Have a spare three minutes? Want to do some quick eye exercises at your desk to relax, revitalise and improve your eyeball muscles?
This exercise relaxes and revitalizes the eye muscles. Grab your headphones and put on some white noise. My favourite is this video on Youtube which can help drown out the buzz around the office. Sit quietly and close your eyes. Rub your hands together vigorously until you have built up heat between your two hands. Place your palms over your eyes without applying pressure. Concentrate on the heat radiating from your palms on to your eyelids. Keep your eyes closed and repeat the same actions at least three times. Warning: Don't look at a computer screen until your eyes adjust or it can irritate your eyes (like waking up to a big light) You may also find that your colleagues may think you are closing a big deal and/or made a big mistake.
Tip: If you really want to see the benefit of palming, before you do it - do the next step in this article before and then again afterwards. When I do this I feel that my eyes are dry and stick a little bit while afterwards it is easier.
Warning: you may look like something is in your eye and get asked if you need any help!
- Without moving your head, look as far up as you can and then look as far down as you can. Warning: You may look like your are rolling your eyes or checking someone out if someone walks by you but the bonus here is that you have an excuse if you ever get busted doing either ;-)
- Without moving your head, look as far left and as far right as you can.
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