Mental health is a hot topic, but has anyone noticed a decline/change in their physical health?
Sales people tend to be in the office or working more than the average person. Spending longer hours in front of screens, inability to fully "check out" when not working, fairly consistent stress, likely abuse substances of varying degrees, etc.
I'm a pretty healthy person, try to work out a couple times a week before work, and very active on the weekends. But, a recent event made me start thinking....
I get ocular migraines every now and again. Sometimes is 2x a month, sometimes is 1x a year. Imagine you're looking at your screen and slowly you can't make out fine details, words, then full sentences just kind of disappear. Imagine a sun flair, or light flair on top of your screen. I usually can feel it coming and will get into a dark area away from screens and can mitigate the effect. But, sometimes nothing I can do and I'm down for the count for the rest of the day. Not really painful, kind of just a headache, but any LCD or screen will trigger sensitivity.
Waiting for the next one so I can go to my eye doctor and have them check out the nerves. In my research some of the leading causes are stress and caffeine....
Any one else have similar migraines, or other physical health concerns that might be brought on my your career?
How are you managing it?