• Health,  Lifestyle,  work

    Working from Home – Create A Working Space

    Most people would find the idea of working from home a complete dream. It gives you flexibility when it comes to the working day, there’s no stressful commute, sitting stuck for what seems like hours trying to make your way into the city, and, if you so want it, every day can be a pj day – no-one is actually going to see what you are working in. Recent research has claimed that remote workers can be up to 13% more productive than their office based counterparts, it seems that it is no longer frowned upon to fit your work around your family – to be that little more flexible.…

  • family,  Lifestyle,  work

    #OfficeJoys – Working Home And Away

    Whether you work in an office environment, or work from home, it has to be said, your work life is never perfect.  As someone who has been in both situations, I can totally see the view from both sides of the fence, there are pluses and negatives whichever way you choose. Furniture at Work, where you can find great quality  office furniture online, have produced the very tongue in cheek video featured above, to highlight that some days are a battle whether we travel to a work environment, or create one in our home. Working in an Office When I had my own office I was certainly more organised, with…

  • family,  Lifestyle,  work

    4th Office – Making flexible working a reality

    An interesting post on the Freelancers Union website today talks about why so many women are choosing to work freelance. Sara Horowitz states that:- “…Even more than our male counterparts, our lives play out in stages that don’t fit well with a corporate world dominated by men. By our 30s, many women are starting families and struggling with taking time away from the office. By our forties, we’re often hitting the glass ceiling in terms of pay and promotions. By our fifties and sixties, unfortunately, we’re often being ignored altogether…” (Read full piece here.) This was certainly true for me. Starting a family in my thirties, combined with health issues…