If you have ever suffered from headaches at work then you will know that they can have a disastrous effect on your career. It is something which plagued me for a few years and it made me go home early a lot, miss some important training courses and generally not enjoy my work as much as I could have done.
Thankfully I found a few ways of avoiding this and they are worth considering if you suffer from a thumping head at work from time to time.
Get More Fresh Air
I worked in an office which had no natural ventilation. When I was in there it felt like I was inside a giant subterranean cave and I am sure that the lack of air contributed to my bad health in the office. The solution came one day when I realised that I could take some of my work into the adjoining meeting room, which had windows I could open. The benefit of getting some fresh air while at work is hard to overstate. I felt an immediate improvement in my health and I just couldn’t imagine being stuck in an airless room all day long now.
Change Your View
I have this habit of getting really caught up in my work and spending hour after hour looking at the screen while concentrating intently. This is good in a way, of course, but it was definitely one of the reasons why my headaches occurred so frequently. I therefore decided that the best move was to change my view on a regular basis. Going into that meeting room with the windows was a big help in this, as it had a view of the river which never failed to captivate me. Even when I couldn’t go in there I made sure that I looked across the office to something other than my screen.
Stretch Your Legs
The meeting room had one last benefit for me. Going back and forward to there from my desk let me stretch my legs and get a bit of exercise. Walking there wasn’t exactly an Olympic standard event but it got me moving for a few minutes. Even if I didn’t have anything to do in there I would just walk over and open the window to breathe in some fresh air and feel good again. A combination of all of these things I have mentioned seemed to do the trick and my headaches soon disappeared.
Heather Smithers shares her interest in a healthier and fresher looking office www.tealproducts.co.uk