The WFH Diaries - Rose Herceg at WPP AUNZ

Chris Pash
By Chris Pash | 21 July 2021

AdNews last year launched the WFH Diaries during the depths of the fallout from the pandemic, a way of sharing how people managed their days.

This time, with lockdown running again, we're asking for a run down on how everyone likes to start their day working from home. Some dress to impress, others slip on the t-shirt. And everyone has their own way to carve the day into manageable chunks.

Rose Herceg, chief strategy officer, at WPP AUNZ: 

"I start my day with loud music. Big songs with big dance moves. In PJs. I used to be a dancer, so nothing works for me like dancing around my home. Music is food for the soul. My brain is now on.

"I always get a big bear hug from my fiancé. Makes me feel connected and loved. I text my mum religiously every morning (my father died a long time ago and my mum lives on her own).

"Then I get dressed. Smart casual (top half only). But really, it’s good hair that is the key. It’s always done. Lipstick. Red – usually.

"After this, I go get coffee. I walk to the shops (sometimes). I drive (usually). Depends on rain. Or time. Large flat white. Full cream milk. None of that skim crap.

"Then it’s time to get to work. I have a desk in the sunniest part of the house. I break up the day in 30-minute increments. If a meeting can’t be done it 30 minutes, the agenda or ask is unclear.

"I cook my lunch – cooking makes me step away from my Mac (breakfast foods are my favourite – so eggs).

"Then more meetings. Though I try to leave time in the day for the actual doing of the work, I find I like writing at night.

"If I can squeeze in a walk outside I do - but I usually only succeed (probably) once a week.

"Then dinner and a movie. Sometimes I return phone calls from friends and my family– but I usually leave that until the weekend so I’m not on the clock. These conversations are usually filled with love and laughs – and some black humour in these odd times. More food for the soul."

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