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Study from home tip: Get dressed for ‘class’

Posted on 26/08/2020 by

Getting dressed is a great way to boost your productivity when studying from home.

Do you want to be as productive as possible when studying from home?

Here’s a tip: get dressed for ‘class’!

Even though you’re in the comfort of your own home, getting dressed as if you’re leaving the house can do wonders for your productivity.

Here are a few reasons why.

It’s great for your mindset

Just like getting into your PJs signals to your brain that it’s time for bed, getting dressed signals to your brain that it’s time to start your day.

Getting dressed will put you in the right frame of mind to concentrate on your studies. Save your favourite comfy clothes for when it’s time to relax. 

It helps you focus

If you sit down to study in your PJs, you might always feel like there’s ‘something else to do’ (aka shower and get dressed) – which can really mess with your ability to focus.

By getting dressed and ready for the day as soon as possible, you’ll likely be able to better focus on your studies.

It’s great for video-conferencing

Ever gone to jump on a video call, only to realise your hair’s a mess and there’s food on your shirt? 

Getting dressed as if you’re going to a real class will help you feel much more comfortable and confident if you need to do any video calling with your tutors or classmates.

It creates a boundary between study and home life

When you study from home, the lines between study and home life can get blurred. 

Setting aside a ‘study wardrobe’ and ‘weekend wardrobe’ can be one way to create better boundaries.

What to wear when studying from home

We’re not suggesting you need to go full corporate – although if that appeals, by all means, go for it!

Clean jeans and a tee are perfectly adequate. A good rule of thumb is to wear something you’d be happy to leave the house in. 

Or, if you want to have some fun, you could even rummage through your fancy dress cupboard for a day! ITC ran a ‘best dressed’ theme week during NZ’s first lockdown, which was a huge hit. Check out our Facebook page for inspiration.

If you’re looking for more advice on staying productive while studying from home, don’t hesitate to reach out to your tutors – we’re here to help.

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