The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might of the force of habit and must understand that practices are what create habits. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that help him achieve the success he desires.
– J. Paul Getty
Our habits are the tools that create our bodies, our minds and our lives. If you have chronic tension in your muscles, more than likely it is because you have unknowingly developed habits that create that tension. Take a hard look at yourself right now.
Are you sitting at your desk, slumped over the keyboard or with your shoulder all jacked up juggling your mouse, the phone and texting on your blackberry, all at the same time?
Is your computer screen too high or too low? Is your chair too high or too low? Are your legs crossed? Are you sitting sideways with your elbow on the desk?
Ever heard of ergonomics?
er·go·nom·ics – (ûr’gə-nŏm’ĭks) – n.
- (used with a sing. verb) The applied science of equipment design, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort. Also called biotechnology, human engineering, human factors engineering.
- (used with a pl. verb) Design factors, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by minimizing operator fatigue and discomfort: The ergonomics of the new office were felt to be optimal.
What this means to you is stop putting your body into weird and unnatural positions to do your work! Learn to use good posture while working and you can prevent or correct much of the pain you feel at the end of the workday!
After you have corrected your ergonomic faux-paus, use our online scheduler and book an appointment with one of our massage therapists who can ease the tension in those over-stressed neck and back muscles.
Have a stress-less day, you fabulous soul you!