nurtured by the praise and recognition we receive from other people.
You know that home secluded encounters with other people are very limited. For this reason, this self-perception must be self-directed and nurtured.
To do this, taking care of yourself and tidying up are essential things. In this case, taking a shower, getting dressed and putting your hair on will boost your self-confidence.
This will not only help you maintain your routine, but also significantly improve your self-awareness and self-esteem. This will keep you motivated despite this difficult situation we are all currently going through.
Motivation is crucial when you encounter your feelings in home quarantine
As you know, motivation is required in any matter. It works right from waking up to going to bed. Your dreams and goals depend on it. However, motivation can be reduced by many factors, and one of them is being isolated night and day.
Likewise, when you become aware of a critical situation in the world and how you have had to change your routines so abruptly, it is quite normal for symptoms of anxiety and depression to begin to appear. This creates a general feeling of illness that affects not only your own ability to function, but also your loved ones. This is because what happens internally (within you) and externally (around you) go at the same pace.
Although these symptoms are almost unavoidable, it is important to know how to deal with them. This is where motivation enters the game. It allows you to find and apply tools to help you manage your own personal situation. In this case, you can nourish your motivation, for example, by dressing in the mornings.
The fact that you see little effort and don’t leave your pajamas all day during quarantine gives your body and brain a message that they need to wake up and take action. This way, you encourage yourself to do other things that motivate you and help you stick to your routine. All of this helps to cope with and control the avalanche of emotions that this situation causes.
Why do astronauts bother to dress up in space?
Finally, an example of the importance of dressing in a home quarantine. Have you ever wondered why astronauts bother to dress up in the mornings in space?
When they are on a space flight, they are usually isolated for several months in the tube. Nevertheless, they adopt a routine, supported by external things such as dress, to divide the day into different parts.
This example shows how important it is to maintain a daily routine. As we saw in this article, this includes changing clothes and assigning different spaces in the home to different trees. This makes this situation much more tolerable and you will be able to face it much better.