When it comes to the first day at a new job, it’s important to put your best foot (and face!) forward. One of the easiest ways to settle those first-day jitters and make a stellar first impression is to find the perfect work-appropriate look.
Wear your hair in a bun or a braid – Keeping your hair off your face sends the message that you are ready to get down to business.
Opt for comfortable shoes – the ones you can easily move around in.
Go easy on the perfume – keep it simple and light.
Get a fresh manicure – It’ll make you look as powerful and put together as you feel.
Accessorize tastefully – Don’t overdo it
Bonus tip – Stock up on mints – Chewing gum isn’t exactly the picture of professionalism.
Remember less is more. Keep it simple, radiant and refreshing and you will be feeling better than ever.
When you work from home, it can become challenging to find the work/life boundaries and balance. Set some ground rules to help you form clear distinctions between the two. Here are some of my rules –
Plan your day – Set work hours. It’s good to follow a 9 – 5 style of schedule to keep work as a priority.
Never work from the bed
Get dressed every morning – you won’t feel productive, if you don’t look the part
Take pre-planned breaks – I suggest taking frequent mini walks. This helps your body stay awake and refreshed.
Prioritize – Separate normal life from work life. Trying to multitask and tackle both at the same time will only get you overwhelmed and your outcome will suffer
Bonus tip – Don’t forget/delay your meals. Sometimes we get carried in the work we are doing and forget it’s lunch time.
I am finding these simple steps have made me appreciate working from home, and in turn left me more productive and happy. Being at home can make some people feel lazy, where all they want to do is work from their couch and this is why I have put in place certain boundaries for myself to ensure that I don’t enter either one of the extremes: the lazy or the workaholic. I feel so blessed to do what I do, in the comfort of my own home, and to be my own boss. Be a self-starter!
Happy 2019! Hope you had an awesome holiday and your first official week of the year was off to a great start. It is time to bundle up in the warmest sweaters and boots where I am. Sweater dresses are a staple part of my January outfits. They are chic and keep you warm in the dropping temperatures. Continue reading →
Here is a non-traditional holiday look. There is something magical and wintery about this color (Think Frozen). The beautiful baby blue color is perfect for this festive season especially when paired with a darker color like this black sparkly sweater. Stand out at your next holiday party in the array of red dresses with this modern combination. Continue reading →