It’s amazing how the body reacts to the stress of finding our way around technology in the same manner as it does if a tiger were to jump out at you. To lose a document or to experience an important email going awry can trigger exactly the same physiological reaction. The part of the brain that is responsible for fight or flight is stimulated by stress from either ‘actual’ or ‘perceived’ threat.
In our busy world, where time is such an important commodity and technology is an important aid to our work, our bodies can go in and out of these stressful reactions several times a day. Take time to get away from your computer when you can. A short walk (even around the office) at intervals helps us to be able to focus for longer and disperses the stress hormones. Take the time to do this and you should find that you work more effectively.