Lets face it: The groove we fall into at work can often be less than perfect. When you’re spending more than 40 hours a week at the office, it’s no wonder you’ve developed and overlooked some of your workplace habits. Thankfully, there are some simple things you can do to make your days in the office happy.
Stay out of the Workplace Politics
While you may not be the notoriously annoying employee at your company—think of the nameless person who constantly steals people’s food from the company refrigerator—there are still habits you may have that are interfering with your work relationships and leadership abilities.
In fact, there’s no faster way to kick down your leadership abilities than willingly participating in office politics. As a rule, avoid it at all costs. When gossip arises, focus on switching the conversation to something more neutral. If you need to rant or air grievances, call a friend who doesn’t work at your company.
Evaluate your Eating Habits
If you’ve ever sat at your desk scarfing a vending-machine lunch, then you’d probably agree with us that the workplace is also fighting your diet. With over 60 percent of the jobs in America being lived out from within an office or cubicle, millions of people find themselves cramming in a cup-o-noodles in the late afternoon, or working through their lunch entirely. We’ve all heard the tips to feel good and maintain a healthy weight, and frankly eating high in carb snacks and going on a fast are not the ways to do it.
Try waking up early and packing a lunch. Even a peanut butter sandwich is better than sampling the different chips in the vending machine. If you have the option, getting to work twenty minutes early will sometimes give you the extra time to get your work done and leave you the time you need to go get a real lunch. If nothing is stopping you from eating but your strong work ethic not allowing you to stop, set a timer, and eat when it goes off. Sometimes all you need is someone (or something) to tell you to do it.
Ergonomics for Optimal Health
Back pain is one of the most common work-related injuries and is often caused by ordinary work activities such as sitting in an office chair or heavy lifting. Applying ergonomic principles can help prevent the neck pain, back pain, and even headaches that happen from sitting improperly at work.
You should always be looking straight on at your computer screen. A lot of monitors have mechanisms to make them sit higher or lower. But if you’re not so lucky, see about getting an ergonomic chair that will allow you adjust your height to fit your screen. Getting up every hour or so to get a drink or use the restroom will help your muscles get oxygen and create movement in your joints. Some people still find their neck stiff and headaches persistent despite their best efforts. Regularly seeing a chiropractor can help alleviate pressure in the neck, back and joints and keep the rest of your body in tip-top shape.
Straight Chiropractic in Rio Rancho is offering our online new patient initial exams for $47. A $250 value. You can start feeling great without breaking your bank.