Worn: Chained to my desk, killing my to-do list
Dress: Old Navy
Accessories: Ardene & Forever 21
I knew there would come a day in the 30 for 30 challeng I would not want to take a pic, I just didn’t think it would be day 4! I have so much work to do today, and my workday is shortened due to an appointment this afternoon with the kids, so I was really tempted to skip a day, but if you skip one, then you skip another, and so on.
It’s the same way with getting dressed in the morning, once you stop doing it once or twice a week, then it becomes a habit. I know it’s great dream to spend all day in your pj’s – but that’s what lazy Sunday’s are for. As someone who works from home and is completely in charge of my own productivity, I know all too well the importance of getting dressed. When I don’t dress the part of a lady with a “real job” then I find it all too easy to be distracted by Facebook, the television, or even dishes in the sink.
I was sort of hesitant to share these pics with you all (especially after all the fuss I made about curling my hair yesterday), but here I am, keeping it real – and apparently unwilling to smile. There are many days that I pull my slightly greasy hair back, and get to work – cause mama’s gotta make the dollars to buy all the shoes. (I know, I’m not cool, you don’t even have to tell me that).
Oh but wait – this blog post wouldn’t be complete without a random footnote now would it? So this is my standing desk. I’ve been using it full time for over 4 months and I just have to tell you how much I love it – let me count the ways …
? This is the first time I’ve placed a desk under the window and been able to actually enjoy the sunshine (I don’t have a view)
? I stand up when I really want to blow through some tasks. I usually set a timer and use the Pomadoro technique in partnership with standing and pacing. In the beginning it was hard to stand all day, but now I find that I can easily work standing up for 2 hour periods.
? I sit on my stool when I’m really focussed on something, or writing. (I am still on the hunt for a really comfy stool, mine is wood)
? My back hurts so much less than before, however, now I have to wear shoes all day, which kind of sucks. I am thinking of trying one of those gel feet mats though, if you have any recommendations, please share!
Hope that today’s post helps you feel better about keeping it real ladies – now it’s back to the to-do list for me!