An Exercise in Relaxation

February 15, 2017

An Exercise in Relaxation

During an average day at the office, concentration comes and goes. Sitting at your desk, scouring spreadsheets, scrolling through emails … the repetitive nature of your job can cause you to lose focus. Depending on the nature of your role, responsibilities, and duties, the repercussions of lapsed concentration may well be severe. For example, if you run a department or even the business itself, problems with focusing on tasks could to major mistakes – deadlines, meetings, payments, and other key processes might be missed by accident.

So, how can you improve your focus and concentration in the workplace? First of all, your comfort levels will impact your ability to concentrate. Sitting on a hard, mass-produced chair may well lead to aches throughout your back, neck, and entire body. You must be able to relax, stretch, and stay well-supported in your chair. Investing in designer ergonomic chairs by Crossford Furniture enables you to ensure that yourself, and your team, remain comfortable all day long. Ergonomic chairs encourage proper posture, minimizing the risk of pains or permanent skeletal complaints. Luxurious furniture will lead to better focus and improved productivity overall.

Exercise the Body, Soothe the Mind

Sitting at your desk for eight or more hours will do no favors for either your body or mind. Use your lunch break (be it 30 minutes or one hour) to get away from your desk, the office, and the business as a whole. If you’re based in the pulsing heart of a city, explore the shops, take a picnic to the park, or walk home if you have time. In a rural area? Enjoy all the sights, sounds, and fresh air the countryside has to offer. A recent study revealed that moderate exercise will leave you less tense, more enthusiastic, and in a better mood. These contribute to greater productivity, which benefits everybody in the long run.

It’s vital to avoid dehydration at any time, but especially so at work: dehydration may cause you to feel sluggish, irritable, or tired. Without a healthy amount of fluid, your brain will be unable to perform at its best, leading to struggles with concentration. Drinking water regularly throughout the day will help you focus on the task at hand better than endless coffee can!

Fitting breakfast into your day isn’t always easy, especially when you’re in a hurry, but it’s harder to focus at work when you’re hungry. Get up a little earlier in the morning, or prepare breakfast the night before, and eat one or more of these: oatmeal; blueberries; bananas; and eggs. These foods are known to aid concentration, and will provide you with healthy nutrients. Snack on fruits and nuts during the day, rather than sugar-packed sweets and candies. These steps could revolutionize your day to day work life – give them a try and see for yourself.

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