Remember to take your eyes off the monitor and leave your desk several times a day.
I’ve been as guilty as anyone for having not heeded this bit of advice. While I don’t use a computer (I am 88, after all), I have found myself glued to me desk chair for many hours on end, only to finally get up from it and find my joints stiff and my vision blurred.
So many of us have become accustomed to checking in to work and checking out from our body’s needs. For two, three, four hours or more we’ll sit, unblinking, working on whatever is front of us at the time, neglecting to move, hydrate, nourish and relieve our poor bodies.
Well, now’s the time to break that habit. Every hour I want you to get up and either go for a walk, have a stretch, grab something to drink or eat or go to the bathroom. Respect your body as much as you do your work and the work will seem that much less tedious and your body that much less tired at the end of the day.