Stop Digital Eye Strain

On your first visit to Working Den your browser would have asked to grant permissions to this website. If you granted Working Den permission then every 20 minutes that you have the website open you will see a push notification. This notification will tell you to look 20 metres away from your screen for 20 seconds. This helps your eyes recover from eye strain and helps prevent loss of eyesight. The 20-20-20 rule is something that opticians recommend to all computer users.

This is our favourite feature of Working Den and one that the founders of the site use everyday.

If you did not grant Working Den permission to show these warnings then you can easily change this. Instructions on how to change notifications settings inside your browser can be found below:

Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/3220216?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

Microsoft Edge: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/forum/edge_issue-edge_win10/turn-on-off-microsoft-edge-pop-up-notifications/1e804ae0-788d-46b0-a414-739231e8eaa3

Firefox: https://sendpulse.com/knowledge-base/push-notifications/enable-disable-push-notifications-mozilla-firefox

Safari: https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/06/22/how-to-manage-safari-notifications-in-macos-high-sierra-and-mojave

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Stop

Stop whatever you are doing and focus on this.

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Take Deep Breaths

Follow the instructions on screen or if you have sound follow the spoken instructions.
Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth.

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Observe

Observe your body, your thoughts, your feeling and your emotions. Is your heart racing? Are you sweating? Is your mouth dry? Are you angry? Are you worried? Are you stressed?
Do you need to be reacting the way you are?
How important is the issue you are stressed about?
Is this worth you being stressed over? Will it still be important this time next year?
What advice would you give to a friend if they were in your position?

Now take a moment and relax yourself.

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Proceed

Now continue on with your day, incorporating what you have just learned about the emotions you were feeling.