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Taking a break away from your computer or phone can help your people from developing computer vision syndrome.
According to data from DataReportal, the average American spends 7 hours and 4 minutes looking at a screen every day.” Mar 21, 2022
Hundreds of millions of virtual meetings are occurring daily on multiple video conferencing platforms. With these numbers skyrocketing, prolonged time on the screen results in eye strain and headaches.
In video chats, we have to work harder to send and receive signals. Our brains are also working in overdrive. Here is a solution that will help you take a break: the 20-20-20 rule.
Every 20 minutes take 20 seconds or more to get up from your workstation, walk 20 feet away to get a drink of water, look out a window, stretch your body or chat with a colleague. This can mitigate the harmful effects of sitting for the deadly six hours at a time.
This small exercise will maximize your chance of having a high-performance and productive workday. When your eyes are rested, your body is refreshed and your health stamina high, your job productivity will be better.
The American Physical Therapy Association recommends two to four hours of standing and light activity during your workday. Staying active during the workday also assuages mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.
Incorporate this with a Mindful Doodling practice as another form of keeping your mind active and taking a break from the screens.
Learn more about the science behind mindful doodling here.
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