Does Coloring Give You A Headache?


If you get headaches from coloring, the very reason for coloring – relaxing – is getting undermined!

Uh-oh! You’re focusing too closely – you need to back up and take occasional breaks!

1. You may be bending your head down too close to your drawing. Sit up straighter, and breathe deeply.

2. Check your glasses – is your prescription up to date?

Here’s one thing you can do to alleviate your headaches. Every 15 or 20 minutes, look up from your work and find the object in the farthest distance from you that you can – including anything outside your window.

Focus on that for ten seconds. Now sight on something a little closer and do it again…and again…and again…until you are now looking at something close to yourself.

Doing this will allow your eyes to adjust to many focal distances, giving them the elasticity and rest they need for eye health. It only takes a few minutes. Try it – it works! I’ve been doing it for over 50 years!

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