I am currently sat with a large glass of water having just finished delivering two sessions on avoiding repetitive strain injury. I am glad to report the sessions seemed to have gone down well and initial feedback has been very positive.
Over this past week I have been preparing or swotting up on RSI disorders and I was intrigued to find out what some of the key causes were for it. Apart from overuse and repetitive movements, stress was also one of the key factors. In my inquisitive nature I delved deeper and deeper into why, the what's and how's. When I got to how to prevent RSI all conclusions and advice comes back with a) being positive b) reducing stress c) posture amongst a few other things.
It is funny to think these are key preventions and it very much made me reflect upon my own body, mind and spirit as to what I do. So often I find myself getting worked up and I often try to fit too much into my day. My Physio often reminds me to stretch more to get the tension out of my neck and shoulders and how this will help me with controlling the issues I have with my back. However, my work and life stresses are probably a huge contributor and actually changing how I operate to not get so worked up would probably help me in more ways than one!
So my conclusion ... Or more a thought of the week ... As I have stood in front of people and suggested them to look at what they do I am looking at myself. My challenge to myself and perhaps a challenge for you is think about how posture, stress can impact what you do and take a moment to think about what you could do to change it. How do you be more positive, easy to say but perhaps hard to implement...
I shall let you know how I get on over the next week and any strategies I come up with.