For years I used to suffer from back pain. Just too many hours sitting in front of a keyboard.
I tried a few things. Not pills, because I avoid those like the plague. But I went to a chiropractor, I tried scheduling times during the day when I would get up and do some walking around and stretching, and I even tried setting up my computer so I could work standing up.
There was nothing wrong with any of those approaches, but the solution that really worked for me was to throw away my regular chair and use a kneeling chair instead. Not every office supply store carries them, but some do. Failing that, you can find one online.
To go a step further, watch the video below. It contains some interesting information and some tips on strengthening your lower back.
Why am I even writing about this?
Because as a freelancer you are your only employee. Your financial success depends on your own health and ability to sit down and work, unhindered by illness or pain.
In other words, to achieve your goals as a freelancer, you need to pay attention to your health.
This is a big topic, and maybe I’ll write again about health issues for freelancers. But for now, you can take the simple step of taking care of your body when you sit down to work.
If you don’t, your work will suffer. You can’t work at your best when you are feeling uncomfortable or in pain.
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About the author: Nick Usborne is an online writer, copywriter, author and coach. Read more…