Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Today I went to the doctor about an increasingly sore and cracking shoulder, which I was attributing to several years of carrying bags, or maybe to sleeping in strange positions. And those things may well have something to do with it, but while I was chatting to the doctor about possible causes, it hit me like a tonne of bricks what is actually aggravating it: hours upon hours upon hours spent on the computer, and usually hunched in bed or on the sofa. Since I started this blog, my amount of time spent on the computer has sky-rocketed. It's not just the blog; it doesn't help that I'm also writing a book, or that my family and boyfriend live in other countries so I spend a lot of time hovering around on Skype, but whatever the reason, the computer has often in recent months been my lifeline to the world (and yes, I'm a bit ashamed to admit that).
But after today, that realllllly has to stop. Hours of my life in front of a screen is bad enough, but if it's reached a point where a professional, tugging on my shoulder, massaging my arm and cracking my back for over an hour can't even make much of a difference, and I'm still in my twenties, this is a serious problem. I'm not sure why I'm ranting on about this on here... I guess I was just horrified today at how little it took to mess up one part of my body. So.... major computer restrictions going into effect around here! Well, as much as possible, anyway.
There was another resolution I was going to talk about... but I've already written an essay so it can wait.
Many thanks to Ben Evans for the pictures! (He teaches photography, and runs the Barcelona Photo Walk monthly)