I'm Being Timed

@just4him (92252)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
December 5, 2017 11:05am CST
When I got my new Chromebook, I decided to look for apps that would work well for me. One of those apps is a break timer. It times me to work for half an hour, then times me out for 2 minutes to stretch my legs and do whatever I need to do in that two minutes. It worked great yesterday, and since I've already begun my day on the Internet, it's in force today as well. The only time I don't really notice it is when I'm working on a book or other writing, though it does still give you a timer, if I'm paying attention to it that is. It doesn't put the timer screen on when I'm working on a novel, only when I'm here on the Internet. So, I'm getting up every half hour, and keeping myself limber because of it. Have you found a way to not sit for so long here? Thanks for reading. Image taken just now, will be full screen at the end of that time.
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@sishy7 (27346)
• Australia
5 Dec
That's a good idea... But that timer is pretty big... Does it cover part of your screen for the whole 30 minutes?
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@Courtlynn (50930)
• United States
5 Dec
That sounds like a great idea! Glad its working so far.
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@just4him (92252)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Dec
It is, but then I have no choice other than to take it off the address bar, but then I would be sitting for hours. I actually got most of the office cleaned during those two minute breaks yesterday.
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@Courtlynn (50930)
• United States
6 Dec
@just4him well thats good! Ps: got your card, thank you so much!
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@just4him (92252)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Dec
@Courtlynn I'm glad. That makes me really happy.
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@amadeo (47977)
• United States
5 Dec
I do not sit too long.If I do about 15 min or so and get up walk around go out if the weather is pleasant.I hate sitting down for a long period of times.
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@just4him (92252)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec
That's good for you to be so active like that.
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@amadeo (47977)
• United States
5 Dec
@just4him I have to be Val.So I do not think about my medical issue.I know will drop but gotta keep going and enjoy every day of my life.Or try to.
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@just4him (92252)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Dec
@amadeo That's the best way to be.
@FayeHazel (11791)
• United States
5 Dec
Ah that is a great idea. Enjoy your Chromebook and thanks for sharing that!
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@just4him (92252)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec
You're welcome. I am, but like the other laptop, I'll probably use it when I'm in the living room, which isn't often.
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@FayeHazel (11791)
• United States
6 Dec
@just4him Good to have more than 1
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@just4him (92252)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Dec
@FayeHazel Yes, it is.
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@jstory07 (57853)
• Roseburg, Oregon
6 Dec
I get up to fix meals, eat, do the dishes, put clothes in the washer and dryer and go for two walks a day.
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@just4him (92252)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Dec
You keep busy.
@cahaya1983 (9655)
• Malaysia
6 Dec
That's a good way to take care of your posture. I also found a sedentary reminder app recently, it's basically an alarm that pops up an alert telling you that you've been sitting for so and so amount of time.
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@just4him (92252)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Dec
That's a good reminder as well.
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@rina110383 (23239)
6 Dec
I try to move every after 2 hours.
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@just4him (92252)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Dec
It's good to do.
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@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
I sometimes sit here much too long - like now!
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@just4him (92252)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Dec
I just had the timer go off on me, so I've had my 2 minute stretch.
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• United States
5 Dec
I was going to write a post soon about this very thing. I can get so interested in my computer, hours go by for me and I just sit there. So I try to set a timer on my phone to go off every ten minutes, so I can just get up and walk around the room for a minute. That's a great app you found.
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@just4him (92252)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Dec
Thank you. It really is. I've gotten to the point when I know when it's about time for the next break. There's a popup that comes at the bottom of the screen for the last few seconds before the screen goes green.
@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
5 Dec
There are so many amazing apps aren't there. Though I'm glad you don't use it while writing. I'm quite good, I'm an embarrassingly active person so there's no chance of my sitting too long. Apart from when I'm serious writing of course.
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@just4him (92252)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec
That would really interrupt my train of thought to have the screen go green suddenly. However, I'm doing good with getting the office done when it's on timer.
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@Kandae11 (27089)
5 Dec
That would be perfect for me. I almost always get carried away and forget to take breaks.
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@just4him (92252)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec
So do I, but I have no choice when the screen goes green on me.
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• Spain
5 Dec
sounds like a good idea...time can easily run away with you. It's good for you eyes to have a break too!!
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@just4him (92252)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec
Yes, it is. I'm glad I found the app.
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@tammys85 (8675)
• United States
8 Dec
Oh wow, that's actually a good idea. I tend to forget to get up and stretch when I'm working.
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@just4him (92252)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
It's about to go off.
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@tammys85 (8675)
• United States
12 Dec
@just4him That's good. How long do you stretch for?
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@just4him (92252)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Dec
@tammys85 Just the two minutes, unless I let it go idle to really get some work done, which I did last week while I was preparing for the ladies brunch on Saturday.
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