- Find a few sturdy, thick phonebooks and do some step aerobics.
- Massage your head and shoulders. Find trigger points of tension in the shoulders and base of the skull.
- Take two steps back from your desk and lean forward until you’re at an angled push-up position against the edge of your desk. Do a couple quick ‘press ups’.
- Lift 1-3 packs of printer paper in each hand. You could either curl them like weights or lift them over your head.
- Close your door and shadow box. Imagining a stressor while you’re punching will increase your energy, guaranteed.
- Jumping jacks. Simple, quick and pumps you up.
- Squeeze a stress ball. Relieves stress while strengthening forearms and wrists for typing.
- Try word puzzles. Keep a jigsaw puzzle in your office.
- Switch hands with whatever you’re doing.
- Stand perfectly still for two minutes. Regroup.
- When you first arrive at work, take as long as possible before sitting down.
- Forget the boardroom. Hold walking meetings.
- Hand-deliver mail, memos and faxes.
- Chat face-to-face instead of by e-mail or phone.
- Use a bathroom on the other side of the building or another floor.
- Have a lot of phone time? Buy a cordless and move around while talking.
Give Yourself An Energy Boost
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