Deviating from my usual route to work this week, I decided to venture out of the Square Mile to the hipster enclave of Shoreditch. Better known for its beards and skinny jeans, it’s also home to an explosive graffiti art scene where skulls, starfish and eagles scream out from derelict buildings.
Tucked away below the City’s high-rise monoliths is the Bevis Marks Synagogue. Dating back three hundred years, it is Britain’s first ever Jewish house of worship. Retaining all of its original features, it’s a hidden gem that passes most office workers by as they scurry to and from the Gherkin. Intrigued, I popped along during my lunch break to take a look.
With the dreaded end of year appraisals under way, now’s the time to reflect on your year’s achievements. Did you get everything done that you wanted to? Or were there certain tasks that remained neglected all year? To mark Work Wise Week 2017 , we’ve come up with 5 easy ways to boost your productivity at work. If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you always got, so now’s the time to grab the bull by the horns and turbo-charge your work efficiency in 2017.
Do you have an office dog? Would you love to bring your own dog to work? Perhaps, you feel that dogs have no place in the office. This week, we interview Cristina from The Londog and creator of the highly entertaining Office Dog series. Find out about the surprising benefits of working with dogs as well as a few of the drawbacks.
Following last week’s post on Obesity in the workplace, I felt it was time to dust off the running shoes and pound London’s pavements again. Going for glory, I opted for the Supernova London 5K race at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. After all, if it was good enough for Jessica Ennis-Hill.……
We’re all told that sitting is the new smoking but how much is really being done to tackle obesity in the workplace? Startling statistics from insurance company, UNUM, reveal that 64% of UK adults are now classed as overweight or obese. Yet while the majority of office workers remain seated for up to ten hours a day, less than a third of employers provide any opportunity to exercise. Should your boss be in charge of your waistline? Find out what office workers really think in this startling infographic.
Reduced blood pressure, better sleep and stress relief on a par with medication drugs: it seems there’s no end to the benefits of float therapy. In an increasingly over-stimulated working world, could an hour of sensory deprivation be the answer to workplace stress? Intrigued, I popped down to floatworks in Vauxhall to drift off for an hour in a parallel float spa universe of blissful relaxation.
Scurrying back and forth to work under sludgy February skies, I decided it was time to inject some colour into my life. And what better way to do so than to experience Okuda’s street art exhibition, Lost Olympus, at the Stolen Space Gallery. Mixing with surreal, mythological characters proved just the company I needed to lift the spirits on an otherwise mundane, Thursday evening after work.
Scuttling to and from work in perpetual darkness has left many office workers, like myself, weary and depleted. Was it only a month since the Christmas holidays? Rallying to the rescue is the food and juice bar, Crussh, who have very kindly opened up the capital’s first pop-up vitamin D and light box therapy bar. Seeking the light, I scuttled round during my lunch break to get a well-earned dose of artificial rays.
In 2017, we’re starting a new series of photo posts on the surprising sights that we pass every day on our way to work. From amazing architecture to hidden garden squares, there’s a wider world to discover if you take a closer look around you.