For the past few months I have opened myself up to the world of the office environment, having never experienced this sort of bubble before (usually succumbing myself to either working with children or making coffee) I was apprehensive and intrigued about what I would learn from these new and unfamiliar surroundings.
When faced with the prospect of clocking in again from the comfort of home, think about what is appropriate to take with you from the office. Do you feel overwhelmed by your workload? Is that why you are taking work home? If yes, your workplace and colleagues should be helping you to address this and provide support, advice and training where needed.
There's a misconception that office working is no longer as productive or cost effective as mobile or remote working. As communications become increasingly intelligent, office environments are on the cusp of providing a richer, more fruitful technology experience than we can get remotely. In fact, I think we are set to become even more productive and collaborative in the office.
Why should blagging be seen as something negative? Blagging is thinking on your feet. Cheekiness is doing it with a bit of charm and an element of dishonesty is always present in business - only the most naive would lay all their cards on the table. So why on earth would some women wish to distance themselves from blagging?
It's so much easier to do office wear when it's cold outside. Rubbish weather gives you an excuse to cover up, skirts over the knee, legs hidden in opaque tights, and cardigans under blazer jackets. But I want to look summery and stylish and still be considered as a serious candidate, without overspending.
A Cornell study found the optimum temperature for productivity was approximately 25°C. But someone - Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg included it seems - always persists in the belief that "the cold keeps you awake!" Awake maybe, but shivering with mukluks on doesn't seem to say "high performance office" to me.