It requires no thought or effort. It’s the pose I used for my online picture. You might even call it my comfort zone. As it turns out though, my slump is not working for me, and has actually been doing me some harm.
I got my wake up call last week when I went to the chiropractor for a pinched nerve in my neck. By slumping in that particular position, I have managed, over time, to knock my neck, jaw and shoulder out of alignment.
So now, in addition to enduring some sounds-like-gun-shot chiropractic adjustments, I am having to do “sit up straight” exercises so I don’t fall back into my slumping habits. I can tell you, it isn’t easy.
Our careers can be prone to slumps – professional bad habits that become our comfort zone, but are highly detrimental to our long term career health.
10 Signs You May Be Career Slumping
If your answer is “Yes” to any or all of the above, you are either in or headed for a career slump. The longer you let it go, the more painful will be the adjustment when you get the “sit up straight or else” wake up call. The good news is that there are simple steps you can take immediately to de-slump yourself.
10 ‘Sit Up Straight’ Exercises To De-slump Your Career
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