Several weeks ago, I visited my husband’s office on a Saturday. While I was there, I noticed two exciting things:
#1 The team’s Bachelor Countdown
I added my two cents (influenced by friends and family members) on yellow sticky notes.
Bachelor fans, Don’t read this paragraph if you missed the show this week! Did you notice how much Ben looked at Jojo compared to Lauren after the rose ceremony last night? Maybe the hard-to-get family ups the excitement for him! I like both girls (or women as they call them😉), but Jojo is pretty cute.
*I find it interesting that my husband and his fraternity brothers scheduled their college classes around All My Children, but I can’t convince him to watch The Bachelor!
#2 Ergonomic Workstations
Until I started physical therapy for what felt like a knee issue, I hadn’t put much thought into the fact that if one part of our body is out of balance it will affect another. Within my first physical therapy appointment, it was discovered that my knee wasn’t the issue.
When I was in my late teens, I had an accident involving the opposite leg and a broadhead arrow.
The arrow was laying across a box in the stockroom of my dad’s sporting goods store. The lights were off and I walked directly into its razor sharp blade.
When I looked down to see the reason my femur bone ached, I saw a fire red arrow shaft festooned with canary yellow feathers anchored in my thigh, just above the knee. I did what a stabbing victim should never do, I reached down, grabbed the arrow shaft with both hands and, aided by adrenaline induced strength, yanked the arrow out!
With a severed artery and other damage, the wound was serious and there was talk of amputation. Thank God, on the third day of my hospital stay, my leg regained circulation and it was saved! I have unconsciously babied that leg for decades and, finally, the other knee was feeling strain because it was doing most of the work.
All of that said to bring it back to the Ergonomic Work Stations I saw at my husband’s office.
This helpful article describes proper alignment for sitting at a desk and using a keyboard.
My physical therapist is convinced that many of Western Civilization’s physical problems have to do with how much we sit on chairs. I think she is right!
As a decorator, I have helped clients get their work spaces ergonomically aligned for their physical needs, but have ignored my own. I am now considering how I can create a standing computer station for myself.