MY WFH REGIME: HELEN BIGGINS

During these uncertain times, Luxe has been checking in at several 'home offices' across the region. This week, we catch up with Helen Biggins, Enterprise Account Director at Ricoh UK Ltd.
My WFH Regime: Helen Biggins, Ricoh UK Ltd

I GET UP ON A MORNING FOR…

I’ve been trying to stick to a routine, so get up at 6am every day and go for an early run three mornings a week (all of my usual excuses for not going have disappeared during lockdown). I’m then ready to start work for 8am.

BREAKFAST IS…

I love a fruit smoothie made of frozen fruit, skimmed milk, porridge oats and yoghurt – with a strong black coffee as it is quick, easy and satisfying.

MY DESK SET-UP INCLUDES…

A big monitor as my eyesight isn’t what it used to be – and next to the window for natural light. I always have my notebook and headphones for my mobile, so I can write notes while on the phone. Lip balm, hand cream and nail file are usually somewhere close by, too.

LUNCHTIME BRINGS…

I love a walk with my toddler son to get some fresh air, although we’re not getting as far now as he wants to walk himself, so we have to stop to look at different leaves and see if the neighbour’s dog is about. This also gives my amazing husband a break from the childcare so he can do his exercise, too.

TO BREAK AWAY FROM MY HOME OFFICE…

As the weather has been so nice recently, I have been going outside and taking the time to appreciate having a garden in this difficult period.

WHEN 5 O’CLOCK HITS…

It becomes family time, playing with the Mega Bloks or watching Postman Pat Special Delivery Service (Pat would have to be the worst delivery man ever, there is not a single parcel he has delivered that he hasn’t used or damaged!) Then homemade tea, which, I must say, are getting more and more adventurous for weeknights as we are both home and it’s the highlight of our day.

I’M WATCHING…

Killing Eve and just finished The Nest.

I’M READING…

Anything crime thriller. I’m currently reading Peter May, Noble Path. Hoorah For Gin is next up on my read list, which I’m quite excited about.

I’M LISTENING TO…

Mainly Heart Radio to keep up to date with what is going on in the world. I also love the chat and variety of songs.

3 TOP TIPS FOR STAYING AT HOME…

1. Make sure your work place is separate from your out of hours area so you can switch off and relax.

2. Plan what you need to do each day and stick to it.

3. Take this opportunity to spend some quality family time and make some memories with those that matter most to us in the world.

QUOTE OF THE DAY…

“Remember today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.”


ricoh.co.uk

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