Home Office Tip 2...Computer Health Hazards! Written by BB Lee
Computer Health Hazards..... Home Office Tips 2 by BB Lee(C)2003
Home office stress related injuries are escalating. Along with carpal tunnel syndrome, eye strains, neck strains, back related problems. Let's face it, if you are behind keys more than a few hours a week you will suffer one or more of above problems.
Neck Strains. Have you noticed that your neck is stiff after a long day at computer? Well, trouble might be your monitor height. Your monitor should be eye level so you will not have to constantly lower, raise, and crook your neck to view screen.
Exercise Tip: Try rotating your your shoulders back several times and then forward for several more times to reduce stress. Then slowly turn your head side to side several times.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Also called repetitive motion injury is on increase. Why? Because of new technology, computers are faster than ever. This leads to more keystrokes which equals more injuries. That numbness in your wrist or hands might be a warning that you are suffering from this injury. Try purchasing one of gel pads you can rest your hands on while at keyboard. This will help tremendously. Purchase ergonomically made wrist rest and mouse pads available at most office supply stores to help ease tension and chance of injury.
Correct posture will help too. Keep your feet flat on floor, your knee's parallel to floor, your back straight, your upper arms dropping straight down, with elbows to side and at same height as your keyboard.
How Much is Your TIme Worth?Written by Jean Hanson
Have you ever thought about how much your time is really worth? If youíre a busy entrepreneur, your business growth might depend on it. Have you ever said, ďI donít need any help Ė I can do it all myself! Besides, I canít justify hiring someone Ė my business isnít big enough.Ē
Many entrepreneurs feel that they just canít justify paying someone to assist them with many tasks that need to be done to keep their business running smoothly. What you need to do, however is take a step back and remember what your original mission was when you started business. Are you where you thought you would be at this point in time? Are you doing things you love to do, or are you spending time working on details that donít contribute to bottom line? Is this best use of your time?
One thing you can do to move your business forward is to outsource some of administrative tasks that donít need your personal attention. But before you can decide if this is right for you, letís figure out just how much your time is really worth.
Letís look at this example: You charge $75 per hour for your services. Youíre spending 5 hours per week on administrative tasks such as updating your contact database, keeping up with correspondence, updating your website, and so on. $75 x 5 hours = $375.00 (in essence, this is what youíre paying yourself). What if you could take those 5 hours of work and give them to a Virtual Assistant to do (for a lower hourly rate), and then spend your time earning $75 per hour? If you paid your Virtual Assistant (VA) $35 per hour for 5 hours of work, it would cost you $175.00. You could make $200 in profit by outsourcing 5 hours of work!