Do you remember being told to turn the TV off?
Shouted at, for leaving the Mega Drive in pause mode as you went out to play with your mates.
Yesterday felt a bit like that. Not screen burn, but sick burn – the feeling of sitting in front of Zoom for too long. Nearly eight days of five hour chunks of video calls, as part of #TheNewNormal.
At one point I turned the screen away from me. Using only sound to guide me through the latest decisions, car park discussions or virtual post-its we were reviewing.
Yes, I am having my designated breaks – but work has become normal now. The breaks are being filled up by work. Work on top of work – all piped in to my living room through a 13″ MacBook screen.
It all just got too much.
So I fell asleep on the sofa.
With Zoom’s gallery view burned on to the back of my eyelids.
Take breaks. Get some air. Try to not be a slave to the screen(s) in front of you.