So… I came up with another one of my bright ideas, and last Friday I put it into action. The idea was pretty simple: I bet I could be more productive at work if I dressed like a productive worker. In my mind, the model of a productive worker was something like an accountant. In my mind, something like an accountant wore something like dressy pants, a shirt, and a tie.
The verdict: Not a success. Not surprisingly, it took me a lot longer to get ready in what I generously still consider the “morning”, I lost some time straightening my shirt repeatedly, fixing my tie, and generally being uncomfortable. I also stood around the coffee pot waiting for fellow co-workers to appear, so that we could discuss the most recent local sporting event. [“I say, the most recent sporting event was quite unfavorable for our side.”]
I’m going to have to give it a bit more thought, and perhaps I’ll revisit this idea with a slightly altered approach.