New office furniture is a major morale booster. After all, it represents a significant positive change in the environment in which you spend 8 hours per day, and an investment in your comfort and wellbeing. Cleaner surfaces, comfortable chairs, new equipment—all can be an extremely centering experience.
These tips can help you to keep that morale boost going well beyond your office furniture installation service.
Colour and personality are great ways to break up the monotony of a daily routine. Colourful corporate artwork, plants, and decor can contribute to corporate culture while nicely breaking up what might otherwise be a bland or uniform design, while employees can use art and decor to personalize their workstations to make it seem like a much more comforting environment.
The 20/20/20 rule can greatly reduce both physical and mental exhaustion: After every 20 minutes or so of looking at a screen, spend 20 seconds looking at a point 20 feet away. This can greatly reduce eye strain which is linked to headaches and fatigue after long periods of work.
Regular breaks have been found to greatly improve productivity. Leave your desk every 40-50 minutes to grab a glass of water, go to the washroom, or even just walk around for a minute to stretch your legs. To learn more about the benefits, see this Huffington Post article on how breaks boost productivity.
It’s easy to forget to keep ourselves hydrated when we’re wrapped up in work. To compound the issue, coffee is a mild diuretic, which means it makes your body flush out liquids quicker. While the effect isn’t enough to dehydrate you while you drink, it does still throw your body off, which often contributes to the ‘afternoon crash’.
By drinking water throughout the day, you can keep your brain hydrated, offsetting the ‘afternoon crash’, avoiding late-day headaches and fatigue, and improving your overall focus.
Junk food is tempting, particularly when you’ve got a limited window for lunch, but eating it never makes you feel better in the long-term. In addition to being unfulfilling, it also has well-known negative effects on your overall wellbeing. Healthy alternatives (salads, healthy sandwiches, etc) and snacks (nuts, fruit, etc) can be just as easy, provide far more nutrients to keep you going, and, when combined with a healthy lifestyle, can improve your waistline and overall health outside of the office as well.
New office furniture can be a major morale boost—as long as it’s properly installed, performed on time, with minimal disruption to workflow. Choice Office installation services will see that your new office starts on the right foot.
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