Eye strain. Headaches. Fatigue. A true fiesta. This party-for-one contains side effects of my visual impairment depending on my environment and my work habits and my health. Treating the physical side effects of a disability means being choosey–medication, physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise, socializing, eating, drinking, resting–so many options exist for stress relief with varying personal effectiveness.
Disability or not, everyone is in need of self-care. Regular meals, showers, shelter, those are easy. Then go deeper. Particular habits that are part of your daily routine may not occur to most people. For instance, do you ever do eye exercises?
Now before you get skeptical, I hear ads that sound a bit too good to be true for poor vision correcting eyeball calisthenics, too. I’m not talking about eliminating the need for RX glasses. It’s more universal than that. Recently, I discovered writer Ingrid Rocks after reading an interview with her about her vision loss in New York. I added her books to my TBR (to be read) list, and then browsed her website which leads me to today’s post: self-care for your eyes. It’s party time excellent.
Ingrid Ricks does a physical routine every morning to support the health of her eyes. What I really liked was she included a video describing the accupressure points she focuses on to increase circulation. I’m partial to yoga and meditation and her routine offers a zen-like quality of presence. At the very least, it’s soothing.
Here is a link to her video. Check it out and let me know what you think. Is wellness something you incorporate into your daily routines? What do you do to protect and support your eyes? Tell me about it.