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Work From Home Attire, TV Shows and Keeping Positive

 

I thought about how, in isolation, many of you are probably wearing leggings, sweatpants and soft joggers. Companies are responding by offering WFH pieces. I wanted to put together some pieces that you can wear during this time and ask, does getting dressed for the day to help your mood in this situation? What are you grateful for at this time?

Working from Home

I love to dress up that is no secret.:-)Β  But at times like these, besides wearing denim or a casual dress around the house, I do enjoy wearing some athleisure wear like joggers and knit tops. I love the wedge sneakers that are popular, and now is the time to find some of them on sale. Most days though I am in Ugg like slippers or my Ascis sneakers as we have been walking every day with the pups 2 or 3 miles.

If you are working from home, do you have a set schedule that you are following? If you are retired, have you created a schedule during this time? For me, I find that if I have a bit of structure, I can focus better and get more accomplished. I have been blogging for 6 years now, and after making my morning pot of coffee, I begin to write and work on my blog, social media, visit others. The social connection with the blog is something I am grateful for!

I think soft and comfy clothes are fine for a while, but don’t let everything go to pot. I think if we do our hair, put on some makeup, and wear casual clothing it may make us feel better. Maybe just try one of those things.

I know when I was really sick at the beginning of my EDS journey, I put on no makeup, was throwing my hair back in a ponytail, and wore all black- tee shirt and yoga pants with sneakers. What lipstick color I would wear was the least of my concerns. But, as I began to find treatment and feel better, I dressed differently. Maybe not to the nines, as I was still laying in bed, going to hospitals, but I knew it wasn’t me.

Self-care is important as always, so adding that lipstick or curling your hair may just help your mood a bit for the day.

I do a lot of self-talk these days, in my mind, where I remind myself that attitude is so important to overcoming hard times or challenges in life. I have lived by this with my condition, and if I had given up, I would be laying in bed each day, not bothering with life and complaining about my daily pain. Instead, I choose to keep a positive attitude and try my best, doing what I need to do to improve my health.

With all of the negative news and overall feeling of this National Crisis, it could be easy to feel hopeless and scared. Choosing to have a more positive attitude, knowing it won’t last forever, and living in the moment, can help with anxiety and just a feeling of hopelessness.

See what you can do, take each day one day at a time. That is what I am trying to do. I am not saying it is easy, as I struggle on some days, but I am trying to do the best I can and stay at home. My puppies are loving the extra attention, but they are used to my hubby and I being home through most of the day. They are sure a comfort. Being able to snuggle with them, pet them, and just play is very therapeutic for me as well!

I am sharing some affiliate links below for loungewear or casual clothes you may want to wear at this time. * The blog may make a small commission, at no cost to you.

TV SHOWS

The Outsider- Steven King

The Sinner ( Season 3)- Twists and character driven.

Acorn TV-Line of Duty, Midsommer Murders- You may be able to find these on Netflix as well. My favorite English drama and mystery series. Line of Duty is about police corruption, Midsommer Murders is a campy, fun show with 2 detectives solving these Murders in Midsommer.

Better Call Saul- If you liked Breaking Bad, you need to see this.

Love is Blind- I don’t usually go for “reality shows” but it was entertaining to see the “contestants” choose someone based upon conversation not sight.

Mindhunter- When the name “Serial Killer” was invented along with the show’s focus on criminal psychology with 2 FBI agents in the main roles.

The Fall- Gillian Anderson. A Psychological procedural, it will leave you wanting more!

Vikings- History channel.

How Are You Staying Positive?

I mentioned taking one day at a time. Find the things that bring you joy, sometimes it is just the small things in life. Making a dinner for the family, spending more time playing with puppies, enjoying the flowers outside as you take a walk. Enjoy nature.

When we think about things long term it can become overwhelming and anxiety-producing. Just focus on the now.

So tell me, how are you staying positive? What are you wearing and watching at home?

Take care and stay safe,

Jess xx

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Amy Ann Arnold
    April 4, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Doing our best to stay positive over here too! Good tips.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 4, 2020 at 4:15 pm

      Hi Amy, I know it can be hard! Good to hear, thank you!

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    shelbeeontheedge1
    April 4, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    I also am more grateful than ever for this blogging community to keep me connected and uplifted and giving me purpose! I have spent most days over the past 3 weeks in jammies or sweatpants with no bra and I have been enjoying it! But I do have to get dressed in actual clothes about once a week and get outside. Take some outfit photos in a remote and vacant location and go for a walk with the family. I do shower every day though and put on makeup and fix my hair in case I decide to video chat with someone! Haha. Stay positive, my friend, and keep sharing all your positive energy with us!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 4, 2020 at 3:54 pm

      Yes, I know what you mean! A purpose! Me the same! I am dressing here and there and also in a robe. It depends. I am taking several Epsom salts baths a day for some muscle relief since I dont know when I ll get my treatment. Yes, several days I am dressing for the blog and taking in front of the house. It felt good to wear makeup. I havn’t done the video chat thing yet. Same here my friend.

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    Lisa Dimeo
    April 4, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    For 26 years, I got up and dressed for work. When I lost my job in October, It was nice to not have to get dressed but thenI found myself always slouchy with no mojo. I have started back to getting up, making my bed and putting on some clothes before starting the day. It may be workout attire or casual but I had to start doing that. It makes a lot of difference in your mood.
    Lisa

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 4, 2020 at 3:12 pm

      HI Lisa
      How are you? That is quite awhile to have that routine. I taught Music and Elementary for about 9 years before being diagnosed with EDS and dealing with those problmes. I am used to being home to work but everything else is tough. I do think casual clothes with a bit of makeup can certainly help. I love dresses so I will wear those and now leisure ware.

  • Reply
    FASHION TALES
    April 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    I have watched The Fall a couple or so years back. It was good. Staying positiveis the way to go. Hope you enjoy the weekend. <3

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 4, 2020 at 11:57 am

      Yes, it was one of my favorites. I am watching some documentaries on Netflix too. Enjoy the weekend as well. I am going to spend time outside as it is sunny here .

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    fiercefashion
    April 3, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    I’d like to find lightweight pants with an elastic waist. I don’t want to “let myself go”, but they’d sure be nice right about now. I haven’t looked for any new shows to watch, but am thinking about maybe some classic moves.

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 4, 2020 at 11:55 am

      Hi Kim
      You may want to try Target online. I think I may get a lounge set myself. Classic movies sound good! I should look at up too!

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    Jodie
    April 3, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    I know what you mean about feeling better when we take a little time with our appearance. We’ve been watching more tv now than ever….but hopefully that will change soon.
    XOOX
    Have a good weekend Jess,
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 4, 2020 at 11:54 am

      Since I have to take a breather in the afternoon from fatigue, I have been enjoying some TV shows, but yes!

  • Reply
    legalleeblondeblog
    April 3, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    I totally agree with you just taking it one day at a time and finding the little bright spots in each day!
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 4, 2020 at 11:54 am

      Hi ! Yes, it becomes overwhleming if we start thinking months down the line. The way to stay calmer is day to day and I am doing what I can do outside.

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    mireilleftm
    April 3, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    I haven’t started any new shows. I am keeping up with my regular ones and we occasionnally rent something.
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 4, 2020 at 11:09 am

      Im looking to start Ozark and am enjoying my regular shows as well. I want to rent JoJo Rabbit as a movie this weekend.

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    thisblondesshoppingbag
    April 3, 2020 at 7:16 am

    Finding TV shows I haven’t seen is getting very hard! We love Better Call Saul. I’ve seen The Sinner, The Fall, and we just finished Ozark – it was soooooo good! I’m always on the hunt for the next good show!
    Hope you have a good weekend friend!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 3, 2020 at 10:13 am

      I know what you mean! My mom said “The Restaurant” on Amazon is very good. Downton Abbey vibes. I’ll be watching Ozark this weekend. You too!, have a good weekend. xx

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