Let’s get the formalities out of the way – I’m Kelly, a new copy writer for Quicken Loans and fresh face at The DIFF. You’ll be hearing a lot from me and I’m unbelievably excited to share all the random things I know or encounter.
I’ve been here just a couple days and I’ve already caused a quite a ruckus. Well, not me, really. My chair. I’ve got this huge green ball I sit on while working. I’m not really sure how I inherited it, I know I didn’t buy it! I found it in the building I used to be in and so now I consider it mine.
Thing is, people always ask me about it and I don’t really have a good reason for using it other than I think its fun.
I occasionally bounce, convincing people over the cube walls that I’m either really excited to be at work or I’ve got a small trampoline under my desk. Fitness minded people all take the time to tell me how good it is for me and that unbeknownst to myself, I’m getting a workout 8+ hours a day.
After doing a bit of research on the advantages of sitting on this aptly name “stability ball,” I’ve found it is really good for me – it encourages spine alignment, improves your balance and circulation, gives me energy and yes, it’s a workout! More movement = more burned calories. Oh, and apparently it made a big TV debut on The Office, which I like, but sadly missed that particular episode.
The reason I write about it on The DIFF is just to reiterate how silly, small (bouncy?) things can make a difference in your life or someone else’s – even if you don’t know it at first. It’s like sharing a shortcut to work cutting 4.5 minutes off your teammate’s commute or starting up something easy with a huge future return for the planet like recycling.
I look forward to writing to you all from my green ball and suggest you all give the stability ball a try. I’ll even share it if you are giving it serious consideration. Clayton has reserved it for the rest of the day, bouncing his way to a slimmer self and wreaking havoc all across the 4th floor.