1. A consistent frown
The next time you go to the washroom, take a quick glance in the mirror. Are your brows furrowed without you even noticing it? If so, you just may be unconsciously feeling tense. Tightening these facial muscles makes your mind tired too, so make it a habit to remind yourself to relax your face. Close your eyes and take deep breaths to refresh your mind.
2. Clenched jaws
Some people even grind their teeth, which causes dental problems. And it causes headaches too! So do a quick check every hour when you are at your desk. Try to fake a yawn to relax your jaws.
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3. Emotional eating
Do you find yourself reaching for that pack of sweets or chips when you are working, just to give yourself that tiny edge that comes with a sugar rush? It may feel harmless, but unchecked snacking, especially on salted chips and sugary foods, can raise your risk of getting health problems. Try keeping these foods away from your desk – the next time you feel like having a snack, take a sip of plain water instead. Or go for a short walk to curb the temptation.
4. You fall sick often
According to Mayo Clinic, your body releases a surge of hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. The latter alters immune system responses, which may make you more susceptible to colds and other illnesses.