How to Cure a Computer Hangover

Have you ever sat in front of the computer for long periods of time and suddenly you pull away to find yourself with a nasty hangover? Well here's the cure!

Steps

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    Wash your face. Wipe your face down with a cold, damp face towel or clean cloth.
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    Drink a glass of water. A tall glass of cold water with ice would be best. This is an alternative to energy drinks and does not have any side effects.
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    Freshen up. Change your clothes, brush your hair or do new makeup to freshen up for an instant, refreshed feeling. Changing your clothes or freshening up has a positive psychological effect on you, so you can become active quickly.
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    Take a long and cool shower. Try to relax your mind a bit to reduce the headaches.
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    Think about something else. Start thinking about important stuff (like homework or that project due in two days) or distract your mind by looking outside at some green trees or colourful plants.
    • If you're at home, call or invite a friend over to your house. It will help you relax and forget about your computer activities for a while. Chat or play a board game (but not a computer game!) for a while to ease the tension in the head.
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    Do some light exercise. Go outside for a quick walk/run to reactivate your sitting muscles. A quick jog around the house should do the trick.
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    Go back to your computer. Use the computer for a few hours more. If you begin to feel worse, stop using your computer. Your body is telling you it needs a longer break.

Warnings

  • Do not use a computer or a smartphone for another few hours or so or the pain may return.

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