The Price I Had To Pay
Let your story be different from mine
- Choose a desktop over a laptop. If you use a laptop, strictly avoid placing it over your lap. Instead place it over a non-conducting surface such as a wooden one.
- Learn keyboard shortcuts and use them often, because they're less harmful than mouse clicks.
- Turn ambidextrous (it's not that difficult, really). At frequent intervals, switch between your right hand and left hand to use the mouse or the touchpad.
- Use an ergonomically designed chair to help you maintain good posture.
- Keep your feet firmly on the ground and your wrists straight.
- Take necessary precautions to prevent eye strain and achy knees.
- Take frequent short breaks to stretch and relax your body.
- Step away from your computer every now and then. It's a good idea to install apps like Workrave to remind you to take micro-pauses often.
- Remember that you have a life offline
- Fix reasonable working hours and stick to them.
- Keep the rush jobs to a minimum and politely explain to your clients your reasons for doing so. Don't be worried about losing them. If you're good at what you do, they will be willing to adjust.
- Stop eating at your desk.
- Make sufficient time for your family every single day instead of limiting your conversations to “Good morning” and “Good night”.
- Get off social networking sites and meet your friends for lunch.
- Switch back from ebooks to paperbacks whenever you can.
- Shut down your computer at the same time everyday and give it a rest.
- Ensure that nothing comes between you and your beauty sleep.