I'm serious. My back is killing me!
I'm not someone you'd see & say "My gosh. She has terrible posture." I'm really not. I stand up straight!! And i sit up straight in other chairs... it's just AT WORK!
When you sit at a desk at work all day everyday - if you aren't sitting properly, you can really harm your back. I have started thinking about this a LOT in the past couple of days because my upper back - around the shoulder blade area - is on FIRE. I don't ever notice the pain when i wake up or when i get to work, but after i've been working a few hours, my back is killing me. By the time i get home, it is on FIRE & i'm begging for a massage! This has been going on for...ever. Well, i've been knowing that it HAS to have something to do with how i am sitting. Because i end up slouching to write things down or just to be more comfortable. Next thing i know, that area of my back is in SO MUCH PAIN. I started thinking of how I have noticed that dancers have great posture, even when they are sitting. I know I'm making a broad statement, but this is what i have noticed at the theatre. I tried to find pictures from the theatre just to show you what i mean, but i realized that everyone tends to sit up straighter for a photo. So, thanks to google for these images. People will all be sitting indian style talking during a break or something & i'll notice some of my friends that are true dancers are sitting up completely straight. Everyone else is leaning over in one way or another.
Everyone else is sitting like this...
But you can always tell which ones the dancer...
(Just reason #312 why i should have never stopped dancing lessons.)
Anyway. Yeah. So this is a problem. Because, seriously, this is me at work.
And a side view.
My upper back - and did i mention my NECK - is PAYING DEARLY for it. Which is why it is on my mind so much today & yesterday. Today i have had to consciously remind myself to sit up straight. I'll sit up straight & in an hour realize i'm all slouchy again.
Websites recommend a back rest to go where the small of your back is & a foot rest also helps. Guess what? I HAVE BOTH OF THOSE!! AHHH. But if i lean back into the chair to where the back rest is touching the small of my back & my shoulder blades are against the chair, then i can't reach the mouse to my computer. Or i can, but it's hard to use. And my butt kinda slides forward or something.
I have decided i have simply GOT to get in the habit of sitting straight. I can't afford to get a massage every day after work & i don't think Brad is going to massage it everyday after work. And i definitely can't afford future back issues! :(
And how come Brad doesn't have this problem!? He sits at a desk everyday at work, too!
Is this a silly post?? If so, I'm sorry, but i am in PAIN!!!! DAILY! Ahhhh!
Any suggestions on how to get in the habit of sitting straight?