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Becky, our Senior Account Executive shares her advice for working from home

April 2020Callie

As many of us are adjusting to working from home for the first time, we find ourselves getting to grips with new ways of communicating, working alongside new – sometimes furry – colleagues or mindlessly raiding the cupboard for snacks to keep us going. We thought we’d share how the FIG team are getting on to offer some WFH tips, and to show you that you’re not alone in this. If nothing else, it might give you some new snack inspiration…and who couldn’t use that right now?

  • Don’t just jump straight into work as soon as you get downstairs. Take some time for yourself first. Whether you go for a walk, play with the dog, or even just sit in the garden with a cup of tea and enjoy the stillness (how weird is it with no planes flying overhead?), it seems to fool your brain into thinking you’ve travelled to work, and puts you in a much better headspace which in turn, makes you more productive.
  • Music is great as background noise. TV is not. And if you think you can stick Ru Paul’s Drag Race on whilst you’re working and it not be a distraction, you are wrong wrong wrong!
  • If you’ve got a child at home with you, you just have to straight-up accept the fact that a 9-5 working day is off the cards. Splitting the day up into manageable chunks is a much better way of working – set yourself small, achievable tasks, and come to terms with the fact that your to-do list will probably take longer to tick off than it normally did. Everyone is still finding their groove with their new set up, but we’ll all get there. Just be kind – to yourself and to each other.

My new colleagues – Edie (the one with two legs) and Busker (the one with four legs) – are endlessly distracting, messy as anything and the neediest workmates I’ve ever had, but they’re also great fun and they never fail to put a smile on my face. Well, apart from my first video conference with a client when Edie spent the first five minutes calling him daddy!


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