Our neck and shoulders carry a great deal of tension throughout the day. Staring down at a computer all day doesn’t help. So take three minutes and turn away from your computer today, even if you just shift your seat slightly.
Sit up tall, especially if you notice you’ve been slouching and do a few head nods–tip your chin to the chest and then lift your chin to look up to where the ceiling meets the wall. Repeat a few times. Then tilt your right ear toward your right shoulder to stretch the side of your neck. Hold for a few deep breaths and repeat on the other side.
You body will thank you for the reprieve. Plus taking little breaks actually tends to make you work better long term. If you’re frustrated or stuck on a project, use that moment to take a little stretch.