When it comes to feeling your best we can often find that our workplace is a big culprit when it comes to not feeling on top. Many of us can spend a big chunk of time working, and in offices and in front of computer screens, which is why when we don’t take care of our health, we can feel flat and not ourselves. It is easy to ensure that we take better care of ourselves while we are in work. With that in mind, here are some of the things that you can do.
- Take care of your eyes if using a computer screen
There is no denying that a lot of us will spend time in front of a computer screen or tablet when it comes to our working days. So much is done online and through technology that it is hard to avoid it. But being close up to a screen all day can cause eye strain. You may not have realised it before, but perhaps you need glasses for up close things to read or to use a screen. You can look for some glasses online easily enough and if you know what your prescription is beforehand, then it is even easier. Eye strain can cause headaches and even nausea, so don’t let it affect your working day. If you think glasses could help, then get some.
- The way you sit at your desk
Another thing to consider when it comes to working is the position in which you sit at your desk. You may have an office job that requires you to sit at a desk for hours on end, but if you don’t do so in the right way, it could cause problems for you. This is why it is important for you to sit properly. A decent chair with a supportive back could be a good idea. You should also consider the height of your chair against your desk, and the position in which your arms and wrists lie when using a computer and a desk for long periods of time. The last thing you want is to cause issues with posture, back pain or strain in your wrists. The seating position can be such an easy fix.
- Don’t let work stress get to you
Stress is a common issue that many of us can face day to day, and work happens to be one of the most common causes of it. Stress can get to you because of work deadlines, issues with colleagues or management or generally find a job tough to cope with. Your mind is a powerful tool and it can be overwhelmed with anxiety and stress if you let things get to you too much. While you can’t necessarily stop deadlines or responsibility is within your job, you can control how you react to them. A great tip is to try and leave your work at work. It might sound obvious but many people take it home with them, either physically through extra work or even mentally by thinking about it. Try and get into the habit of walking out of work and the moment you step out of the workplace, your work is over with until you start again tomorrow. Also try and ensure that you do what you can to relax in the evening. Do something for you or spend time with loved ones or friends.
Let’s hope these suggestions help you take better care of your health in work.