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Staying Healthy In Your Used Office Cubicle

Here we sit in the heart of winter confined to our office cubicle. No afternoon walks to break up the monotony cubicle life, no eating your lunch outside, or driving home with the windows down.  We just sit inside, bundled up, and dream of vacations we can’t afford to take. This seasonal depression is typically conveniently coupled with some version of the flu. Since nothing is worse than winter time and the flu combined, let’s take a look at some ways to minimize our chances of getting sick.

Sanitize Everything

Germs flourish in your office cubicle. Think about it, the only items that are usually moving on your desk are your coffee cup, some papers and probably your mouse. Germs lurk all over in untouched areas just waiting for the moment your immune system is resting. Wipe down your phone, mouse, keyboard, surface, and for heaven’s sake – stop eating lunch at your desk! Grab yourself a cleaner that destroys 99.9% (unless you found 100% in which case, gold mine!) of germs and have at it.

Wash Your Hands Frequently

We’ve all unfortunately seen the individual who uses the bathroom and fails to wash their hands. That doorknob they just touched? Yup, you have the luxury of touching it now. Wash your hands frequently throughout the day to remove germs that you’ve encountered throughout the office.

Stay Away from Sick Coworkers

I know it’s easier said than done, but try staying away from sick coworkers. If you hear someone coughing or sneezing all over the place, avoid that person and what they’ve contaminated. If they seem really sick, make a suggestion that they go home for the day to recover. Inversely, if you feel sick, be a good friend and take a sick day to avoid getting others sick.

Staying healthy in your office cubicle is no easy task, but if you take proper precautions you will help minimize your chance of getting sick. What precautions do you take to help yourself stay healthy in the workplace?