Self-care tips you can do at your desk to feel better at work

Must See 29/03/2019

By the ending of a working week, it's pretty common to be feeling exhausted and completely burnt out. But it doesn't have to be that way!

Rather than pushing through the week with the assistance of our beloved caffeine, here are some self-care tips to do at your desk daily which'll help you feel more positive at work. 

Calm yourself with essential oils
Lavender, orange and bergamot essential oils can help to relax and uplift you when you're feeling stressed or having a creative block. 

Keeping a small stash of essential oils in your drawer and occassionally popping a few drops on your wrists or a cotton ball to sniff can help to revive your spirits without disturbing others around you. 

Make your workspace a winner
Reorganise your workspace and surround yourself by things that inspire you. Decorate the area with small indoor plants, pictures of loved ones, or anything else that will keep you in a positive place. 

Keeping anti-bacterial wipes handy to regularly wipe down your desk and keyboard can also work wonders in helping to clear your head, as well as helping to prevent the spread of germs. 

Challenge yourself
Speaking out in a meeting, or volunteering to take on a client you know will challenge you will help you up your game when you're stuck in a rut.

Accomplishing something that you feared can fuve you the adrenaline rush you need to finish the day strong, leaving you feeling more like an asset to your team, and more invested in your work.

Consider your shoes
Even if you're sitting down all day, your shoes can have a huge impact on your body. While your heels may not hurt sitting down at your desk, consider how they are changing the ergonomics of your body. This can have long-term impacts on your body, so maybe consider swapping out the heels for flats when you don't have any big meetings. 

Take small breaks
Plan your day to include small breaks away from your desk. Eating lunch way from your desk is important to clear your head, and doing things like walking meetings throughout the day can be extremely helpful in keeping you on form.