I got a notification from my phone this morning. It told me that I have spent an average of 7 hours a day on my phone this week. I would say that I’m surprised but I did notice that things were starting to get a bit out of hand by the way my neck and shoulders have been feeling. They feel extended, sort of like I’ve been getting pulled into my screen. Now when I stand up straight, it’s slightly uncomfortable. You see the thing is I’ve been very busy setting up an online income stream.
I am very excited about it. Because of that, I’ve put off other responsibilities, like taking care of the growing tightness in my shoulders, back, and neck.
That’s why I’ve decided to write this blog because I know that this problem must be bad for many of us online and with my background I am in a unique position to help. I used to work full-time as a nurse and I’ve done physical therapy for necks, shoulders, and the spine. I know when our posture degrades it affects us on a much deeper level than most people realize.
When you’re staring at your computer for extended periods of time it does affect your posture, and that’s something that isn’t fixed easily. That’s why it’s important to work on improving your posture for a few minutes every day.
I’m going to describe a routine that we all should be doing at least a few times per week in order to go on living happy and healthy lives working online.
Step 1. Retract your head as far as you can without creating discomfort. Like you’re trying to give yourself a double chin. Hold for 15 seconds, and repeat 3 times.
Step 2. Slowly drop your head until your ear is as close to your shoulder as you can. Hold for 15 secs on each side and repeat 3 times.
Step 3. Tilt your chin straight up into the air, looking up at the sky, hold for 5 long seconds before tilting your head forward until you’re looking straight down, hold for 5 seconds. Rest and repeat.
Step 4. Look over your right shoulder, hold for 10 seconds. Now look over your left shoulder and hold for 10 seconds, repeat 3 times.
Step 5. Lace your hands together, push your palms out, and raise your linked hands with your straight arms up to the sky. Your palms should be up in the air, your fingers laced, and your shoulders just about touching your ears. Hold for 15 seconds and repeat.
These 5 moves take only a few minutes and you will notice that not only does your body feel better but you are also more relaxed and focused.
Hope this has been helpful,
By the way, if you are interested in knowing more about the income stream that I’ve been working on I’ll include a link below.
John Thornhill has helped me set up a sales funnel that will free up loads of time and allow me to start taking better care of myself again. If you feel like I do, maybe he can help you too.
This is a guest post from Steven Janton, if you would like to be considered for a guest post please contact me.