The Right Work SpaceWatch for eye strain. Put your hand to your forehead in a salute; if your eyes feel relieved, your space may be too bright. Try turning down the brightness of computer monitors, and consider task lighting in lieu of overhead fluorescents if your work allows it. Invest in good furniture. You’re going to spend a lot of time in your office chair, so make sure it’s comfortable and supportive. Take the time to adjust it properly, and practice sitting up straight. Which reminds me: Sit up straight. Good posture prevents repetitive strain injury and helps you feel more energized. Try taking a deep breath in a slouched position; it’s tough, isn’t it? Now sit up straight, push your shoulders back, and fill your lungs. Feel all that air? That’s the good stuff.
Ditch the bowl of candy. It’s tempting to keep a stash of sweets at work for that afternoon slump, but the quick sugar hit may just lead to an equally quick crash. Lose the M&Ms and stock up on healthy snacks to keep you going. (Hint: dark chocolate is GOOD for you!)