Adjusting to work conditions as a telecommuter has its challenges. Good fortune may bring a flat surface wide enough to support a laptop. Typically, its propped across the legs with occasional havoc if they’re crossed.
The back bumper of a car may become a chair. A work surface may be the cost of a warm beverage. Sometimes the price jacks-up when there’s the unfortunate parking ticket. Of course, there is that occasional back corner desk that costs musty smells from trash-worthy office furnishings.
A spirited stress-less performance while on the road depends on adaption.
This doesn’t mean to desensitize postural or mental supremacy. These costs become epidemic to musculoskeletal disorders to the spine or hips or suppressive anxiety beatings. The occasional is an exception but retirement may span into later years if hospital bills or absences from poor work conditions deplete savings accounts.
These are freebies. No new furnishings or equipment required. Frequent transitioning plus restful moments for the brain, muscular and skeletal needs will do.
- Adjust between sitting and standing once each hour. Changing posture equalizes spinal tension.
- Adjust the posture of sitting or standing. Redistribute your weight every 10 minutes by shifting your body from right, left, forward or backward leaning.
- Keep knees bent when standing. Hyperextended knees, or ‘locked lets’ prevents upper leg muscle use. Hip joints weaken this way, too.
- No leg crossing. This increases low back pain and skeletal issues with aging.
- Incorporate joint compressions two to three times a day. This neurological feedback awakens all the nerves to relieve tension.
- Work near natural lighting. Outdoors is ideal. Artificial lighting strains ocular muscles.
- Active listening tasks need quiet environments. Noise requires body functions to multi-task. This tip is also for those included in the conversation. More on presence disparity here.
- Brain breaks: meditation, deep breathing, soothing tunes. Rest breaks statistically improve performance. These recommended products achieve silence, noise modification, and sound recommendations.