As more of us work from home, hunched over laptops on sofas, the question of pain is becoming more urgent. Bad posture and working habits show up in the body as pain, and you can’t be productive when you’re in pain. Here’s how to get comfortable.
Treat your home like an office. If you don’t have a bespoke home office, take the time to invest in accessories so that you can sit comfortably – such as a computer monitor that’s at eye level and an arm’s length away and a chair that supports your lower back.
Take a good posture. You want to find a position the body can maintain for long periods of time, with good alignment, without strain, and which supports the natural curve of the spine.
Get moving. Move intermittently and vary your posture throughout the day. That includes your eyes – take them away from the screen every 20 minutes or so to avoid eye strain.
- Pay attention to your body. Pain is a signal that something isn’t right. Listen and take steps to protect your body now. Bad habits in your 20s may not cause real problems until your 50s.
The above leadership tip...
was sent in response to a question from a participant on our acclaimed 10/10 leadership development and mentoring programme and adapted from Working From Home With Ease by Bryan Lufkin. Whether you're a first time manager or an experienced leader, straightforward, practical advice on best practice is hard to find. Until now. To find out how you, your team or your organisation can benefit, please join us on our next complimentary webinar or contact us.
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