This week I’ve been working on revamping my blog along with a couple projects currently in the works. With all that’s going on I’m spending more time in front of the computer and as a result I’ve been having these awful headaches.
Those headaches are often accompanied with a stiff neck and shoulders. And if most of your time is sitting in front of the computer like mine is, I’m sure you know where I’m coming from.
I put this post’s draft together a while back but never finished it. When I came across it last night I took it as a sign to get some rest and it motivated me to finished it up and share it with you.
The thing is, no matter how we feel, work still has to get done. So we should make sure to do all that we can to avoid computer-related tension and other issues that can affect productivity.
Here are some easy tips for relieving computer-related tension. Things we can start doing today to be tension-free!
Move around frequently. Step away from your desk and walk around the house. It’ll help get the blood flowing in the legs and ease lower back aches.
Staring at the computer for a long period of time will cause your eyes to feel strained. Take your eyes off the computer for at least 10 minutes every hour. This will relax the eyes and lessen or prevent headaches.
If you’re still having sight problems, talk with your eye doctor about the possibility of needing glasses. Keep up with glasses or contact lens subscriptions as well.
Relieve shoulder tension by doing a shoulder shrug. Shrug shoulders by lifting them up to your ears and inhale through the nose as you do so. Hold for several seconds and exhale through the mouth as you lower your shoulders. Do as many as you feel you need.
Move arms in circular motion. With hands in a fist position; hold your arms out in front of you and make tight circular motions for a count of ten toward the right and repeat toward the left.
Ease neck tension by slowly looking up and down and look to the right and left. Do three times/5 reps, counting one when you up/down or right/left. MedicineNet also has neck exercises that could also ease computer-related tension.
Get plenty of sleep. I know how tempting it is to take the laptop to bed with you. Sure you can get more work done while everyone is asleep. After all, there are no distractions. But you won’t be productive in your work or family life if you’re not getting an adequate amount of sleep.
Over To You
I hope these tips will help easy any computer-related tension you might experience.
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