Your back takes on a lot in a day. Between bending, stretching, sitting, twisting, pulling, and lifting, it’s no wonder back pain is one of the most common reasons people make doctor appointments. Thankfully, there are some things we can do to help ease the strain and take care of our backs.
Have you ever wondered how you’ll make it through the afternoon without a nap? You could reach for another cup of coffee or an over-sweetened “energy” bar, but that could mean the jitters or a post-sugar crash later.
Instead, the next time you feel like putting your head down on your desk, try these simple strategies to reintroduce calm and focus—and keep you steadily energized all day long.
For many of us, saying “no” is difficult and uncomfortable. Whether it’s a social invitation, another work project, or one more holiday obligation, it’s often easier to say “yes.” We think we should be able to take it all on without complaint, and as naturally social creatures, we care about what others think.