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Hello from Denise!

Working from home has been an interesting experience ! I slipped into a routine  pretty quickly after the drama of the clinic closing due to COVID-19. 

Having to set up a whole new way of working, creating a proper work area in the office/ spare bedroom, not having the usual people on the end of the phone to deal with queries as almost all companies are working with skeleton staff this means that things you normally fly through are taking much longer. Not seeing colleagues and catching up with what’s happening in their everyday lives seems strange, great that we have to have technology to keep in touch. Mandy and I have a scheduled Zoom meeting every morning at 10 to check in and discuss what’s happening with the business and what to do moving forward. 

I miss seeing all our lovely patients, so many of them I have got to know over the past 17 years feel like friends coming into the clinic. The positives are you definitely get more work done working from home! Using the time differently means I have combined working with taking my daily allowed exercise early afternoon, going for lovely walks in Hatfield Park, and having the time to notice the seasons change, the daffodils are now being replaced by bluebells and the fields full of lambs, then coming back refreshed to carry on working. 

I feel it’s really important to have a routine, to start work at a set time, showered, dressed etc as if you were going to the office, let people know you are working from home so friends and family don’t call for a long catch up! Make sure you get up and move around and have a cup of tea, we are all tea monsters in the clinic! It’s very easy when there’s no patients to greet or physios that need tea between patients to get involved with what you are doing with out taking a breather. 

All in all it’s a nice way to work but I can’t wait to get back to the clinic to start rebuilding the amazing service we offered our patients and catching up with our fabulous team!
 

Posted by: AislingBirch
Date: Thu, May 07, 2020

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