It’s All in Your Head

You might say it’s all in my head, and I would say, “So what?”

Over the past several months, I would come home from work with eyes that were blood shot and dry.  I felt like I just needed to shut them for awhile.  It actually felt like I was so tired I just needed to go to bed right when I would get home from work.  Needless to say, I did not feel good when I got home every day.  I started to think that maybe I wasn’t tired, but my eyes were just tired and strained from looking at a computer screen all day.  So I did some research.  Turns out, some do think that staring at a computer screen all day does in fact strain your eyes.  They also believe that along with taking breaks from staring at the screen, a pair of computer glasses can help reduce the effects.  The glasses help block UV and soften the blue light of the screen with funky yellowish lenses.  When I told my wife I was going to order some, she chuckled at me…like good luck with that.  I ordered them anyway.

I’ve had my glasses for about two weeks and I can’t even begin to tell you how much they have helped. I don’t have any of the problems I was having before.  Now, is it the glasses or is it all in my head? And…does it matter? I’m not smart enough to determine if the answer is the glasses or in my head, but I don’t care…my eyes don’t hurt.

Sometimes, we spend too much time trying to figure things out.  My kids ask for a Band-Aid every time they injure themselves.  We all know it doesn’t actually make the “boo boo” feel better…or does it? Why this and why that. It is not a bad thing to try to figure stuff out, but some things don’t need to be figured out.

When you help someone feel better with kind words, don’t over analyze it, just do more of it.

Sometimes it’s all in our head…and that’s ok.

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