Bridgerton and work from home wellbeing
By Olivia Lucas on Monday, 25 January 2021
There has been a lot of chat in our ‘virtual office’ about Bridgerton recently. The Netflix phenomenon has taken the world by storm and there was much delight when a second season was announced last week. It seems even the financial services world can’t escape the pull of Bridgerton – Sophie King at Professional Adviser recently did a piece on ‘What Bridgerton can teach us about financial planning’ and we loved it.
It has been rumoured that one of colleagues watched the entire series in a weekend and there’s been a lot of back and forth over Teams about how the standout classical pop soundtrack is strangely perfect for WFH.
This really got me thinking about the small things that have been making work from home and lockdown a little bit easier.
With that in mind, I asked the agency for their thoughts and wanted to share some of Teamspirit’s favourite ways to make the days a little bit brighter, whether that be cooking, dancing, drinking or game playing:
“We try and do a family disco several nights a week. Post dinner dancing to fun music – usually descends into the kids jumping off the sofa into cushions.”
“Making the most of the time before work – feeling like you have time for a cup of tea without needing to rush out of the door.”
“The Teamspirit collaborative playlists also always make me smile - it's the closest thing to being in the office all together!”
“The radio has been my friend. I feel like I am best buddies with Lauren Laverne, Zoe Ball, Clara Amfo, Sara Cox and Jo Whiley. I just love the chat and the tunes and having company in that way.”
“Learning a new musical instrumental has been great for me as it's nice to feel like I'm achieving something!”
“I’ve been trying to explore a new part of Hampstead Heath every week, a walk a day to keep my sanity and get some air.”
“We've been getting OddBox and then planning out some fun meals based on the weird and wonderful fruit and veg we receive.”
“Midday hoovering dance attack to 70s classics. I have videos but I feel they may diminish my standing in the community…”
“It's the puppy! Best (very expensive) investment ever!”
“Made Up Games have been a big feature of lockdown for us.”
*“Cooking and trying out new recipes has definitely been a form of therapy for me - a good playlist to go alongside it is a winner.”*
More than anything, coming together (albeit on Microsoft Teams) to share the little things that have kept us going in recent months was some light relief on a grey January day last week and provided us all with plenty of inspiration for our next lockdown distraction.
I for one need to try out some new boardgames – who knew ‘Exploding Kittens’ was a real game?!