Prevent eye strain with this easy break

Hold out your fist and clench it really tight.

How long can you maintain this before the muscles in your forearm start aching?

Not very long, right?

Focusing on the same spot for too long (like staring at your screen) makes the muscles in your eyes cramp in the same way like your forearm.

Thats what the “20-20-20 rule” is for

It’s very simple

  • Look at something 20 yards (or meters) away.
  • For 20 seconds
  • Every 20 minutes

But substitute the 20 yards thing for “something outside the window” like a tree so you don’t have to think too much.

And that’s it! Happy eyes!

Pro tip Shift your focus completely to what you are looking at to get a micro dose of mindfulness at the same time.

Mark
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