How To Care For Your Mind And Body During The Work Day


Consider incorporating these simple but GAME CHANGING practices into your day to day to better care for your mind and body when on the grind.

Take a Walk

It’s no surprise that physical activity increases productivity and creativity. So skip the break room and breathe in the fresh air and feel the sunshine on your face. Reclaim your breaks as a time to rejuvenate and recharge.

Relax Your Eyes

With so many of us using computers at work, computer eyestrain has become a major job-related complaint. Studies show that eyestrain and other bothersome visual symptoms occur in 50 to 90 percent of computer workers.

To reduce the effects of constantly focusing
on your screen, look away from your computer at least
every 20 minutes and gaze at a distant object (at least 20 feet away)
for at least 20 seconds. Looking far away relaxes the focusing
muscle inside the eye to reduce fatigue.

Also, be sure to unplug during your down time. Instead of scrolling through your news feed or Instagram photos during your lunch break, give yourself a genuine break by stepping away from your devices. Your eyes will thank you ☺


Stretch

Desk jobs encourage us to do one of the worst things for our body: sitting still. While it may feel awkward stretching at your desk, your muscles, joints, and bones will thank you for the variety.

  • Stand up and down, using no hands.
  • Replace your desk chair with an exercise ball keeping muscles engaged all day while maintaining balance.
  • Shrug your shoulders high up towards your ears. Hold. Breath. Release. Repeat this three times.
  • Shake your head yes and no.
  • Shake out your hands.
  • Release tension in your arms with air circles.
  • Stretch your arms around yourself, hands reaching for your shoulder blades and squeeze!
  • Leave a golf ball under your desk to roll under each foot, one at a time.
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    Dedicate yourself to making small steps towards your goals each and every day.

    4 comments

    • Andreia Quintas

      Sounds like really good advice will take it into consideration when working on a computer

    • Jessica

      This is beautiful . Thabkyou for showing me the bright side to life ♡

    • Aubrey

      Definitely going to try and do this. My question though is how can I tailor this too myself more. I just had a baby 3 weeks ago and find myself overwhelmed and constantly busy trying to take care of him. Need time for myself but can’t ever find it. Any ideas?

    • Katie F

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