Highly Effective Work Habits: Get Up and Move
For those of us who work in cubes/offices all day, sitting down for that length of time can take its toll. Several times each day, pick yourself up and walk around a bit. If you need some reasons, try these on for size:
- It is easier on your eyes if you change your focus every so often. If you stare at a computer screen all day, that is a lot of strain on your eyes. Go stare out a window for a bit – just don’t jump
- It will give your body a bit of exercise. If you work in a building with multiple floors, wander up/down a couple of levels (and don’t take the elevator).
- If a colleague needs help, try to avoid communicating via email or instant message. Get out of your chair and wander over to help them. This will also improve your working relationship with others by giving them some face time.
- If things are crazy and you are starting to flip out, getting away for 5 minutes can do wonders for your mental stability. Go outside and get some fresh air.
So, I’m advising everyone to stop working occasionally and leave your cocoon. You’ll thank me for it later