You have been paying extra attention on your diet, you buy only healthy foods and stay away from the junk you once loved so much. You have cut down on your alcohol levels and cigarettes have also been stopped for good. But the time that you spend in the office, which actually is more than what you spend at home, is not spent in a healthy way.
Let’s look at what can make you, mentally, emotionally and physically healthy in office:
This is unofficial! The staircase in your office building, is less a for movement and more, a joint for smokers and their friends. And whichever category you belong to, either that of a smoker or simply a passive friend, the habit can be really unhealthy and life-threatening in the long term. And No, smoking is not a stress buster, it is but an excuse for one. And yes, there are numerous other ways in which you can distress, and let the staircase be breathable
Now this does not mean you sit on the floor! There may be nothing wrong with the chair, and you may feel as comfortable, but the problem occurs, when you just don’t feel like getting off it. Continuously remaining seated for long hours, can lead to problems with your movement and flexibility. And for those, who have constant complains of backaches and neck aches, your chair and its levels, your posture are all to blame
Ok, now this can pose a problem for your health, even if there your tiffin is empty, which means you have nothing to eat and remain hungry for the day. Not eating leads to weight gain, say experts, and add to that eating too oily, too fried or even too fatty substances that can interfere with the health of your bodily systems. And yes, sharing is definitely a good habit, but sharing the same spoon, all the time, can lead to chances of mouth ulcers, and health problems. So, eat a healthy dabba, and stick to your spoon!
The small windows open on your desktop, indicate games, chats, networking sites. Chat away your time, log in to Gtalk, Twitter, Orkut and Facebook, and then sulk at the amount of work you left pending! This is the most commonly observed sight in any workplace, and it is also the most easiest to get rid of.
No these habits are not unhealthy for your liver or lungs, but for your mental state of mind and for the emotional state of your heart. Too much work left pending, can lead you into feeling bogged down, feeling lonely, and can even hurt your self esteem. So prevent yourself from all these frustrations, and sign out at the right time!
This is the time, hunger pangs take over you, and you simply want to grab a bite. Why not stick to the word, “health”, and actually opt for something that is nutritious, healthier and quick? You take in biscuits, wafers, vada pavs, chips, et al, and all of these add to the levels of transfats (bad fats), that only lead to unnecessary weight gain and add zero nutritional value. Better, then is to opt for some buttery, boiled sweet corn from home, sprouts garnished with spices and coriander, pop corn packets that can be prepared in the microwave, or simply, sukha bhel and mind you, all of these are very healthy and hardly take time to prepare.
Competition breeds Excellence! But at times, it also breeds contempt, anger, jealousy and envy. The recipe for happiness in your job comes from satisfaction with what you do, the value you add to what you do, and the amiable relations maintained between you and your co-workers. While conflicts are bound to happen at workplace, if these get to your being unhappy at work, not looking forward to work the next day, is hampering your relations with your colleagues, and affects your performance; know it is time you take a call. Either walk out, else talk about it.
“A little gossip is always healthy” someone famous once said. Yes, indeed it is. But if this gossip can cost you your job, then it is far from being healthy in anyway. Gossips are inevitable in an office, but the trick lies in being a good listener, and not falling into a trap. And if in case you do feel a particular wave of rumor can work against you, simply find a way of circumventing and move along.
This is your drug for life! Just four to six cups of coffee on the desk and you can easily sustain enough energy to be able to work late evening into the night. Yes, tea and coffee, both are good for health, as these are good sources of antioxidants, but too much of these is not only bad, it can actually harm your health. Yes, your morning cup of tea is important and so is one in the evening when you got to hold yourself until the assignment is through, but after that, it is not a matter of need, it’s just psychology. Try keeping away from extra doses of caffeine, and see the difference!
All in all, this list could get extensive, depending on the differently unhealthy ways in which time is spent in an office. However, these are some of the most important things you need to take care of, so as to remain mentally, emotionally and physically fit and fine.