A good rule of thumb is to get out of your chair for at least 5 minutes each hour.
Another good rule of thumb to help with eye strain there is the 20-20-20 rule! Every 20 minutes, look away from your screen at something about 20 feet away for about 20 seconds. Consider this a stretch for your eyes!
The end of the semester can be stressful, but it is important to take care of yourself while you are taking care of everything else.
Wellness is important for enjoying life during any time of the year and various resources around campus have recently created a new online magazine called Be Well Illinois that covers all topics related to wellness. Check it out here!
Also, if you can, feel free to stop by the iSchool on Reading Day (Thursday, December 12th) for a relaxation event starting at 3 pm with free food and activities!
The event will be held in rooms 131 and 126.
Good luck on finishing up the semester and congratulations to any soon-to-be graduates!
Take a little time away from your computer or phone or whatever device that can cause you stress.
It is important to bring yourself back to the things you love. Maybe that’s reading a book or watching a movie or catching up with a friend. Whatever brings you joy. Then you can get back to all the emails and the deadlines and various obligations. All those things will still be there whether you take a small break or not.
So take the break. Stay away from technology for just a little bit.