Day 24: Get out of Your Chair
Joe Downie, SparkPeople Coach, says that "staying energized and stress free at work isn't difficult. The key is finding reasons to stay out of your chair." Here are some suggestions:
1. Take as long as possible before sitting down at your desk in the morning.
2. Forget the conference room – hold walking meetings.
3. Deliver mail, memos, and faxes in person.
4. Chat face-to-face instead of by e-mail or phone.
5. Use a bathroom on the other side of the building or on another floor.
6. Walk around the room while you're talking on the phone.
7. Take a break – even if it's only five or ten minutes – and take a brisk walk outside.
8. Make several trips to the watercooler (or the coffeepot) throughout the day.
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Voice of the Editor
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.