Dressing up in a Time of Quarantine: A Perspective on Productivity and Mood!

Hi everyone,

It’s been a minute but I am still here. πŸ™‚

Quarantine is being experienced worldwide and so many continue to face the horrible devastation of this ongoing pandemic. Sad to say that everyone is affected and in different ways. My heart goes out to everyone during this time wherever they are at.

I can’t tell you how many times in the past few weeks I have attempted to finish this post but didn’t feel as motivated. Quarantine blues anyone? I have so much to be thankful for and it’s hard to not think of what others are having to go through right now. Personally, I literally have to take one day at a time and try to find joy where I can.

Hello from the other side! πŸ™‚

I am being creative and reading lots but writing seems distant with not so much prompting these past weeks. Anywho, I pushed to finish this. *Pats self on back!

Change in Motion

We are coping and adjusting in so many different ways to endure this temporary situation that has shifted everyday life as we know it. Social media and some news networks are riddled everywhere with fun challenges, quotes, memes, tips for working from home and business survival tips to name a few. All of which are aimed at adding and creating value as well as humour and positivity during such a difficult time as we navigate the way forward.

I thought it would be a great post to throwback on the dress-ups that occurred during the past couple months. I also wanted to share some perspectives on how dressing up has impacted my productivity and mood during quarantine.

Minerva Maker Photo shoot: Two-Piece Look by Amshina

Dressing up

I am of the belief that productivity can be fuelled by the environment. This is not always the case but what that means is that the setting fuels the amount and quality of work you do. For me it’s having a clean space and at times dressing up to do the work.

Pretending in the backyard I am a tourist on vacation looking for directions πŸ™‚

Dressing up shifts my perspective of the tasks ahead and gives me an extra pep. I am sure it’s not like that for many but especially during this quarantine time that theory of mine is reinforced.

So as you can imagine, I have been getting dressed up during quarantine. Not just for product photoshoots but to actually get work done for my business. Some days are more productive than others but being intentional about my daily wardrobe is a thing at the moment.

This was a good planning day just after Quarantine started in March πŸ™‚

I even throw in some of my conversation piece earrings. I have resurrected earrings I haven’t touched in years as they have been boxed away. I look forward to wearing a new one each day and it not only brightens my mood but it puts me in a happy work mode which in turn affects my work.

Sporting my colour block top and handmade earrings by The Handmade Jungle πŸ™‚

Dressing up has aided me even on those days I don’t feel my best or motivated to do anything. Getting dressed has altered those moments tremendously.

This was my birthday outfit April 6 πŸ™‚ made by Amshina

Now when I say get dressed up it’s not the full works with make-up and all, at least not always. Lord knows I am not that wasteful lol. I only do a little make up on the days I do a product shoot. Otherwise my dress up varies from sweats and a nice blouse or my boyfriend jeans and a tee or blouse. I even wear some of my own pieces around the house. They all add to quarantine style I would have never imagined and has forced me to consider a regular work wardrobe when working from home.

Lounging in this Two-Piece set from my Minerva Makes πŸ™‚

I am thinking about all the pieces I like and the pieces that allow me to be working at home one minute and then being able to leave to run errands or a meeting in the same look.

So you can say this boost in intentionally dressing up while working at home has produced some great ideas for my business ethics moving forward. I am happy to say I am pleased.

Tester Jumper pattern for myself using Mcalls M7330. My first button down style πŸ™‚

I know many of you are probably working from home as well. How has it been for you? Are you dressing up? Are you discovering new ways of productivity? Perhaps your pjs are perfectly fine for your productivity? Do tell. I would love to hear.

My most recent make for my Minerva Makers Blogging. Another Two-Piece set by Amshina!

Even if you are not working from home I would still love to hear if you are having any dress up days to boost your mood while in quarantine.

Thanks so much again for stopping by. I know it’s been a while but thank you so much for sticking with the blog.

I am wishing you and your family wherever you are all the best during this time as we continue to be safe and healthy.



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