Health & Medical Self-Improvement

Making Time to Be Away From Your Desk Is Important

Do you ever feel trapped behind your desk with no natural way to walk away for a few minutes or do anything that you to stay healthy and focused? Do you often lack the courage to leave your desk because people start looking for you and you look like you're shuffling off? Do you feel unable to tell your co-workers that you need some definite times away from you desk? If you answered any of these questions in the affirmative, you're not alone.
In these financial times, many of us get to office only to find that we're enveloped in nonstop work that we can't seem to get away from without a lot of confusion on the part of our co-workers.
Here are a few tips on how to successfully take time away from you desk and still not confuse or frustrate your co-workers.
1.
Meet with the people who you work with directly over coffee or lunch and determine when each of you will be taking a fifteen break away from your desk.
Most offices offer two breaks per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
It is essential that you routinely take your breaks.
2.
Stick to your break time without exception.
When your break times comes, walk away from your desk right away.
Nothing except an emergency should keep you from taking your break.
Sticking to your break time is as essential as sticking to your lunch hour.
3.
Make it a point to get away from your immediate surroundings.
You may want to go to the lunch room, or somewhere that is not close to your desk.
If weather permits, go outside and get some fresh air.
4.
Do something that you really enjoy on your break.
You may want to take your walkman with you to work and listen to soothing music.
Or, you may want to take a short walk.
Do whatever really helps you to relax.
5.
You may choose to meditate on your break.
This can help you relax too and to regain your focus and composure before getting back to work.
Meditation can really help to center you and to help you become more productive when you get back to your desk.
By following these tips, you could ensure that you do a better job at your desk when you're there.
In addition, you will be instilling proper habits with your co-workers and boss.
Remember if you don't take good care of yourself, no one will take care of you either.
So, model proper self-care in order for others to take you seriously.
And who knows you may not get as sick as often with the flu or cold because you'll be taking care of yourself.


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