work from home
Like many states, Pennsylvania issued a stay-in-place order with all non-essential businesses to close during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, many businesses closed indefinitely, and employees are now working in their new office setting called home.
Are you slouched into your most comfortable couch? Using the chair from that 1970’s dining room set? Yes, the one with the plastic still on the seats. Lying in bed while trying to prop your head with a pillow? I’m sure these are just some of the various settings many of us are attempting while working from home these days. COVID-19 has eliminated the need to get up and visit a co-worker’s office for the answer to a question, to take a brisk walk when late for a meeting, or to get some exercise and fresh air during lunch or another break in the day. A lot of our daily movement has been eliminated. It is still important to stretch your joints and muscles throughout the day to prevent various cramps, aches, and pains. Below are a few easy stretches you can easily do from the comfort of your own home. The only equipment you’ll need is a wall or a chair.
The day before the Center for Disease Control (CDC) put out their first guideline of mass gatherings and large community events of 250 people or more to be cancelled, approximately 150 professionals gathered together at Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders seminar with Rob Shallenberger. At this time, many people didn’t realize the severity of what was to come around the world. You overheard people joking about the situation, wondering if we should have been at the gathering at that time, still shaking hands with people we just met, not knowing if they had been in contact with COVID-19. Three co-workers and myself attended this seminar; the four of us didn’t know what we would take from that meeting when we set out that morning. Afterwards, we all agreed, it was very beneficial to us and we would use what we learned that day, not only in our professional lives, but our personal lives as well.