From bouncy balls to standing desks, you’ve likely seen the many office gadgets and gizmos to help keep good posture. With so many of our jobs requiring us to return to the office, we’ll be spending more time away from home. This thought can feel stressful for some people, as they might feel like this will keep them from maintaining their health. But this gives us the perfect opportunity to incorporate some healthy habits in our workplace.
Anyone would agree that sometimes, our work can get so stressful that we struggle to perform our job adequately. That’s why it’s so important to take little breaks now and then to move your body, stretch your legs, or talk to someone. If you sit at your desk, moving is especially crucial, as it helps your circulation. If you ever feel overwhelmed with a task, take that time to squeeze in a break, or you can even set a timer to remind you to get up.
Many of us spend hours sitting at our desks with poor posture. When the day is over, our back is sore, our neck is tight, and we just don’t feel right. It may surprise you to know that sitting with bad posture at work presents health risks, so it’s important to correct it. Keep in mind that it can feel uncomfortable when you first start maintaining proper posture. This discomfort is because the muscles associated with your posture are weak, but they will strengthen up in no time with consistency.
A scattered space often reflects a scattered mind. Our desk can collect a plethora of debris throughout the workday that can needlessly take up our space. When this occurs, we might feel overwhelmed and unfocused, which affects our work efficiency. As such, one of the best ways to start healthy habits in your workplace is through consistent decluttering.