A health expert recently recommended a break after a 3 hour stint at the computer. He suggested using a timer to get up once every hour. That can be easily done for a bathroom break, to get a cold drink, or for some, to look for a small healthy snack, like a fruit.
To ease eye strain one can always adjust the text size to make it larger. To take my eyes away from the screen periodically, I have found the best diversion ever. I stop blogging for a few minutes to watch 3 fancy tail rainbow male guppies, 3 female, 2 recently birthed baby fish, a snail, and a tiny shrimp who may come out of hiding. Besides there are small water plants, including water lilies that seem to grow overnight and often have tiny flowers! The small aquarium sits on the table where I usually blog on my laptop. Looking away from the computer helps to exercise the eye muscles and ease eye strain.
But better yet, get up and move around EVERY HOUR! Take a break from your computer and water those house plants, finish your breakfast dishes or straighten the pillows on your sofa, THEN jump back on your computer!
By the way, this is my 5th consecutive post with the WordPress Weekly Writing Challenge; I’m done being challenged. I’ll be ‘taking a break from my Mac screen!
One of my favorite Psalms is Psalm 5. Verses 1-3, especially, are not only so meaningful, but were probably sung by David as he played on his harp:
“Give ear to my words O LORD, consider my meditation.
Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.”
I like to start the day with prayer otherwise I won’t get around to it after the day’s activities have begun. This past April 2012 we went to the Hilton Waikoloa on Hawaii island for a weekend to attend a credit union convention. My husband went to attend his morning seminar which included a breakfast for him, so I was on my own. I went out to look for the right place to meditate. . .