- Take Breaks
Try doing some stretches that allow you stand up from your desk. Also, ensure you take your coffee breaks. Get that jolt of caffeine and a quick snack to boost your energy levels. Alternatively, you can arrange to handle some of your work calls on your cell while you go for a quick walk.
- Go Outdoors at Lunchtime
Try to head outside at lunch to catch some sunshine, and have a mid-day escape from the confines of the office. Go for a run, go to a workout, or just go for a walk to get your body moving. It will help refresh you for the rest of your day.
- Reduce Clutter
Go through your office drawers and clear out all the items that you don’t use or refer to anymore. Organizing your files and belongings makes your office a harmonious place.
- Healthy Snacks
Prepare healthy snacks the night before, or leave a small stash of groceries in your office to avoid craving those empty carbs throughout the day. Dried fruit, nuts, and other non-perishable nutritious snacks make great choices as they don’t have strong odours and are easy to transport.
- Stay Hydrated
Bring a re-usable bottle of water with you to work and refill it as needed throughout the day. Going for water is another great way to get in a small break from being seated at your desk.
- Add a Touch of Nature
It is well known that plants and flowers make people feel happy. Always having a little flower or a touch of nature to adorn your desk will make your space have a good vibe.
- Personalize the Space
Periodically change your desktop background to an inspirational quote or landscape that inspires you. Add a few decorations that won't clutter your space but are important to you like a moment from a recent trip or your favourite photograph. Having a space that reflects your personality is a great way to energize you while in your work environment.
- Practice Self Care
The central air systems typical of most office environments are taxing on your lips and skin. Don’t forget to have your hand lotion and lip balm at your disposal and apply periodically throughout the day. Nat’s lip balms are infused with essential oils that release a pleasant scent at application. Use lavender to relax, or one with peppermint for a refreshing sensation.
How do you create a healthy space at work?