Most jobs induce some amount of stress; some more than others. We at True North Desks understand that stress is going to happen occasionally, even with a job you love, and even when you are working productively at a standing desk. Standing desks help you to be more creative, productive, and energized, which can certainly help decrease your stress level.
Below are a few more ways to manage your stress during the day.
Sit (or stand) up straight
We have all been told by mothers, teachers, aunts, and so forth to sit up straight. But as it turns out, our posture has a lot to do with how we feel at work. According to Andy Yap, a post doctoral associate and lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, standing up straight affects your mood. Correct posture can help you to feel more powerful. Sitting or standing while hunched over can cause you to feel more stressed. Correct posture at your standup desk will help you to feel powerful and productive, relieving stress as the day goes on.
Get organized and stay organized
We have mentioned many times the importance of keeping your standing workstation organized and clutter-free. An organized stand up desk allows you room to breathe and work without getting too distracted. Making lists is also another way to stay organized and on task. Clearing your mind and crossing off your to-do list can help you manage stress levels and feel accomplished, no matter how busy your day is.
We know that work can be stressful, so be sure to take time for yourself. Spend your weekends doing things that you love and that make you happy. Working at a standing desk helps you to keep up your energy levels and live a healthier lifestyle. Find the right standing desk for however you work from True North Desks.