The average UK working week is now well over 40 hours, with us all spending so much time at work it’s important that we remember to stay both healthy and happy. Here are a few tips to make sure we look after ourselves at work:
So many people now skip their lunch breaks and work through coffee breaks in an attempt to get their work done in working hours. In order to be working to the best of your potential it’s important to take breaks, especially if you work on a computer all day. Make time to get away from your desk and out of the office if you can so that when you return you’re refreshed and revived for the afternoon. Working through is a bad habit that’s not good for your health and if you’re struggling to manage your time it’s important to speak to someone in management.
In desk jobs, it’s so important to stay active. Make yourself keep getting up and leaving your desk throughout the day to keep you healthy. There are so many problems than can come from constantly sitting for 40+ hours a week from weight gain to back problems and deep vein thrombosis, so it’s vital to stay active. There are so many things you can do from hand exercises to stretches to help combat these.
Abide by the Health and Safety Policy
Although this sounds obvious, taking your workplace’s health and safety policy seriously is important. This is even more important if your job involves a lot of manual labour, in a factory or warehouse for example. There’s so much more scope for you to injure yourself or have an accident so it’s important to make sure that you were following the rules just in case anything does happen. It’s always a good idea to have a solicitors in mind if anything does happen that isn’t your fault.
Have a laugh
Work is for working and it’s important that you get everything you’re supposed to do done but it’s also important to make it fun. By forming friendships with your work colleagues and getting involved in social things they do outside work, you’ll feel much happier day in day out and start to enjoy work rather than seeing it as a chore. Don’t spend all day chatting to your neighbour but form friendships so that you feel content in the workplace leading to a much healthier and happier you.