This Simple App Could Improve Your Stress Level at Work

Because your boss isn't going to magically become reasonable overnight.

As the band Blink 182 and many a sad man in a karaoke bar have conspired to remind me over the years: Work sucks, I know. Bosses are rude and unreasonable, the pay is terrible, and taking two-and-a-half hour naps in the bathroom after lunch is “frowned upon.” Ridiculous.

Safe to say, if you’re at work, you’re probably stressed. And staring nonstop at a computer screen doesn’t do anything to help that, lemme tell ya. Have you seen how angry everyone is on Twitter, all the time? You need a break. More specifically, your eyes do, and there’s science to back that up.

Stare at a computer screen long enough, and there’s a good chance you’ll start to experience headaches, fatigue, red eyes, and a host of other symptoms associated with Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). Breaks for Eyes is here to help you avoid CVS by reminding you to take a 20-second break every 20 minutes and look at something 20 feet away. Also known as the 20-20-20 rule, this practice is proven to combat Computer Vision Syndrome, and Breaks for Eyes will help you make it a staple in your daily life.

So, there you have it. Just find something to stare at 20 feet away that preferably isn’t your HR rep, which will just complicate matters, and give your eyes a break every 20 minutes. It won’t magically make your work any easier, or your boss any less of a giant, whiny baby, but every little bit helps under the tyranny of having a job.

Breaks for Eyes is available over at the Inverse Shop for just $9.99.

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