Shirt: Threadless — Pants: J.Crew — Sandals: 6pm.com (Dansko) — Bangle: Thrifted — Earrings: Lia Sophia
I recently switched over to sitting on an exercise ball chair at work, and it’s been an interesting experience so far.
My regular desk chair aggravated some hip pain I was having, I think largely because I kept my legs crossed for most of the day. (I also had a recurring numb patch on my calf, although I don’t know if that was related or coincidental.)
While I can cross my legs on the ball chair if I really try, it’s enough of a challenge that I mostly don’t bother. I also think it’s been helping my posture, as I’ve been much more conscious of keeping my shoulders and hips aligned. My lower back muscles have been a little sore, but that’s probably because they’re used to sandbagging it and haven’t had much asked of them lately.
Of course, it’s a little hard to look 100% professional while sitting on a ball chair, and it’s much easier when the sitter is wearing pants, like the ones I have on here. I haven’t flashed anyone yet while wearing a dress or skirt because I usually wear slipshorts or bike shorts underneath anyway, but it’s not terribly dignified. (When has Mia ever been a dignified person, you ask? Hush, you, I reply.)
I do like it, though; I think I’ll keep it. Trying it out was an experiment after it was surrendered to the common good by a coworker, and I figured that if I hated it, it would’ve gone to surplus anyhow. But I’m surprisingly aware of my body on the ball chair! I adjust more often, and get up to walk around more often, too.
Also, it’s fun to bounce on when I’m listening to music. I just have to make sure my coworkers don’t sneak up on me while that’s happening.