Posture in the Workplace
“Be a swan, Minerva, be a swan,” says wicked stepmother Bernadette Peters in Cinderella. Posture training may have gone out the window for most of us, but when’s the last time you thought about your posture?
Here are some of our best tips and tricks for ensuring you’re poised for success at work.
Tips for Posture and Ergonomics
Regardless of whether you have model posture, it’s never a good idea to spend prolonged periods sitting in the same position. The US Department of Labor has some ideas for how to change your position throughout the day:
Make small adjustments to your chair or backrest.
Stretch your fingers, hands, arms, and torso.
Stand up and walk around for a few minutes periodically.
In our office, we try to stay aware of our hydration throughout the day. Standing up to grab some water is a great posture reset!
Posture–good or bad–can affect you in ways you might not have even thought of.
If you feel sad, look in the mirror. You have likely taken on the form of poor posture and look the part. Somewhere in between these two extremes is a natural, relaxed position of good posture where you appear confident and give a positive impression to others. Correcting your posture when you feel sad can actually improve your disposition.
When was the last time you thought about your posture?