Super easy way to remember to take a break from the computer

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This one really works well to remind you to get up from your desk and go get your water, take a break ….

Just go to and search for “set timer for 45 minutes” or however long you want.  A timer will start, and a very noticeable alarm will start playing over your computer speakers.

How long to take off?  If your job is mostly in front of a computer, there’s a good suggestion afoot that says to take 5 minutes every hour for 2-3 repetitions, then take  30 minutes away, then repeat as needed.  Which lines up with the idea of  having something to eat every   2-3 hours, and lines up with the work day at your office pretty well too.


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