This morning I watched a grumpy lady yell at the eye doctors and assistants for not getting her son into his appointment on time, and sat and waited my turn. I went back 40 minutes after my scheduled appointment but hey, I’m not a grumpy lady.
I found out that staring at a computer screen for 7 hours a day is pretty hard on your eyes. What a surprise! (not really a surprise). I have to get special glasses that I wear while I’m on my laptop to fix the damage that’s been done, or at least stop more damage from being done. I knew staring at screens for that long was bad, but I didn’t realize the impact it was having on me.
It’s also unhealthy to sit for long periods of time. What is this world where I have to choose between health and productivity??!!
There are solutions, so I don’t actually have to choose. But that’s not the point of this blog post anyways. This blog post is really more about how we don’t pay close enough attention to the long-term effects and consequences of our daily lives. This is something I’m trying to work harder on, by watching what I eat, running at least 3-4 times a week, getting glasses to protect my eyes from my screen (because let’s be real, I’m not going to cut down on screen time), taking a few minutes every hour or so to walk around and stretch my legs, etc.
Everything we do in life is to improve our comfort of living, right? So let’s not assume that putting all of our time/energy/health into making money is the best way to accomplish that. Health first, people. Then you can make your millions.