We’ve all heard all sorts of productivity hacks. Maybe you’ve tried some that have worked, and maybe you’ve tried some that are just not for you. The point is that there are hundreds of tips that get thrown around in the personal and professional world to improve your productivity. There’s one that’s often overlooked, and it’s all in the way you dress.
Have you ever heard of the saying, “Look good, feel good.”? Well, there have been scientific studies that look into the validity of this statement and the cause and effects of dressing in a way that you enjoy and it turns out that there are a number of psychological and sociological effects to dressing nicely. What researchers have found is that when people feel comfortable in the clothes that they pick out in the morning, their levels of endorphins increase, their testosterone increases, and their self-motivation increases. Dressing well, meaning dressing in a way that you like and enjoy, makes you work harder and work better. It’s a small trick, just take more time in picking out your clothes and you will start being more productive. It’s similar to eating a good breakfast or working out in the morning. Dressing well puts your brain and body in a positive state of mind that allows you to better concentrate, focus, and enjoy what you are doing. We all know that when we enjoy what we are doing we it a little better and a little faster than if we didn’t.
If you aren’t happy with your wardrobe and think you may have to pick up an item or two in order to genuinely enjoy the way you dress everyday, then go out and grab a few pairs of pants or shirts. It can get pricey, but Groupon has these amazing Coupons for JCPenney that even give you 40% what you buy there. Use these coupons, grab a couple new outfits, and get on your way to improving your productivity.