Make the Desk Your Focus
Always take the time to adjust your working environment (your chair in particular), especially if you’re using a desk and chair at home or in the office that you aren’t used to. With the wrong settings, the long hours behind your screen will take a toll on your muscles and joints. A well-adjusted workspace will also help give you a healthier posture.
Sit only as much as necessary – for example stand to take calls or speak with colleagues. Avoid doing any non-screen activities while seated. By getting up and moving around you’ll also get those precious physiological breaks that make it easier to think clearly when you really do need to sit and get stuff done.
Try to limit email as much as possible – many things can easily be resolved or negotiated in person or by phone, which is a productive way to cut your screen hours. Speaking instead of emailing often helps avoid miscommunications, too. If you really need to confirm what’s been agreed upon, just send a short summary by email.
Finally, try and keep mobile screens for urgent tasks and utilities – and do most of your work activities at a well-adjusted desktop workstation. Too much craning of the neck to look at your phone can do damage to your neck and upper back over time.