We all know how easy it can be to develop bad habits over the years. For the majority of us, those bad habits are most often seen at the office. In an effort to maintain deadlines and accomplish tasks, we pay little attention to the daily habits we are forming. At TrueNorth, we have designed a series of standing desks that help you kick the bad habit of sitting all day. It’s been said that sitting is the new smoking, and at TrueNorth, we want to help office workers develop healthy habits. Be warned, though! Bad habits can still be formed; here are 5 bad habits to avoid at your standing desk:
Now that most of us work behind a computer for the majority of the workweek, it’s becoming more and more common for individuals to complain of lower back and neck pain. It’s easy to develop habits of hunched shoulders and a slouched working position while at the office. When working at your sit to stand desk, make sure that you alternate positions throughout the workday, as to avoid complacency.
Every office worker wishes they could kick the snacking habit. Instead of stocking up on chips and candy, find healthier alternatives for your standing desk. To avoid constant snacking, or bored eating, set timers for yourself to remind you when it’s time to walk away from the desk and make a cup of tea. Commit to this routine for at least two weeks, and start to see new habits begin to form naturally.
It’s easy to innocently find yourself in a office break gossip session. When you find yourself in the middle of a group airing frustrations and complaining without purpose, quickly excuse yourself. Set up figurative boundaries around your ergonomic office furniture that let coworkers know that you’re open to sharing stories and support, but don’t tolerate mindless gossip.
Clutter can easily take over your office space, and this bad habit needs to be avoided by office workers. TrueNorth motorized standing desks can be programmed to adjust to pre-determined heights, allowing users to sit and stand throughout the workday. Our products can adjust heights with up to 300 pounds on the desktop. This is great if you have a number of electronics that sit on your desk, but it shouldn’t be an invitation to allow clutter to collect. Kick the bad habit by devoting 10 minutes at the end of each work day to cleaning up and organizing your materials.
A subtle habit that can sometimes turn sour is a lack of routine. Don’t go through the workweek just letting things happen to you. Establish routines that provide you with structure while working at your standing workstation. Get to work and leave for home at the same time every day. Figure out a time of day that you are most focused and protect it from meetings or outside tasks. Develop a routine that utilizes your strengths and protects your weaknesses.
At TrueNorth, we have created a line of adjustable height desks that benefit the overall lifestyle of office employees. When choosing to invest in your corporate furniture, consider the many benefits offered through TrueNorth. We have a wide range of standing desk selections, and you can choose the right desk for your workspace. Contact us today to learn more about our ergonomic office furniture and to get started on your order.