Do you often find yourself working with your keyboard and mouse continuously for many hours? There are many things you can do to avoid eye strain and hand/wrist pain.
Besides the possible ergonomic (table/chair/light) rearrangements, one must consider relaxing for a few seconds every now and then, when the workload reaches a high limit.
For this task, there is a very useful utility, called RSIBreak, which monitors the time and speed a user is working with the keyboard and mouse and, when it’s necessary, recommends a short break. Additionally, in case the user didn’t “obey” this advice, it can force her to obey by disabling temporarily the user interface (keyboard/screen)!
Personally, I find it very valuable and, some times, I found myself looking at the small clock icon at the tray with the fear that it will prompt me to relax before I complete whatever I’m writing that moment. [Don’t worry though… for situations like this, the developers included the use of the “Escape” key!]
Think about it…
a short break helps the mind too!
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