Video here. Hope that helps folks that cloud use a temporary hand up when needed.
Never knew leaning your elbow on a desk could be bad for your body and cause the need for surgery! Happened to a friend of mine.
As we all know, a straight spine is good, as well as not always crossing your feet, but I certainly didn’t know about this issue being so bad for your body.
Hope this prevents work injuries for other folks!
By “system”, I mean your own body and mind! Best to play it safe and not be up all night from a bright screen and be burnt out the next day.
Items I personally use are a screen dimming application, as I’ve described in a prior blog post (see here: Flux ), coupled with some Windows OS tweaks below.
On top of Flux, I’m currently using “High Contrast” in Windows 10, and the corresponding theme in Chrome too. Very nice to not burden the body as you get ready for resting and wind down, but still able to learn new things in life.
This eve my learning is on the tech side and consists of reading up on advanced features in Entity Framework 6 for compatibility with an older .net 4.0 framework/Visual Studio 2010. 🙂
Which type are you?
I can adjust given the time available. In the past I’ve usually the “perfectionist”, but now transitioning into more of a “Get it done” type.
What does this mean exactly?
Well, not being so rigid and sometimes blending the best of both worlds. And also limiting options to 2-3 choices as well, so you don’t get information overload.
For music, I like ear buds and closed DJ style headphones, depending on surrounding noise.
For diet, I blend high plant based at times with Paleo, and also occasional organic cheese as well.
For a framework or layer choice, you may blend EF and stored procedure calls as well.
What options do you appreciate that are available to you?
This past Friday I was getting really drained in the morning and I ended up making the tough call to go home to rest. It wasn’t something caffeine would have helped – that would only mask the issue at hand.
Why was it so difficult? Well, because I want to be a top performer and help people pretty often at work. Not that I don’t go through some days where I want some solitude, but if I can squeeze in helping someone for a minute without losing focus, I will.
Anyways, back to the topic. Of you feel inclined just go stay at work because you “have to”, don’t pressure yourself so much and allow yourself to take a break.
Taking time off of duties to do rest and then once recovered the next day/evening, do something different and fun is important, especially when your mind is churning, yet you could use some well deserved rest. Don’t feel you earned it but are trying your best? Take the time off anyway. Your body will thank you for it later.