5 Strategies to Stop Staring at Screens All Day

Staring at the screen all day can negatively impact your health.

How long do you usually stare at a screen throughout your day? This prolonged, unbroken staring can have a host of negative effects on your health, including the development of computer vision syndrome, and the negative health consequences of a sedentary lifestyle. Unfortunately, as entrepreneurs, our work typically demands us to stare at screens to stay productive. So how can you reduce screen time without affecting your performance?

Hold walking meetings. Instead of meeting in a chat room, or around a table where you can get distracted by your phone, take walking meetings. You'll get some fresh air and break up the sedentary pattern.

· Reduce distractions. While using your screen-based devices, try to eliminate your distractions, like social media or entertaining websites. Use your digital time as wisely as possible.

· Employ tangible note-taking. Start taking notes by hand. It's less convenient, in some cases, but is better for your memory and comprehension.

· Take frequent breaks. Throughout the day, take breaks, even if they're only a minute or two. Look up from the screen and stare at an object in the distance, or get up and stretch.

· Focus on auditory interaction. Instead of reading a book on your computer, listen to an audiobook. Instead of logging an online chat, have a phone call.

Use these strategies to break up your screen-staring time, and chart a path to better health. You might find yourself even more productive after adopting them.

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