This is how you survive an office job

Chances are that you work in an office at least part of the time. Whether it is a desk-based 9 to 5, admin work alongside field-based tasks or making entrepreneurial dreams come true from home. Working at a desk might be preferable to the hard, physical labor our ancestors were subjected to. But our modern working habits can still come with health hazards if we aren’t careful. Whether it is staring at the screen for hours, frying your brain with too much thinking, sitting on a chair all day or hunching over your desk, office jobs can leave you feeling tired, stiff and sore. Having worked at a desk full-time now for over a year, I have found plenty of little ways to ‘survive my 9 to 5’.

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How to keep your liver healthy

The liver is one of our most important organs and is responsible for over 500 functions in the body. No wonder then that many health issues can be traced back to a sluggish and underperforming liver. Anything from healthy blood, proper digestion, hormone regulation and detoxification is affected by the liver. So, it might actually be your liver that is responsible for your bloated belly, acne, fatigue, weight gain or PMS. All the parts in your body are interconnected. So, when one part is out of whack, the rest of your body will likely suffer too. This is especially the case for an organ with so many responsibilities (a.k.a, the liver). Giving your liver some love is thus not a superfluous luxury.

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The importance of making plans (even when you don’t stick to them)

Many books, courses and articles teach us how we can set goals and how we can stick to them. In fact, I have published a post recently in which I share my favourite way of setting goals. The main reasons we make plans is to gain a sense of control over our future. Yet I wholeheartedly agree that life happens when you are busy making other plans. Looking back on all the plans and goals I have made in my life I suspect only a handful have come true. And my life at the moment is without a doubt completely different than I could have ever planned a few years ago. That is why I think it is so important to stay flexible and adjust plans.  To not get stuck on one vision of how our life should pan out. Even if our sense of control is completely illusory and despite life often not going according to plan, I still believe making plans can help us (at least the worrying type among us) in various ways.

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