The other day, I had to go into my doctors office due to my headaches and pain on my lower skull. Thankfully, it wasn’t a serious issue, but I wanted to share it with you guys so that you won’t have a problem like that and are more mindful with taking breaks at work. Apparently, I distressed the muscles in my lower brain, and, I was getting pain around that area and did not know why. My doctor told me it is due to the fact that I sit at a 9-5 job not moving much.
I used to take more breaks at my other job, but this one I only take one break per day and it’s usually not for too long. It is okay if you can’t take a break or if the nature of your job doesn’t allow you to, but be mindful of just taking a moment to yourself a few times a day. If you haven’t read my how to unwind and increase productivity post, I would suggest you start there.
Another thing my doctor suggested is that for every 20 minutes you work, you should take a 20 second break — not looking at your screen. Try to look somewhere far away like out the window. To make sure you don’t forget, I would suggest having an alarm on your phone. Maybe just for a few days, until it’s built in as a habit. Another thing to consider is to take a break every hour — even if it’s just for 3 minutes each time. That could be to socialize or to take a quick walk, or whatever that may be for you. Humans weren’t meant to be sitting down for so many hours in the day, but that’s what it has come down to for our generation unfortunately. So in order to stay healthy, I would highly suggest you follow these rules with me. Whether you work a 9-5 job or work from your laptop, it’s important to be mindful of our health.
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