My daughter looked at my eyes the other day and said, "Mom, you look like a crack addict!" I already knew that my eyes looked weary and had way too many blood vessels showing. It was not a surprise. But I knew at that moment that I needed to make some changes in my life!
After googling "bloodshot eyes" I came up with a list of things that would supposedly help me with my problem:
More sleep. OK, I can do that. It will probably be good for my overall well-being. I guess those late night online classes will have to stop. I swear I never get tired when I am on the computer! Maybe I should go back to reading plain old books!
Less time staring at the computer screen. If I get more sleep, my time on the computer will be cut significantly! But what about email, facebook, photoshop, online classes, my BLOG! I need to be on the computer to look at my photographs! OH, NO! I guess I can TRY to limit myself!
Cold/Warm compresses on the eyes. Sounds heavenly. Laying around on the couch a few times a day with tea bags on my eyes! Which is better? Cold or warm? I'll try both! But wait, now I have mascara all over my face. I guess I'll have to go without make-up for a while. Maybe this one can wait until bedtime!
Exercise. I have been meaning to head back to the gym, but first I have to get rid of this nasty cough lingering from a cold I had last week.
Vitamins. Got some. This one is easy!
So it has been a week.....
I have been getting more sleep. I went to the gym. I took my vitamins. I only lasted a day without my computer!
But at least I know Photoshop!