Skip to main content

Say Goodbye To Screen Time and Strain on Eyes -Avontix



The way technology has engulfed our lives has made it irresistible and very difficult for us to stay away from any sort of screen, whether it is our computer, smartphone, tab or television. However, to reduce strain on our eyes and brain, we ought to reduce our screen time. Though we cannot cut off screen time in totality as most of our work is done using computers and various other screens, we can definitely minimize the time we stare at the screens unproductively. Following these simple rules, we can considerably reduce our screen time and give our eyes some rest.

  • Have quality family time: Most of us tend to catch up with the news or other social media updates while having our meals. Ensure you keep your smartphones away from you and turn off the television sets before you start your meals, whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner. This way you will also get some quality time to spend with your family and strengthen your bond. 
  • Demarcate office and personal time: Once your working hours are over, limit yourself from checking emails and messages unless it is very critical for your job to stay connected all the time. This not only reduces strain on your eyes but also, eliminates the resultant stress.
  • Indulge in hobbies that don’t need screen: Rather than spending time uselessly watching movies or playing games on screen, introduce yourself to much engaging stuff like reading, playing games that require some physical activity, or simply going for a walk. These activities give you refreshment and health while keeping you away from the addictive screens. 
  • Avoid screens in bed: Get rid of the habit of using phones or computer in bed and don’t even watch movies or television from your bed. A bed is meant for rest and sleep which you should not deprive yourself of by getting addicted to screens in bed.
  • Don’t text, rather call: No doubt, technology has brought people together and gives better chances to stay connected. However, we should use smartphones and computers prudently to stay connected and try to connect with people more with calls. If time and distance permit, what better than meeting in person?
  • Grab a newspaper: Get into that old fashion and grab a newspaper to satisfy your news appetite. If this is not possible, then identify one source of online news that you find reliable and stick to that one site. This will not make you wander from one site to another and increase your screen time. 
Reducing screen time minimizes the strain on your eyes and gives you time for better and productive activities. Even while you are looking at a screen try to blink often and don’t stare at the screen continuously. 

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

That’s Hilarious! Funny Must-Read Medical Transcription Errors!

Doctors every now and then come across some very critical bloopers from medical transcriptionists. Some of these can be downright funny! It’s common for transcription errors to creep in for various reasons like the dictation might not be clear, too many medical terms stuffed in, or misunderstanding at the transcriptionist’s end. Medical transcriptionists vary in experience and skill and may not be well versed with some medical terms. Here is a compilation of some very funny transcription mistakes you could note to avoid being on the receiving end of the laughter! 

   ·"Eyes and nose continue to be within normal limits" (I & O).    ·"History of sick as hell disease" (sickle cell)    ·"She was a bitch and grinned" (a bit chagrined).    ·"The last day the patient took their meds was for beaver."  (forever).    ·“49 year old occasional male”(Caucasian male).    ·“Borderline respectable pancreatic cancer”. (Resectable).    ·“Patient is alert and orien…

Healthcare Documentation – A Promising Career Option -Avontix

Picture courtesy: explorehealthcareers.org
With ever-changing legal and medical requirements, it is mandatory that all the procedures and processes performed by healthcare practitioners are recorded accurately not just for evidential purposes but for future references also. However, it is not possible for the physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to keep documenting each and every process performed by them in a written format. Hence, physicians take advantage of the technological advancements and record the procedures performed by them in audio files using an electronic device. Although these can serve as records, it is not easy to comprehend a physician’s voice file when the information is required. So, these voice files are transcribed into electronic documents and this process of transcribing is called medical transcription or healthcare documentation.  
The voice files given by the physicians for healthcare documentation include their office visits, emergency room …

Continuous Improvement – The Secret of Self Improvement -Avontix

What is that we typically do for self-improvement? Set a large goal; try to accomplish that in the least possible time. At the outset, this seems perfectly alright but does not work in practicality. It often leads to exhaustion, frustration and failure. This pattern needs to change; instead, we should aim for simple path of continuous improvement by slowly fine-tuning our everyday behavior and habits. Continuous improvement means, making minor changes and adjustments in our everyday life with the anticipation of a remarkable change over a period of time.

It’s not that easy to believe that small changes can lead to big shifts of improvement because we can’t see any notable accomplishments on a daily basis, BUT IT WORKS. Minor alterations don’t show results at that particular point of time but add up over a period, hence, we can see the results only in the long run; in fact, it is possible that we may happen that we may not even recognize it initially.



How do we go about it?


Avoid mistak…