MY WFH REGIME: TERESA PETERS

During these uncertain times, Luxe has been checking in at several 'home offices' across the region. This week, we catch up with Personal Performance and Executive Coach, Teresa Peters.
My WFH Regime: Teresa Peters

I GET UP ON A MORNING FOR…

It begins with four Alexa alarms from each room accompanied by a whiney noise from Albie – our crazy Border Collie – requesting a morning stretch in the garden. I then feed, Sparky, our cross-eyed Ragdoll cat. Like many, we no longer have the school-run to manage, so we proceed to shout out to the 12-year-old twins ‘get dressed, eat breakfast, Joe Wicks class by 9 then schoolwork!’

I’m a night owl, so you’ll not catch me doing morning yoga as the sun rises. I’d rather exercise mid-afternoon or early evening and burn off some of my high energy.

BREAKFAST IS…

Usually porridge for me and smoothies if I’m feeling smug.

MY DESK SET-UP INCLUDES…

I like to work from the living room when coaching or focussing on mild tasks – the sofa is yellow which is in-keeping with my brand. Yellow gives me joy and energy. We have an office under the stairs where I take private calls and get my head down. I tend to light scented candles to help me find my calm.

LUNCHTIME BRINGS…

A sandwich and possibly a second frothy Nespresso coffee. I tend to keep working through lunch if I can because once I’m distracted I find it hard to get back into laptop admin-style work.

TO BREAK AWAY FROM MY HOME OFFICE…

I go for a run or long walk with the dog. Other times I make snacks, try new breathing techniques and listen/watch anything to do with coaching and wellness.

WHEN 5 O’CLOCK HITS…

I actually don’t often do the 9 to 5 thing when WFH. A year ago, I journaled my most effective working hours… I love to ‘Eat That Frog’ first thing and get all my tasks and lists completed. I may work until 2pm (latest) without lunch whilst I’m in the flow. I often arrange meetings (or Zoom calls at the moment) after lunch, or go for a run because my brain really doesn’t function effectively mid-afternoon. I then start working again after tea. Like now, for instance, I’m in the zone – kids are fed, everyone is happy and so I’m free to work until around 9pm.

I’M WATCHING…

Homeland on Netflix love Kerrie. I love considering behavioural styles and understanding why people do what they do.

I’M READING…

Why – Simon Sinek. I rarely read fiction, I prefer to keep it real! My daughter is a brilliant writer who has such a vivid imagination, so she more than makes up for this gap.

I’M LISTENING TO…

Paul Lancaster – The Super Connector. A fantastic series of podcasts. I like to support entrepreneurs from the North East. I enjoy audible too – I have two books on the go… Mindset by Dr Carol Dweck and Not a Diet Book by James Smith.

3 TOP TIPS FOR STAYING AT HOME…

1. Always get up at a similar time each day and get dressed (encourage the kids do the same)!

2. Work at your peak performance times and fit around others in the household. After lockdown we discussed how we can work together under one roof – I got the kids to mind map their subjects and areas they’d like to focus on.

3. Get some fresh air and smile!

As long as I’ve ‘eaten the frogs’ early morning I know I’ll have a good day!

QUOTE OF THE DAY…

“Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” – Dolly Parton


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