Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Job search tip of the day: Stretch every hour

Sitting at the computer applying for jobs can put a strain on your body and mind.  Do yourself and your job search some good by taking a break every hour or so. Set a reminder in your calendar or use a kitchen timer if you need to.

Here are a few simple things you can do:

Eyes - focus on something far away.
Hands and wrists - interlace your fingers and turn inside out, pushing away from yourself. Let your arms hang down and shake your hands loosely.
Neck - tilt your head forward, back and to each side several times.
Back - stretch your hands above your head and clasp them, then lean to each side several times. Put your hands on your hips and bend forward and backward several times.
Legs - lift each knee to your chest and hold several seconds; do this a few times. Lunge forward several times on each leg.
Mind - think about a pleasant memory, vacation or a loved one.  Go outside and walk around the block!

Now you should be ready for a more productive hour of job search!

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