The holiday season, for many organizations, means peak call volume, hectic schedules, and high stress levels — and prolonged sitting makes it difficult to release tension.
Following are four easy-to-do “desk-ersizes” to try when stress levels rise.
- Sitting upright, raise the top of your shoulders to your ears. Hold for a few seconds, then relax your shoulders downward into their normal position. Repeat two to three times.
- Clasp your fingers behind your head with your elbows straight out to your sides. Pull your elbows (and shoulder blades) back. Hold for 10 seconds, then relax. Repeat two to three times.
- Sit upright with your head facing forward. Slowly tilt your head to one side, feeling the stretch in your neck muscles. Hold for five seconds. Then tilt your head to the other side, and hold. Repeat two to three times.
- Sitting upright, turn your head slowly toward your left shoulder. Hold for five seconds. Then turn your head toward your right shoulder and hold. Repeat two to three times.
More practical tips for service professionals appear in the December issue of Customer Communicator newsletter.