Wellness Now: Your Oasis during Challenging Times
If you're like most of us these days, I bet you're spending a lot of time looking at a screen (hmmm, like right now!). Which means your eyes have been putting in some serious overtime and perhaps experiencing digital eyestrain. It's high time to give your precious, hardworking eyes some extra attention!

Let's start with a simple exercise that rests your eyes, reduces stress and helps you to feel calmer:

If you’ve been engaged in logical, factual left-brain tasks (writing reports, analyzing data), cover your right eye with your right hand for a few minutes...and while you're doing that, remember to breathe deeply! If you’ve been focused more on creative or emotional right-brain matters (talking about feelings, caring for others, design work), take a pause by covering your left eye with your left hand for a few minutes. And, of course, breathe!

Below are a few additional tips to give you -- and your overworked, tired eyes -- a well-deserved break! 👀
May you be well,
Olivia (aka, Ohm)
Relaxation Coach, Workshop Facilitator, Author
Eye Health 101
Follow the 20-20-20 rule:
  • Every 20 minutes, look away from the screen and gaze at an object that is 20 feet away from you.
  • Blink 20 times to keep your eyes lubricated.
  • Get up and take 20 steps.

Hydrate. Sufficient fluid intake is essential for your body’s overall well-being, including your eyes.

Eat your veggies. And fruits, too! Foods rich in beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, omega-3, and vitamins A, C & E are vital to eye health.

Ergonomics matters. To prevent eye strain, your computer monitor should be about an arm’s length away from you. Make sure the lighting is sufficient and diffused to prevent glare, which can strain your eyes.

Click here for a soothing Palming Meditation.
Romeo gives his eyes a nice rest after watching too many amusing cat videos on YouTube.
While we're focused on overuse issues, how are your hands & wrists feeling?
Check out my recent blog about hand/wrist pain and try 2 exercises that can help!
"Mysteries are not to be solved.
The eye goes blind when it only wants to see why." - Rumi