Work Wellness into Your Day!
By Sara Butler
Life is busy, and taking time out of your busy day to care for yourself can be a real challenge. But if you work behind a desk, you need to find the time. Even though working a desk job is not as physically demanding as some other professions, it still takes its toll. You may be dealing with back pain, neck pain, irritated eyes, or high levels of stress. All of these things and the multitude of other side effects of daily life need to be dealt with. Here’s how you can work a little more wellness into your day.
Use Your Calendar
You live and die by your calendar at work, right? You’re not going to miss that 2 p.m. meeting are you? Use that mindset to schedule in some wellness time. Set a recurring appointment in your calendar each hour to remind yourself to get up and stretch for a couple of minutes. The point is, use your calendar to remind you to take little breaks for your wellness.
Pick a Shady Parking Spot
Shady as in blocked from the sun, not sketchy. You might be wondering what that has to do with your health, but a cooler car makes a perfect place for a quick lunchtime power nap! Snoozing for just 20 or 30 minutes in the afternoon can help you to have more energy for the rest of your work day! Plus, walking to and from the car is a great way to work in some activity!
Have Citrus on Hand
Sure, you can suck on a sour lemon to give you a boost in the afternoon, but that’s not really the purpose behind this citrus suggestion. Citrus is great to have on hand to throw into your water during the day. It will make you feel a little fancy and help encourage you to drink more water. So, cut up some lemons and take them to the office with you!
Get a Window Seat
If it’s possible and your office isn’t in the basement next to the boiler, try to sit next to a window during the day. The natural light is good for you as well as getting a little peek at nature throughout the day. If the window opens, you may be able to sneak in a little fresh air during the day, too. It’ll do wonders for your focus and energy!
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.